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The Census2020 Project, funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services, provides technical assistance to Regional Intermediaries and their subcontractors working to increase Census self-reporting through awareness building and technical troubleshooting.

Fiscal Year 2020 Staff

Michael Collins Census Outreach Coordinator and Trainer

Josh Cook Design and Communications Research Assistant

Allyson Nolde Census Outreach Coordinator and Trainer

Kathleen Yang-Clayton Co-Principal

Joe Wentzel Project Manager

Austin Zamudio Senior Project Manager

2020 Census Resource Guide

Data Library – this Google Drive contains original analysis of 2020 Census Response Rates

Defining Our Decade video series

Census, Safety and COVID-19

Department of Public Administration Webinars

Talking to the Press

Census PSA toolkits in multiple languages

Resources from the U.S. Census Bureau

Sample letters and questionnaires:

Outreach materials and curriculum:

Webinars on reaching older people

Using Voter Activation Network for Census outreach

Understanding Census questions

LGBT readings of Census

  • National lgbtq Task Force explainer – Guides people who identify as LGBT how to fill out the census and focuses on those who do not identify with any of the options given (i.e. homeless, nonbinary, relationship status).

Homeless Population:

Disabled Population:

Counting Families, Children and Special Cases:

Language Support:

Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islander Communities:

College Students:

Why Census Matters: