Invite your students (and staff) to be 2020 Census Ambassadors! At our upcoming training of trainers, we’ll show you how! Join us for two webinars (March 11 and April 15, both at 2:00 eastern time) and receive step-by-step instructions and all the materials you need to support your students and staff to speak knowledgeably about the census and share why it matters. Why do the training? The census is a big deal for all of our communities! With the data gathered every ten years, the federal government decides how to distribute funds to states and how to apportion representation in congress. An undercount would have a big impact on our adult education programs and on our students’ communities. As adult educators, we have a chance to share important information with our students, so they can decide how to participate in this pivotal moment.
We are offering two ways to carry out the training: 1) in the classroom, with the teacher leading the training, and 2) program-wide, with a staff person leading the training for all interested staff and students. There is no cost for this training, but you must register! If you can’t make one or both of the webinars, please register anyway, and we will send you a link to the recording of the webinar, as well as a copy of the slides. There will also be a Community of Practice set up in between webinars, so you can get support and share ideas with each other.
Thanks to generous funding from the National Coalition for Literacy for supporting this Census Ambassador training.