Worked with the U.S. Census Bureau, the City and State of New York, New York Counts 2020, community-based nonprofit organizations, and the business community to lead a coordinated 2020 Census effort to maximize resources and access to the most up-to-date and accurate information.
- Hosted the New York City Census Summit in Fall 2019 with 14 organizing coalition partners and more than 400 attendees.
Watch the presentations from the Census Summit on YouTube >
- Conducted a needs assessment of overall Census efforts across industries including government, community-based organizations, large and small businesses, organized labor, and nonprofits. Read the work plan here >
- Created Census In A Box—which served as the most accurate and helpful resources for Census advocates—to streamline strategy development and ensure a shared baseline of information.
Get the Box here >
- Created an inventory of all resources, toolkits, and Census material created by trusted stakeholders across the state and country.
Review the resource inventory >
- Coordinated the creation of “must have” resources for NYC advocates.
See the must haves resource list >
- Convened an Organizing & Action Committee with leaders from healthcare, labor, philanthropy, and nonprofit sectors to conceive and direct a citywide Census action plan.
Jennifer Jones Austin
Dr. Steven Corwin
Monsignor Kevin Sullivan
- Hosted a Power Breakfast with Chief Demographer of New York City, Joe Salvo, to engage and activate the ABNY community to prepare for a coordinated 2020 Census effort.
Watch the replay here >
- Hosted a Power Breakfast with Quinnipiac University to share findings from their Census poll and best practices on using data for Census advocacy and outreach among the ABNY community.
Watch the replay here >
- Partnered with Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to host the New York State Census Summit in January 2020 engaging Census advocates and equipping statewide efforts with the language and best practices to get out the count across New York State.
Learn more here >
- Coordinated efforts with the Mayor’s office as a Citywide Partner to plan and execute the NYC Census 2020 effort including the organization of communication materials for more than 150 Complete Count Fund awardees.
Learn more about the City’s historic Fund here >
- Worked with the business community to activate business owners, employees, and their networks to boost the self-response rate in historically undercounted communities across NYC.
Read the business one pager here >
- Coordinated a communications response for the Citizenship question decision with NYS Attorney General Letitia James, the NYS Department of State, NYC Census 2020 office, NYC Law Department, and the NYC Council. Download the SCOTUS Digital Toolkit here >
- Activated more than 50 leading partners from across sectors to access their networks to amplify accurate information and empower trusted networks to encourage their communities to complete the Census.
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- Worked with property managers and real estate owners to launch a coordinated Census outreach effort in residential buildings.
Download the shareables here >
- Established a Census “war room” for the purpose of discussing, planning, and strategizing around allocation and distribution of Census resources. The war room mobilized and encouraged participation from City, State, labor, and community-based stakeholders.
- Hosted and participated in more than 100 informational meetings and convenings of Census stakeholders to engage public and private sector leaders throughout the New York City region; supported efforts by sharing information, exchanging ideas and tactics to get out the count; and distributed up-to-date and accurate community information.
- Worked with the U.S. Census Bureau, City Hall, and New York Counts 2020 to create a timeline for New York City’s Get Out the Count efforts.