And help get out the count. Want to know how you or your organization can support a fair and accurate 2020 Census? We offer suggestions below.
Join the OC Census Community Table, a cross-sector, multi-sector hub for Census information, knowledge and resources. As of May 2020, more than 450 local Census stakeholders are part of the Table. Email Sarah Middleton at email@example.com for more information or to sign up.
Plan to attend the next Quarterly Census Expo. Hosted by Charitable Ventures, the Orange County/Region 9 Administrative CBO (ACBO), and the OC Census Community Table, the Expo is the place to share Census information and knowledge, build strong partnerships and collaboration between trusted leaders in the community, and enhance a county-wide coordinated outreach effort.
Previous Quarterly Census Expos have taken place in:
During the September Expo (pictured below), attendees participated in a design-thinking workshop focused on messaging for our Hard-to-Count populations.
Register here for the Wednesday, September 23rd virtual event from 10:00-11:30am.
Set up a QAC or QAK. A what or what?! QAC is Questionnaire Assistance Center and QAK is Questionnaire Action Kiosk. And we’re hopeful that organizations up and down Orange County will set up these Centers and Kiosks to support OC residents in completing their Census forms.
For more details and next steps, please click here to download our QAC/QAK instruction flyer.
Click here to download a mini-grant application to support QAC/QAK set-up.
Join your local Complete Count Committee. Local Complete Count Committees (LCCCs) are popping up around Orange County!
As of June 2020, the following cities have established LCCCs:
South County Cities
Interested in joining a LCCC? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and your request will be routed appropriately.
Census Training kicked off in Orange County in the Fall of 2019 and ramped up in early 2020. NALEO, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – LA, OCAPICA and the OC Civic Engagement Table conducted Census trainings for interested individuals and organizations. By May 2020, nearly all Census training wrapped.
Interested in receiving Census training for your organization? Please email 2020Census@charitableventuresoc.org.
Questionnaire Assistance Centers, or QACs, are physical locations where community members can safely and conveniently get information about the 2020 Census in their native language and complete the Census on a device/phone, as well as interact with community-based organizations who are trusted messengers.
Charitable Ventures (www.charitableventuresoc.org), as the Orange County/Region 9 State-designated Administrative Community-Based Organization (ACBO), provided QAC trainings to interested organizations in February and March 2020.
We know the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted plans for QACs. If your organization is able to operate your QAC virtually, please do. If you have questions on how to go virtual with Census assistance, please email 2020Census@charitableventuresoc.org.
If your organization would like to establish a QAC and is seeking information and training, please email 2020Census@charitableventuresoc.org.