Austin ISD and the National Association of Latino Elected Officials Education Fund will host a Census 2020 Ambassador Training Feb. 15, the second training offered by AISD.
The training will equip community members to be Census ambassadors. Once completed, ambassadors will help ensure that everyone in AISD and Central Texas is accurately represented to get federal funding for schools, health care, libraries, and social services.
What: Ambassadors will be trained about the basics of the 2020 Census (who, what, when, where and how), discuss ways each of them can be involved and share ready-to-use outreach materials and resources for teachers to use in their classrooms.
When: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 15
Where: Uphaus Early Childhood Center cafeteria, 5200 Freidrich Lane
Why: In November 2019, Austin ISD announced the launch of a coordinated outreach effort that will involve all campuses in the district to ensure that every child and family is counted in the 2020 U.S. Census in March.
The Census ambassador training is a free event and includes lunch, childcare, and interpreters. Individuals interested in attending can submit the Census training form.
For more information, contact the AISD Parent Engagement Support Office at 512-414-0726.
AISD and the Census
The Decennial Census is so named because it is conducted every ten years, as required by the U.S. Constitution. The purpose of the Census is to count everyone living in the U.S. and its territories.
AISD is actively participating in the Austin-Travis County Complete Count Committee. The committee is striving to get all people in Travis County counted on the Census, but is particularly focusing on traditionally hard-to-count populations, which include infants and young children. AISD has also designated a Census coordinator, who is gathering information and providing it to campuses and the community. The coordinator will also provide assistance to parents and arrange for Census Bureau representatives to come to committee meetings and district functions.