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The Constitution requires that a census of all U.S. residents be taken every ten years in order to determine each state's number of congressional representatives and the apportionment of billions of federal dollars, including those dedicated to adult education. 

Thanks to our state partnership with the New England Literacy Resource Center (NELRC), we are pleased to offer Massachusetts adult educators the opportunity to attend this free webinar to help you, your students, and your community prepare for and fully participate in the 2020 census.

Please register here to attend this webinar.


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • Adult education directors, teachers, advisors, and other community partners who are interested in supporting their students' and communities' full participation in the 2020 census

Full participation among all U.S. residents in the 2020 census is essential for ensuring proportionate representation in Congress and equitable distribution of federal dollars to states. This webinar will review how the 2020 census works, why it matters, the challenges that threaten a full population count, and how adult education programs and libraries can help adults understand and participate in the 2020 census. 

This free webinar, facilitated by national experts, is open to all staff in your adult education program and to your community partners. Please share this opportunity with others who might play a role in promoting full 2020 census participation.

To attend this webinar, please register here.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Explain why the 2020 census is important and how it will be administered.
    Consider strategies in response to the challenges that threaten full participation.
    Develop plans for your program and your community so your students and other community residents understand the importance of this process and are prepared to participate.
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