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The 2020 Census: What You and Your Clients Need to Know
This webinar is open to all refugee service providers, whether working at state agencies, resettlement agencies or affiliates, or other organizations. This webinar is presented by Switchboard, a one-stop resource hub for refugee service providers in the United States. Visit www.SwitchboardTA.org to learn more.

What will this webinar cover?
The 2020 Census is fast approaching. An accurate count will provide the basis for distributing over $675 billion in federal funds each year, in areas including housing, education, transportation, employment, health care, and more. Refugee service providers have a vital role to play in helping clients understand the Census, dispelling potential fears, and contributing to a complete count. This webinar will give you the information you need to respond to clients' questions. It will also share useful multilingual resources. Speakers will offer ideas for Census outreach and education activities that you can easily integrate into your daily work, highlighting efforts in Baltimore, MD and Syracuse, NY.

Is this webinar for me?
This webinar is aimed at any refugee service provider interested in supporting clients as they learn about and complete the 2020 Census. It is relevant for direct service staff, including cultural orientation and immigration service providers, as well as program managers/leaders. It is especially relevant for those whose roles involve responding to client questions and concerns.

Why should I attend?
After attending this 60-minute session, you will be able to:  

- Answer FAQ’s from refugee clients about the 2020 Census;
- Describe why the Census is important, including how it impacts federal funding for programs and services; and
- Name at least one idea for Census outreach/education that you can incorporate into your work with refugees.

Full Speaker List: https://bit.ly/39huvcI

Mar 3, 2020 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Jenny Aramony
Partnership Specialist, National Partnership Program @U.S. Census Bureau
Jenny Aramony is a partnership specialist with the National Partnership Program at the U.S. Census Bureau. Jenny enlists and engages national-level organizations to support the 2020 Census and encourage their audiences – especially hard-to-count communities – to respond to the Census. Previously, Jenny was a statistician with the Economic Directorate.
Kristen Aster
Associate Director for Community Mobilization and Engagement @International Rescue Committee
Kristen Aster is Associate Director for Community Mobilization and Engagement at the International Rescue Committee. She provides technical assistance, information, and resources regarding community engagement to IRC's offices in the U.S. She co-chairs IRC's national Census Working Group with Amber Mull.
Amber Mull
Associate Director for Immigration @International Rescue Committee
Amber Mull is Associate Director for Immigration at the International Rescue Committee. She provides technical assistance, support, and guidance to IRC’s legal service programs across the U.S. Amber co-chairs IRC's national Census Working Group with Kristen Aster. She is a DOJ-accredited representative.