ProLiteracy, through its partnership with the National Coalition for Literacy, is focused on Census 2020 in an effort to ensure a complete and accurate count of adult learners and their families. Adult learners often fall into one or more groups that the Census Bureau has identified as “hard to count,” which means they are at risk of being undercounted.
The census determines how $800 billion annually is spent on programs affecting schools, housing, health care, and much more. Results also determine the allocation of seats and draw district lines for the U.S. House of Representatives, state legislatures, and local boards. The census will determine these allocations for the next 10 years.
To keep apprised of tools for adult education practitioners to use to support adult learners’ understanding of and instructions for completing the census, please visit NCL’s website of resources.
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NCL has just launched its Pledge To Be Counted! campaign to help ensure a complete Census count with a specific focus on adults with low levels of literacy, numeracy, and digital skills. We urge educators, programs, and others who work with adult learners to pledge to help them understand the value of the Census and complete the Census form.
To support the campaign, NCL is providing several resources for teaching and outreach:
Also, if you would like to subscribe to a special Census news list, you can do so here.
Pledge To Be Counted today!