Every 10 years we get a chance to be counted so you don’t want to miss your chance in 2010 because you won’t get another one until 2020. The 2010 Census is run by the Federal Government but its not a Washington DC thing — its a Kent thing that will go a long way in determining what Washington will send our way in the next 10 years.
A group of Kent State students have made promoting the 2010 Census as a team project and they’ve asked for a little help from me to get Census information posted on Kent360. I’m happy to oblige.
The city of Kent, along with Kent State University, will celebrate Count Kent in a Flash 2010 U.S. Census Awareness Week from February 21 through February 28.
KSU’s Public Relations Student Society of America’s Bateman team will host various events throughout the week in the community, as well as on campus, to inform, educate and motivate individuals to fill out the 2010 census. Come win prizes, have fun and learn how you can make a difference in Kent.
- It’s important. Every year, the federal government allocates more than $300 billion to states and communities based on census data. An accurate census count is vital to our communities’ well-being by helping planners determine where to locate schools, day care centers, roads and public transportation, hospitals and other facilities.
- You count. Every completed form equates to about $1,000 of federal funding for the Kent community.
- It’s quick. 2010 census form is the shortest in history – only takes about ten minutes to complete ten questions.
Confirmed events for Count Kent in a Flash 2010 U.S. Census Awareness Week are as followed:
- Monday, Feb. 22: noon-2p.m.; 5-7p.m.- Census information table at Student Recreation and Wellness Center
- Wednesday, Feb. 24:
- Noon-1:30p.m. Soup and Substance program, Room 206, Kent Student Center
- Noon- Cultural Dialogues, Room 215, White Hall
- 2-4 p.m.- Informational booth at Student Center
- 7p.m. (doors open at 5:30p.m.)- Kent v. Akron women’s basketball game
- Thursday, Feb. 25: Jay Sean concert, MAC Center; doors open at 7p.m., concert starts at 8
- Friday, Feb. 26: 8p.m. – Comedian John Caparulo at the Rathskeller, located in the basement of the Student Center.
An accurate census count depends on every Kent resident completing and returning their census form. Forms will be sent out starting in March.
To learn more about Census Awareness Week events, visit the Bateman team’s Facebook fan page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/2010-US-Census-Kent-State-University/278600670781?ref=ts
You can also check out the 2010 U.S. Census- Kent State University or blog at http://prssakentstate.wordpress.com/.