Category: Census 2020

Jun
30

DESPITE COVID-19 CONDITIONS, PIERCE COUNTY BEATS THE 2010 CENSUS SELF-RESPONSE RATE

Filed Under: Census 2020 - Posted @ 4:26pm

Rural Pierce County communities like Buckley, South Prairie, Wilkeson, and Carbonado are often undercounted in census data. Steven Liefsen, Director of Equity and Achievement at White River School District, shared why having complete and accurate census data in rural communities he serves is so important, “We have a growing population of Hispanic families and the > Continue Reading

Apr
10

Local Organizations Encourage 2020 Census Participation While Responding to COVID-19

Filed Under: Census 2020 - Posted @ 11:17am

Since December 2019, more than 40 organizations received funding for census outreach through GTCF, thanks to a grant from the State of Washington Office of Financial Management.  In response to COVID-19 and the challenges it presented to outreach,  GTCF received an additional $857K from the Office of Financial Management to support rapid response census outreach > Continue Reading

Mar
10

Community Conversations Open Doors To Census Participation

Filed Under: Census 2020 - Posted @ 3:57pm

“Our Elders tell us stories about the abuse our people endured during the boarding school era, when government officials would lock our children in closets for speaking their native language. To this day some choose not to shut doors in their homes. Parents attempted to hide their children during those times, so that they wouldn’t > Continue Reading

Dec
12

2020 Census Outreach Depends On Community Connections

Filed Under: Census 2020 - Posted @ 2:04pm

For the past year, Chris Jordan and his team at Fab-5 have been inviting youth, neighbors, and elders of the Tacoma Hilltop community to shape the development of new affordable housing units, and new community, commercial, and retail space along the Martin Luther King, Jr. Way corridor. Chris Jordan is co-Director of Fab-5, a nonprofit > Continue Reading

Oct
10

Funding Available to Make Sure Your Community Counts in the 2020 Census

Filed Under: Census 2020 - Posted @ 10:18am

GTCF to Award $400,000 in Grants to Pierce County organizations for 2020 Census Outreach    Lifelong Tillicum resident Jonathan Jackson knows firsthand how some Pierce County communities struggle to obtain good schools, roads, even sidewalks. That’s what prompted him to join the You Count Campaign, a collective of Pierce County organizations that recognize the importance > Continue Reading

Sep
12

Partnering for Census 2020: Dr. Ali Modarres, Director of Urban Studies – University of Washington Tacoma

Filed Under: Census 2020,Strengthening Pierce County - Posted @ 9:13am

Over the past 38 years, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation has seen Pierce County grow and change, but what has remained constant is the passion people bring to building a thriving community. Sharing community knowledge and stories about our lived experiences builds everyone’s ability to make a positive impact. In our latest annual book of Pierce County > Continue Reading

Sep
11

“Fill Out the [email protected]?? Form”, and Other Ways Pierce County Groups are Raising Awareness of the 2020 Census

Filed Under: Census 2020 - Posted @ 10:19am

A hand drawn black and white bus with 2020 census written on the side

The Tacoma Urban League website offers T-shirts and sweatshirts with the phrase “Fill Out the [email protected]?? Form” emblazoned on the front. It’s one of the many ways the Black Caucus is raising awareness about the importance of responding to the U.S. census by April 1, 2020. The catch-phrase, “Fill Out the [email protected]?? Form”, came out of > Continue Reading