North Lawndale Organization Leading Efforts to Ensure Most Accurate Account of North Lawndale’s Residents in 2010 Census
To assist the Census Bureau in their efforts of getting North Lawndale counted in the 2010 Census, Lawndale Christian Development Corporation has formed a Complete Count Committee (CCC) and hired a project manager and outreach workers to promote the 2010 Census. The Complete Count Committee is comprised of community leaders, other community based organizations and residents of North Lawndale.
The CCC meets every Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. The goal of the CCC is to strategize on different approaches to get the community involved with the census and motivate and educate the community on the importance of completing their questionnaire. The project manager works closely with the outreach workers to make sure that all resources are tapped into to get the word out about the census. On a daily basis they are reaching out to CBO’s, schools, businesses, community leaders as well as residents of North Lawndale. In order to motivate schools to get involved we have announced a poster contest to schools in North Lawndale. The theme of the poster will be the 2010 Census. The posters that are selected will be placed on a billboard and posted in the community newspaper.
The CCC will be hosting a Community Census Rally on February 27, 2010 from 12:00p.m. until 3:00p.m. Although our true measures will not be known until the release of the census data, we feel that the community has been receptive to the information.