Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Census Turns to Kids for Help

Many immigrants are not sure they want to or are capable to fill in the census forms. Their children are learning how important it is and how to help their parents. - - Donna Poisl

In Immigrant Neighborhoods, a Way to Reach Adults Who Don't Speak English


LOS ANGELES -- The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting a new set of volunteers: kids.

Seeking to ensure strong participation in the decennial population count, especially in so-called hard-to-count neighborhoods, the bureau has decided children are key.

That has led it to settings like Arlene Paynes's first-grade class at Union Avenue Elementary School in this immigrant enclave on the edge of downtown. Last Thursday, the class gathered to read aloud a story titled "Who Counts?"
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