The 2020 Census will count everyone living in the United States and five U.S. territories.

University Outreach wants you to get counted! Watch this video to learn more about the 2020 Census.

Contact Information:
Paula Nas  |  pnas@umich.edu
Marcus Williams  |  wilmarcu@umich.edu



Inspire Your Community to Complete the 2020 Census
UM-Flint Create-A-Thon 

Looking for something fun to do while you're home and everything is closed? You could win a prize for getting creative with us to help promote the Census!  Join us as we create digital media to spread awareness about the importance of participating in the Census.  Many communities are overlooked for funding or lack representation in government, including people of color, immigrants, people with limited English proficiency, those experiencing homelessness, renters, low income households, single-parent families, LGBTQ, and young children.  Let's create content to help make sure these Flint communities are properly counted in the 2020 Census!

Submit your creative content by April 15. Upload Content

If you weren't able to attend the workshop you can view the Workshop Slide Deck.

Enter as an individual or as part of a team.

Gift Cards Awarded to Top Entries

1st Place = $50
2nd Place = $30
3rd Place = $20

If you are submitting materials as a team, prizes will be awarded to each member on the team.

More about Create-A-Thons...https://accelerate.census.gov/get-involved/attend-a-create-a-thon/

At these engaging workshops, creative students and professionals collaborate with nonprofit and civic organizations to reach hard-to-count communities in their area. In this action-packed session participants learn about the importance of getting out the count, connect with other organizations working to reach hard-to-count communities, and generate a bank of content to support 2020 Census outreach efforts. 

Get Counted!

Every student should participate in the 2020 census as the 2020 Census will determine funding.

Who To Count

The 2020 Census will count everyone living in the United States and five U.S. territories.

Count Everyone Under Your Roof

If you are filling out the census for your home, you should count everyone who is living there as of April 1, 2020. This includes any friends or family members who are living and sleeping there most of the time. If someone is staying in your home on April 1, and has no usual home elsewhere, you should count them in your response to the 2020 Census. Please also be sure to count roommates, young children, newborns, and anyone who is renting a space in your home. These people are often missed in the census. This means they can miss out on resources for themselves and their communities over the next 10 years.

Where to get Counted

Interested in working for the US Census Bureau?