MSU Denver is hiring Census Outreach Fellows
Dec. 11, 2019
The student positions pay $18 per hour and focus on campus and community education. Resumes are due by Dec. 18.
In December 2019, MSU Denver was awarded a grant to help inform the campus and local community about the 2020 Census and why it's important to participate in it. Along with several community partners - Denver Health, Denver Human Services, City & County of Denver HRCP, Lutheran Family Services, Montebello 2020, Revision and Uno Mano, Uno Esperanza - the University will hire Census Outreach Fellows to conduct Census education on Auraria Campus as well as reach out to hard-to-count areas and linguistically diverse communities around Denver.
Every 10 years since 1790, the U.S. counts its population. The results determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives, help local officials redraw congressional, legislative and school districts and help lawmakers allocate federal funding to emergency services, road construction, schools like MSU Denver and other important public services.
Population changes from the last decade help the federal government plan for the next decade for urban and rural communities alike. The Census help ensure that communities large and small are seen, heard, reflected and represented.
By April 1, 2020, every home in the country will receive an invitation to participate. Once received, you can submit your Census by mail, by phone or online.
Yes, the Census Bureau is required by law to protect your info and only use your data for statistical purposes. The Census Bureau will never ask you for your Social Security number, money or donations, your political affiliation or your bank or credit card numbers. Be aware of common fraud and scams associated with the Census.
No. Students living with their parent(s) will be counted as part of their household and should not self-respond.
Students who live in university housing are counted as living in Group Quarters and should not self-respond using the methods households do. MSU Denver is deciphering which units near campus such as Campus Village, the Regency or Auraria Student Lofts count as Group Quarters.
It depends. If you're crashing on a friend's couch, you should count yourself as part of their household. Other circumstances include:
When you complete the Census, post a selfie or screenshot on social media with the hashtag #AurariaCounts. You’ll also become eligible for a weekly prize ($20 Amazon gift card) and grand prize ($100 Amazon gift card) from the Auraria Campus Complete Count Committee.