Prospect Park Alliance Hosts Census Fair
January 22, 2020
On January 21, Prospect Park Alliance partnered with the U.S. Census Bureau, NYC Census 2020, the Brooklyn Borough President and community partners to host a Census Fair at the LeFrak Center at Lakeside. The Fair is part of a larger effort by Prospect Park Alliance to get out the word about the Census and its importance to our community ahead of the official count starting in March 2020.
"2020 is a significant year for our community and beyond," said Sue Donoghue, President of Prospect Park Alliance. "The outcome of the upcoming Census will play a critical role in the funding of our parks and public spaces. Brooklyn is one of the most undercounted areas in the nation, and vital federal funding and government representation depends on our census count. The Alliance is playing a leadership role in supporting our community with this effort."
The event brought together 15 community partners, and attracted more than 500 attendees. The event was one of the most successful for the U.S. Census on the job recruitment front, contributing significantly to the 1,000 applications registered on January 21 in Brooklyn.
Prospect Park Alliance has set up a census hub on its website, prospectpark.org/census, which has information on job and volunteer opportunities, upcoming census events and more information on completing the census.