It is almost time for the 2020 Census, the decennial count of everyone who lives in the United States. SMCOE is collaborating with its partners in early learning, school districts, government, and the community to help ensure that everyone is counted. An accurate count will help ensure that children receive the support they need to be healthy and successful.

Everyone Counts in the 2020 Census

The 2020 Census is around the corner and we need your help in closing this gap. Count everyone in your household in the 2020 Census, including all children, extended family, and unrelated individuals.

SMCOE Support for the Census

SMCOE has a variety of resources to help schools and organizations educate students and their families about the Census and engage them in this important historic and civic event. Please feel free to use any of these resources in your efforts to inform and engage students and their families.

  • Resources for schools, including public school districts, charters, independent schools, and organizations serving youth. These regularly updated materials include flyers, graphics, talking points, social media posts, and content for newsletters and websites.
  • Census-related curriculum, including Census 2020 Count Me In: Taking Informed Action Today and Census 2020 Count Me In: A Historical Perspective.
  • Why I Count Week. To be held on school campuses across San Mateo County for a week between March 23 to April 9, 2020. More details to come.
  • Census Ambassadors are youth leaders who play an important role in supporting the Census. SMCOE is supporting after school program staff who are teaching students and preparing them for this special role.
  • Why I Count, Why My Family Counts, Why My Community Counts is a fun and creative opportunity for students in grades K-12 to share why they count. More details to come soon. 

Resources

Your Guide to the 2020 Census (English, Español)

Related Websites

Census 2020 in San Mateo County

California Census 2020

First 5 Association Census Resources

U.S. Census Bureau

Mefula Fairley

Senior Administrator, Board/Superintendent Support and Community Relations

Email: (650) 802-5553

Phone: mfairley@smcoe.org