Intro

Check out this remarkable music video by the New City Kids teens promoting the 2020 Census! New City Kids' leadership development program empowers urban teens as leaders. They make learning fun for younger students in music-focused After School Centers in under-resourced neighborhoods. Our teens have unleashed their skills to help communities all over the nation get a complete count during the 2020 Census. They crafted the song in English and Spanish so more people get the message. Watch here and share the video, then scroll all the way down this page to see #censusselfie examples and join the fun!

Education about the census and how to complete it and the elimination of misconceptions is vital.

Census data determines federal funding allocation for billions of dollars every year for hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources.

The word "hospitals" should hit home for everyone right now. Let's do our part to make sure the 2020 Census is accurate.

***New City Kids engages over 500 youth daily through music-driven after school centers for under-resourced children. Those centers are run by high school students from those same neighborhoods, employed through our intensive internship program. New City Kids alumni boast a 100% high school graduation rate and a 90% college graduation rate, 10x the national average for youth in this demographic. In short, our youth are amazing — just watch and see!***

Take the Census Challenge, #censusrapchallenge:

1. Share this video with friends! #newcitykidscounts

2. Share a picture of you and your household filling out the census #censusselfie

3. Tag 3 more people to take a #censusselfie

When you post, use these hashtags:

#newcitykidscounts, #census2020, #census, #jerseycitycensus, #censusselfies, #patersoncounts2020, #njcensus2020, #abetterfuture, #JCMakeItCount, #NJCensusDay2020, #2020Census, #FillItOut, #NJCensus2020, #MakeItCount

Mom took our #censusselfie today. She says she’s not allowed to count me but her and dad are counted! Rude!
.
.
.
.
#lanakanecat #calicocutie #all_this_sass #selfie #happykitty #love #iloveyou #calicocatsofinstagram #calicocats #calicocatsrule #calicocatsofig #catsofinstagram #catstagram #cats_of_instagram
...

69 5

Mom was trying to get a good selfie for her work instagram but I kept cuddling over the #censusselfie shirt 😼 oh well. Tomorrow is homemade pie day. Are you making a pie? Don’t forget to tag yours #homemadepieday mom is making fresh raspberry with a lattice top. I can’t wait to see yours!
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
#lanakanecat #calicocutie #all_this_sass #census2020 #supportyourlocallibrary #getcounted #yourresponsematters #calicocatsofinstagram #calicocats #calicocatsrule #calicocatsrock #catsofinstagram #cats_of_instagram
...

45 4

My super preggo #CensusSelfie! You bet this baby is being counted. If you are pregnant or know someone who is and their baby is born before April 1st, make sure the baby is counted! So happy to volunteer to help #Census2020 this year to make sure my community counts! #PatersonCounts censuscounts uscensusbureau
Also happy to be in Paterson Counts' Census video, check it out here: https://vimeo.com/390355097

Thanks David Spungen for the photo! Make sure to follow patersoncensusselfies and post your own! #2020Census #pregnant #pregnancy #becounted #Census #dogood #community #pregnant #represent #representation #babyonboard #paterson #nj #newjersey #babybump #bump #pregnantbelly #expecting #mom #momgram #momlife #WeCountPassaicCounty #BeCounted
...

111 6

Post your best #CensusSelfie to remind others to fill out their Census! Brooklyn was WAY undercounted in the last Census, and we’re still lagging behind with the lowest 2020 Census response rates of any borough. But we can change that. Fill out the Census, take a #CensusSelfie and post it online to remind your friends and family to get it done! #WeCount #GetCountedNYC

Thanks to Twitter users CeceliaLorraine, WinnKhuong, SecSmithEllis and SusieLeeNV for the photos and inspiration!
...

130 2

Make yourself count and complete your Census! We need all the babies, all the boomers, all the millennials, Gen XY and Z 😆 Really tho, we need all persons residing in the US right now to be counted! There’s NO citizenship question, this 7-9 question survey is confidential, and if you’re a tribal member, please check with your nation to see how your tribe is listed to get accurately counted. You can complete it safely from your iPhone, tablet, or computer and by mail or phone 2020Census.gov
________
When we fail to complete the census we lose so many federal $$$ that many of our communities need! In #Oklahoma its $1800/person per year for the next 10 years—that means my one household alone would be a loss of $108k if we failed to complete our census. My children would lose out on 10 years of complete funding for their schools! So it’s absolutely critical that everyone counts all the people in their household which includes any roomies, homies, or relatives passing through plus their babies! #PSA #Census2020 #CountAllKids #NativeCount #StatisticallySignificant #OKLetsCount #LetsCountOK #CensusSelfie ++++
s/o to the team ncai1944 for the dope shirt “I am Pawnee and I count”
...

131 1

Complete the 2020 Census at my2020census.gov and show us your #censusselfie! Then share the #censusselfiechallenge with 5 friends to do the same. Don't forget to tag us and we'll share! #censuschallenge ...

35 1

You can be civically engaged and a community organizer while staying home! The 2020 census is happening!

The Census Data is critical to our families and future generations and occurs every 10 years to get an accurate count of our community. Census data is used to determine healthcare, transportation, schools, affordable housing, and higher education that our children and future generations need to be successful. So, please make sure to fill it out, tell your family & friends! #countusin2020 #census2020 #2020census #censusselfie
...

81 3

Happy #CensusDay2020! The UnidosUS familia virtually got together for a #CensusSelfie to make sure our community is counted! Tag us in your #CensusSelfie and help us spread the word! #MyFamilyCounts ...

123 1

Want to take action to support our communities? Join HLI Advisory Council member Amelia Herrera-Robles and respond to the #2020Census! Your responses will impact the next 10 years of funding for healthcare, infrastructure, and education. Let's all do our part to ensure #LatinasCount this 2020. Visit 2020Census.gov.
Already filled out the census? Mobilize your network to participate during the #2020Census Digital Action Weekend (May 1-3) by posting your #CensusSelfie and tagging hopelatinas. and #LatinasCount.
#HagaseContar #EveryoneCounts #Icount #YoCuento #shapeyourfuture
...

69 2

New City Kids is a proud Census 2020 Complete Count partner of the New Jersey Department of State.