A servant-leader with a servant’s heart for others, Ms. Cynthia Foskey is the Executive Administrator for Southeastern Community Action Partnership. With over 26 years of experience in community and non-profit sector work, Ms. Foskey holds an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management.
Have you taken completed the 2020 Census?
People across America are keeping their families and communities safe and healthy by staying home, or serving the public by providing essential services. Filling out the 2020 Census is a way to do your part and help keep your community strong.
The Census is critical in making sure that state and local programs receive adequate federal funding. Census data is collected once every 10 years and is used to determine the distribution of money for public services such as schools and colleges, transportation, healthcare, public safety and vital community assistance programs.
The 2020 Census ends September 30! Make sure you and your family are counted. Completing the survey is quick and easy and takes less than 10 minutes.
It has never been easier to respond to the census. It is something families can do in the safety of their home while practicing social distancing. Parents and families can respond to the census by completing the questionnaire online, by phone, or by mail.
- To complete the census online, visit https://my2020census.gov/
- To respond by phone, call (toll-free) 844-330-2020
- Learn more about available language support
- To respond by mail, follow the instructions on the print copy sent to all households
The census questionnaire asks a few simple questions, like the age, sex, and marital status of the people who live in your home, including newborns and non-relatives, as of April 1. The U.S. Census Bureau is required by law to protect any personal information collected and keep it strictly confidential. To learn more about what to expect, visit https://www.2020census.gov.
Completing the 2020 Census is critical to our community and the populations we serve.
- Discrimination and oppression means [people of color, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities, immigrants, etc] are more likely to have low incomes or live in neighborhoods where resources are missing. That means many communities the census has historically missed are hit especially hard when there’s a crisis. A full census count can help protect our families, friends, and neighbors.
- Census data are critical for emergency planning and response. In the case of coronavirus, they can help identify where people who are vulnerable due to advanced age live so officials can implement key prevention efforts.
- Many of the resources people across the country are relying on in the wake of coronavirus due to illness, job loss, or ongoing need are directed by census data, including:
- Health Care: Medicaid, Medicare, Child Health Insurance Program, hospital funding
- Workforce Assistance: unemployment insurance, aid for dislocated workers
- Food Assistance: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children
- Disability Services
- Senior Services