Fw: Census Bureau and Corporation for National Service

H. C. Covington -- I CAN America (icanamerica@email.msn.com)
Wed, 9 Jun 1999 12:51:10 -0500


           Census Bureau and Corporation for National Service
             Announced Census 2000 Outreach Partnership

  Census Bureau Director Kenneth Prewitt and Corporation for National
Service Chief Executive Harris Wofford announced a new Census 2000
partnership at Las Vegas' Caesars Palace Sunday.

  The Census Bureau, which comes under the Commerce Department welcomed
the Corporation for National Service to a growing list of state, local and
tribal governments, businesses and other organizations that have formed
partnerships with the U.S. Census Bureau to promote Census 2000.

  The Corporation for National Service was established after President
Clinton signed the National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993,
expanding opportunities for Americans to serve their communities. National
Service programs include AmeriCorps, Learn & Serve America and Senior
Corps.

  As a partner with the Census Bureau, the corporation agreed to:

  - Endorse the Census Bureau's goal of a complete and accurate Census
    2000.

  - Collaborate with the Census Bureau's "Census in Schools" program to
    develop and promote appropriate educational projects for elementary,
    middle and high school students.

  - Assist the Census Bureau in recruiting temporary workers by
    distributing recruiting materials, helping to identify candidates for
    census jobs and identifying space for testing and training
    enumerators.

  - Work with the Census Bureau's regional offices in identifying areas
    needing special enumeration procedures.

  "Our goal is to minimize the undercount by conducting the most complete
and accurate census ever," said Prewitt. "We welcome the leadership role
the National Service is playing in reaching out to U.S. residents as we
approach Census 2000."

  For information about forming a national partnership with the Census
Bureau, contact Laura Sewell on 301-457-2989.

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