Louisville Census Awareness Week 2020 — March 1-March 7

Mayor Greg Fischer has joined with Municipal Complete Count Committee members and U.S. Census Bureau representatives to proclaim Sunday, March 1 through Saturday, March 7 as Louisville Census Awareness Week. Events taking place across the city encourage residents to learn more about what’s at stake through the 2020 Census, and to take action in their communities to help ensure a complete and accurate count. 



Early Kickoff to Census Awareness Week

Census 2020 International Community Photoshoot

Date and Time: Saturday, Feb. 29, 3 - 4 p.m.

Location: Louisville Metro Hall, 527 W. Jefferson St,

International community members are invited to participate in this photoshoot to help raise awareness and learn more about the 2020 Census!

Census Outreach at The African in American Showcase

Date and time: Saturday, Feb. 29 at 1 p.m.

Location: Iroquois Library, 601 W. Woodlawn Ave.

The African in America Showcase will be hosted by author and designer, Nini Mohammed, and will also feature local musicians affiliated with Nini’s label, light refreshments, and information shared by local Census reps.

Sunday, March 1

Take the Pledge to be Counted in the 2020 Census

  • Take the Pledge
  • Take a Selfie
  • Upload it to social media with a message like “I pledge to complete the 2020 Census and I'm challenging you to do the same. #LouCensus2020 #shapeyourfuture

Monday, March 2

Statistics in Schools Sweepstakes Organized by Kentucky Youth Advocates

Dates: March 2 – 6

Location: Kentucky schools

Kentucky Youth Advocates is excited to announce their second Statistics in Schools Sweepstakes, a free and easy way for Kentucky teachers to help their school win $500 by using the U.S. Census Bureau’s Statistics in Schools (SIS) materials during the Bureau’s Statistics in Schools week. Check out https://kyyouth.org/another-statistics-in-schools-sweepstakes-your-schoo... for more information.

JCPS Census Lessons with ESL Classes

Dates: March 2 – 6

Locations: Ahrens Learning Center (downtown), Americana Community Center, McFerran Preparatory Academy, Jeffersontown High School, Seneca High School, and the Louisville Academy of English as a Second Language.

ESL instructors across the city will be incorporating a Census lesson plan during the first week of March. Census lesson plans will also be incorporated into GED classes.

Meals on Wheels Census Awareness Sponsored by AARP

Dates: March 2 – 6

AARP helps to make sure Louisville Metro Meals on Wheels recipients are counted in the Census. Silverware and reusable straws with Census messaging will be delivered to homebound seniors during this week.


Tuesday, March 3

Census Storytime for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Time: Toddler: 10 a.m. and Preschool: 11 a.m.

Location: Northeast Regional Library, 15 Bellevoir Cir.

Join us for this special storytime where it’s all about counting! Kids can enjoy counting-themed books, crafts, and activities. Parents and caregivers can learn how to participate in the 2020 Census and why it important that everyone is counted.

2020 Census Employment Recruitment at multiple Neighborhood Place locations

Dates: March 3 – 6

Times: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at all locations listed below

  • March 3, First Neighborhood Place, 1503 Rangeland Rd.
  • March 4, South Central Neighborhood Place, 4255 Hazelwood Ave.
  • March 5, South Jefferson Neighborhood Place @ Fairdale, 1000 Neighborhood Place.
  • March 6, South Jefferson Neighborhood Place @ Valley, 10200 Dixie Highway

The 2020 Census Taker position entails collection of important data that will determine the state’s representation in Congress as well as how funds are spent in your community on things like roads, schools or hospitals.

Census Outreach at Smyrna Elementary Career Day

Time: 9:15 – 11:15 a.m. Location: Smyrna Elementary, 6401 Outer Loop

Louisville’s Census Coordinator Catalina Cordova will talk to four different classrooms, 30 minutes each, to help students understand the role Census 2020 will play in shaping their futures.

Census Ambassador Program

Time: 4 – 7 p.m. Location: Edison Room, 701 W. Ormsby Ave.

Become a Census Ambassador and help ensure that our community is fairly and accurately counted in 2020.


Wednesday, March 4

2020 Vision: Primaries and Census Fair Sponsored by Vote Everywhere

Time: 12 - 3 p.m.

Location: University of Louisville – Student Activities Center Multipurpose Room, 2100 S Floyd St.

Come learn everything you need to know about voting in the 2020 Primaries, as well as making sure you’re counted in the 2020 Census! Voter Registration, free food, and lots of opportunities to ask questions will be provided.

Census Storytime for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Time: Toddler: 10:15 a.m. and Preschool: 11:15 a.m.

Location: St. Matthews-Eline Library, 3940 Grandview Ave.

See description under March 3rd event for Census Storytime.

Census Outreach at Simmons College of Kentucky West Louisville Forum

Time: 12 - 1 p.m. Location: 1508 W. Kentucky St.

Louisville Metro’s Office of Community Development Director Laura Grabowski and Office of Housing Director Marilyn Harris will speak about the city’s anti-displacement efforts. The event will include a question-and-answer session and tables with information about city programs, and information about the 2020 Census.


Thursday, March 5

Census Storytime for Babies and Toddlers

Time: Baby: 10:15 a.m. and Toddler: 11:15 a.m.

Location: St. Matthews Eline Library, 3940 Grandview Ave.

See description under March 3rd event for Census Storytime.


Friday, March 6

Census Pep Rally at Hazelwood Elementary

Location: Hazelwood Elementary, 1325 Bluegrass Ave. Time: To Be Announced

JCPS students and faculty hold pep rally to inspire schools and communities to participate in the 2020 Census.

Interfaith Engagement

The weekend of March 6 - 8, faith-based organizations and communities are encouraged to share information about the 2020 Census with their congregations by incorporating messaging into their sermons, lectures, or other teaching, and by including information in programs, bulletins and newsletters.


Saturday, March 7

Census Outreach at International Women’s Day event

Time: 1 – 2:30 p.m. Location: Iroquois Library, 601 W. Woodlawn Ave.

We’ll spotlight women and girls from around the world living here in Louisville and empowering their communities. Census 2020 reps will be on hand to share why it’s important that everyone is counted in the upcoming Census.


Beyond Census Week

Shaping Our Future - Census Workshop by the Aspen Challenge Students

Date and Time:  Monday, March 9, 5 - 7 p.m.

Location: Newcomers Academy, 3741 Pulliam Dr.

Students from the Newcomer Academy who are members of the Aspen Challenge Team, in collaboration with the Office for Globalization, will offer a workshop to educate and inform their families and communities about the Census, and empower them to become ambassadors of this work.  No RSVP is needed. Event is open to the public but mainly focused on families and students of the Newcomer Academy.