On September 17, Philly Counts is kicking off our Census Champion Training Program. We’re hosting more than 50 sessions across Philadelphia in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Arabic, Vietnamese, and American Sign Language. Since April 2019, Philly Counts has been working with our Complete Count Committee, subcommittees, community organizations, and volunteers to reach all communities and demographics in Philadelphia.
Census Champions are the second-to-last step of Philly Counts’ ladder of engagement. By taking one step at a time, people who receive information about the census become volunteers, then Census Champions, and finally, Action Leaders. Our goal is having at least one Action Leader in every census tract.
Philly Counts is training over 1,000 people to be Census Champions—trusted messengers that are armed with knowledge and the tools to accurately answer hard questions about the census. Census Champions motivate their family, friends, and neighbors to answer their census form, whether online, over the phone, or via paper form.
Download Census Champion Training Materials
To build a stronger, wider network of Census Champions, we are sharing our training materials. The materials can be used as a part of your organizing strategy. Choose your preferred language from the list below and download the files.
Complete the Census Champion Training Online
Philly Counts Census Champion Training is also available online through FactSumo—a learning app that allows participants to practice what they learned during the training session. Those interested in becoming a Census Champion can download the app in the iOS or Android app stores or through FactSumo’s website.
Attend an Upcoming Census Champion Training in Your Area
More Census Champion Training sessions are being scheduled for the remainder of September and into October 2019. A list events can be found on the Philly Counts Census Champion Training map or the Philly Counts website.
Congratulations Champions. I count, you count, Philly counts!