Census Outreach in Los Angeles
The USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture supported the implementation of a Census 2010 outreach campaign to improve the count of low income and minority populations in Los Angeles. This project targeted the populations served by the networks of religious leaders that CRCC has developed through several community-oriented projects. These networks included African American and Latino (both English and Spanish speaking) populations across the Los Angeles area. The project’s goal was to educate these leaders about the importance of participating in the upcoming census, such that they can then educate their congregants and communities.
CRCC held informational meetings and distributed materials to clergy and lay leaders in order to increase participation levels.