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File #: 20-586    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Honorary Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/14/2020 Departments: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DISTRICT 5
On agenda: 8/4/2020 Final action: 8/4/2020
Title: Recognize all census volunteers who worked within their organizations, networks, and communities to educate and encourage census participation and commend: A) Student volunteers from the San Mateo Adult School (SMAS) who served as the first group of Census Ambassadors to pilot the training and outreach program: Edy Vasquez, Shereen Lata, Shelley Cheng, Marina Zabruskova, and Shirley Pinheiro; and B) The SMAS Coordinator who worked with the County Census Team to develop, pilot, and finalize the training program: Stephanie Kriebel.
Sponsors: David J. Canepa, Don Horsley
Attachments: 1. 08042020_r_Census Volunteers_.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Supervisor David J. Canepa, District 5
Supervisor Don Horsley, District 3
Subject: Census 2020 Volunteers Recognition

RECOMMENDATION:
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Recognize all census volunteers who worked within their organizations, networks, and communities to educate and encourage census participation and commend:

A) Student volunteers from the San Mateo Adult School (SMAS) who served as the first group of Census Ambassadors to pilot the training and outreach program: Edy Vasquez, Shereen Lata, Shelley Cheng, Marina Zabruskova, and Shirley Pinheiro; and

B) The SMAS Coordinator who worked with the County Census Team to develop, pilot, and finalize the training program: Stephanie Kriebel.

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BACKGROUND:
The County of San Mateo is working with diverse partners across sectors to help ensure a complete count. Immigrants have traditionally been one of the hardest to count groups and are expected to be even less likely to respond in the upcoming census.

Volunteers
The hardest to reach or count communities in San Mateo County listen to their trusted messengers for information about the 2020 census. Residents need to hear the messages multiple times, from multiple sources, for the information to resonate. Volunteers are an integral part of these outreach efforts.
Ambassador Program
Adult schools are a source of support and connection for new immigrants. Therefore, the San Mateo County Census Team partnered with SMAS to pilot a training program to support English as a Second Language (ESL) students who want to volunteer as Census Ambassadors to educate fellow students and their broader networks about Census 2020.
The objectives of the pilot program were to:
? Get feedback on draft training curriculum
? Create and pilot tools for planning, conducting, and monitoring outreach
? Assess the type of support needed for successful outreach
In April 2019, the SMAS Programs Coor...

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