Community Service Council’s Power of Families Project has received a grant from Community Change out of Washington, D.C. for our 2020 Census-organizing work in Oklahoma! Specifically, our Power of Families Project team will be working to help get everyone in new immigrant communities counted in the 2020 Census.
CSC’s Power of Families Project works to remove the unique barriers that impede community engagement among Tulsa’s Hispanic/Latinx families, with a focus on Spanish-speaking, vulnerable and isolated families. POF uses bilingual and bicultural Promotoras, to engage with families to better understand their social, economic, health, behavioral health and inclusion needs. Spanish-speaking families are often systemically discouraged from engaging in accessing social services, community activities and are normally not represented in local policy making. Through engagement with these families, the program provides community partners and leaders with culturally-competent local strategies to remove barriers and provide equitable opportunities.
Power of Families Project Promotoras will build on their community engagement expertise to conduct outreach among Tulsa’s Hispanic/Latinx families to increase understanding and reduce concern about participating in the 2020 Census. This grant from Community Change will support these community outreach efforts to help ensure a full and fair count for Tulsans in 2020!