“Census Day” at the Owens Campus of Delaware Technical & Community College was held on March 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the dining hall of the Student Services Center. The session was open to the public.
The International Club at the Owens Campus sponsored this public outreach effort to share with students and Sussex County residents the importance of completing the census forms. Representatives from the Census Bureau were on-hand to answer questions, give out information, and explain the forms.
Cindy Mitchell, language instructor at the Owens Campus and a member of the Governor’s Advisory Committee on Hispanic Affairs, explained that the students and staff of the Language Department chose to partner with the U.S. Census Bureau because of the importance of this historic event.
“By taking 10 minutes to answer 10 questions, people have the power to influence the future. It’s a way to make certain that your community receives its fair share for political representation, more services and improved infrastructure — hospitals, schools, emergency services,” stated Mitchell.
The event was a success. Staff, faculty, and students enjoyed the event and were able to ask questions and access lots of information about the 2010 Census.