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U.S. Census Brings Hands-On Training to Albuquerque

June 8, 2017

From our nonprofit arm, The Grants Collective

A representative from the United States Census will be in Albuquerque on June 13, 2017 to provide hands-on training on the benefits and uses of Census data to anyone interested in learning more. Sponsored by The Grants Collective, the training will allow participants to learn how, when and why data is collected, how to navigate data, and where to find it by survey type; understand geographic terms and how they differ; and explore the new data tools and economic data tools the Census has available.

Census data is used by a wide variety of agencies and individuals for such purposes as business development, government analyses, local planning, the media, and more. The Grants Collective is a local non-profit organization dedicated to helping New Mexico non-profits find and apply for grant funding in order to deliver on their missions. Understanding how to use Census data to build a case or understand need can be an asset for a range of organizations. For instance, using Census data is important in applying for grants, especially to out-of-state funders and the federal government. The training will be suited for a range of audiences and sectors. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop, as the training will be hands-on and interactive.

Two sessions are offered:

Census Basics 9:30 – 11:30am 

Learn how, when, and why data is collected, and where data can be found by surveys; understand the geography terms used by the Census Bureau and what you can find at the different levels; and learn how to use the American FactFinder.

Census Advanced Users 1:00 – 3:00 pm 

Learn new data tools the Census has available; explore the Census’ economic data tools, and learn what micro-data means to the Census Bureau.

We recommend you bring a laptop to fully participate in the training. 

For more information, contact Robert Nelson, Program Manager, at robert@thegrantscollective.org.

To register, visit http://bit.ly/CensusReg. The cost is $20 for one session or $35 for both. Both sessions will be held at The Grants Collective office at 901 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, Suite D-220, in Albuquerque.

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About the Trainer: Kimberly Davis represents the U.S. Census Bureau as a Data Dissemination Specialist. Kimberly joined the U.S. Census Bureau in 2008 to serve as a clerk for the Partnership and Data Services Program. During the 2010 Census, Kimberly worked in the Tribal and Government divisions of the Denver Regional Office Partnership Program assisting with outreach and marketing efforts. Currently, Kim lives in Denver, Colorado, and works in the Census’ Customer Liaison and Marketing Services Office, serving the states of Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, and Wyoming.

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