We Count, We Rise
We Count, We Rise is a program for Students of Monterey and San Benito Counties, helping them to communicate with their parents and the community about the importance of participating in the 2020 Census.
Students are asked to create a piece of artwork, including video, photography, painting or other, which stresses the importance of filling out the US Census. Communities that don’t participate will miss out on funding for local programs such as housing, food, health care, educational, and foster services.
Nosotros Contamos, Juntos Nos Levantamos es un programa para estudiantes de los condados de Monterey y San Benito, que les ayuda a comunicarse con sus padres y la comunidad sobre la importancia de participar en el Censo 2020.
Se les pide a los estudiantes que hacen una obra de arte, incluyendo video, fotografía, pintura u otro, que enfatice la importancia de completar el Censo de los Estados Unidos. Las comunidades que no participan perderán fondos para programas locales como vivienda, alimentación, atención médica, educación y servicios de acogida.
Submit Your Entry!
It’s Time We Rise Up To Be Counted!
Participation Funds Programs
The Census determines where money gets spent. The Census counts everyone, no matter if you’re a citizen, an immigrant, or a visitor. Funding is then provided to programs like education, health insurance, food, housing, and child and foster care.
It’s Import We Talk To Our Parents
Last time we took a US Census, many of our parents were afraid to participate. They thought doing so would jeopardize their status or their family. As a result, Californians lost $200 Million Dollars in funding for programs every year.
YOU can make an impact!
By creating a piece of artwork, you can help communicate with your peers, your families and your community about the importance of Census participation. And you have an opportunity to win a prize for your artwork.
Prizes for Winners
Winners in each category and age range will receive cash prizes in the form of an Amazon gift card. Prizes will be announced in March of 2020 at a special We Count, We Rise event.
$300 Gift Card
$200 Gift Card
$100 Gift Card