Why the 2020 Census Matters

New Statistics in Schools (SIS) activities are designed specifically for the 2019-2020 school year, spotlighting the 2020 Census and the importance of making sure everyone—and especially every child—is counted. A complete count matters a lot to students and schools.

The 2020 count will drive decisions regarding the allocation of more than $675 billion in federal funding to states and communities each year. That includes support for school programs and services such as:

  • Special education
  • Free and reduced-price lunch
  • Reducing class size
  • Classroom technology
  • Teacher training
  • After-school programs
  • Head Start

The funding also supports services that influence students’ readiness for learning, such as maternal and child health programs and housing, heating, and food assistance. That is why you should write for the….

 Xilin Youth Census 2020 Essay competition:

Please mail your essay to:

Xilin Association Attn: Nina, 145 E. Algonquin Rd., Arlington Heights, IL 60005.

Deadline: Feb15, 2020.  Or email to annfei@xilin.org with “Census Essay” in the subject line to win big prizes.

Prizes are divided into 3 groups: age 9-12 (minimum 100 words required in essay), age 13-15 (minimum 150 words required), age 16-18(minimum 200 words required)

Each group has one 1st prize ($100 gift card). Two 2nd prizes ($50 gift card each). Five 3rd prizes ($20 gift card each). Award ceremony will be held at 2pm on March 1st, 2020 at Xilin Northwest Chinese School (Address: 700 E. Cougar Trail, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169)