2020 Census and the Current Immigration Landscape: Lasting Implications for Young Children in New York - A Webinar Hosted by the NY Funders Alliance

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm EST
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*This program is hosted by our partner, the NY Funders Alliance, who has extended an invitation to PNY members. Space is limited and will be granted on a first come, first served basis.*

When children are missed in the decennial census, children suffer the results for a decade. Over 2 million children under 5 years of age were missed in the 2010 Census; here in NY, there was a net undercount of 55,000 young children. An accurate count of young children in 2020 is already threatened by the same challenges that existed in 2010, by federal disinvestment in the census and by eroding public trust.

On top of these challenges, the administration is attempting to add a citizenship question to the census that will further weaken the count. Children in immigrant families are already at greater risk of being undercounted. Recent threats to immigrant families—such as the increased deportation efforts and the public charge proposed regulation—have created a climate of fear that would likely make many immigrant families afraid to respond to the census. New York’s  young child census count is particularly threatened because 320,000 New York citizen-children under 5 live with at least one noncitizen parent.

This undercount of young children will have lasting effects on young children in New York and their families. It threatens significant funding streams including Medicaid, SNAP, IDEA, S-CHIP, foster care, Title I grants and IDEA funding. It distorts government planning for school classrooms, health care facilities, and other essential services. And it lessens political representation in communities with many young children.

  • An overview of the census undercount
  • Policy and political contexts that threaten to worsen the count in 2020
  • Federal, state, and local advocacy strategies to ensure that New York's youngest children are counted 
  • Current efforts and opportunities to count New York's youngest children 


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All interested funders.

Registration is required by February 5th.

Members and Non-Member Funders: Please click on the "Register Now" link above. Dial-in and webinar information will be emailed to you before the webinar.

Please note: To ensure fairness among our members, we reserve the right to limit the number of attendees per organization for select professional development programs.

Please email register@philanthropynewyork.org with any questions.

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