May 18, 2016
This is a webinar highlighting The Invisible Ones: How Latino Children Are Left Out of Our Nation’s Census Count, a report issued by the Child Trends Hispanic Institute in collaboration with the NALEO Educational Fund. The report reveals that nearly 400,000 young Latino children were effectively “missed” in the 2010 Census, the biggest undercount of any group in the United States.
Nearly two-thirds of Latino children under 5 live in or near poverty, and they are one of the fastest-growing demographics in the country. Since the Census helps dictate funding for many social-services that serve children and families, it is essential that young Latino children are counted accurately. This webinar will explain why the undercount happens and what can be done to correct it in time for the 2020 Census.
· Lina Guzman, Ph.D., Director, Child Trends Hispanic Institute
· William P. O’Hare, Ph.D., lead author, The Invisible Ones
· Arturo Vargas, Executive Director, NALEO Educational Fund
· Alicia Torres, Ph.D., co-author, The Invisible Ones
· Rep. Lily Limón, City Representative, El Paso, TX