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Joliet Junior College to host info session on 2020 Census

Joliet Junior College will host an informational session about the 2020 U.S. Census on March 4 at its City Center Campus.
Joliet Junior College will host an informational session about the 2020 U.S. Census on March 4 at its City Center Campus.

The Joliet Junior College library, the Spanish Community Center and the U.S. Census Bureau will host an information session about the upcoming 2020 U.S. Census on March 4.

The event will take place on the sixth floor of JJC's City Center Campus, located at 235 N. Chicago Street in Joliet, in room CCTR-6005.

There will also be a livestream of the event at the library on JJC's main campus and at JJC's Romeoville campus in room RMA-1019.

Verenise Alvarez, the Get Out the Court (GOTC) campaign coordinator with the Spanish Community Center, and Vinita Voss, a partnership specialist with the Chicago Regional Census Center for the U.S. Census Bureau, will speak at the event.

Alvarez and Voss have worked with numerous Will County officials and organizations to raise awareness about the importance of getting an accurate count, especially in "hard to count" areas. They've stressed the importance of the approximately $200 million in government funding Will County receives every year from programs which rely on census data.

Students are encouraged to bring their families to learn more about the census at the free event, which is also open to the public and will be held in both English and Spanish.

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