Census Engagement Fellows #MakeNCCount

October 16, 2019

North Carolina Campus Compact, in partnership with Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP), is pleased to announce the launch of the 2020 Census Engagement Fellowship (CEF). Through this innovative program, we seek to strengthen our democracy by helping mobilize our member institutions to ensure a complete census count in North Carolina.

Twelve student leaders have been selected as Census Fellows across the state. They will be targeting communities historically identified as hard-to-count in North Carolina, which include minority communities (African American, Asian, and Hispanic/Latinx), children under 5 years old, the foreign-born population, communities with limited or no broadband internet access, and renters.

The NC Counts Coalition has identified eleven counties (listed below) with the lowest census participation rates, where NC Campus Compact member institutions are located. NC Campus Compact looks forward to supporting these student leaders as they work to engage their campus and local community to make sure North Carolina has a complete and accurate census count.

Central Piedmont Community College (Mecklenburg County)
Durham Technical Community College (Durham County)
Elizabeth City State University (Pasquotank County)
Elon University (Alamance County)
Fayetteville State University (Cumberland County)
NC A&T State University (Guilford County)
NC State University (Wake County)
University of North Carolina at Greensboro (Guilford County)
University of North Carolina at Pembroke (Robeson County)
Winston-Salem State University (Forsyth County)
Western Carolina University (Jackson County)

This initiative is part of our Elections and Democracy programming. Visit our 2020 Census Resources page for more information.