Introduction to Census Data: Finding the Numbers you Need
This introductory-level, hands-on workshop will help you learn about some of the latest online tools available to help you assemble, analyze, and present data from the U.S. Census for your own community; special attention to descriptive data for CDCs working on neighborhood-level planning projects, service delivery, grant-writing, and affordable housing development.
Instructor Alexandra Barker serves as the Data Dissemination & Media Relations Specialist for the U.S. Census Bureau – New York Regional Office, out of her Massachusetts office. She conducts an average of 20 data access workshops and presentation every month to a variety of organizations, local governments, business, media, universities, etc. Mrs. Barker also worked as Media Specialist during the 2010 Census. She conducted outreach the over 1,000 media outlets, including ethnic media channels, and developed partnership with over 100 community organizations, business, leaders, and government officials. She graduated from PUC-Rio (Brazil) with a BS. in Journalism and earned her Masters of Science in Public Affairs & International Relations from University of Massachusetts Boston.