Sep. 1, 2020 8:49 am
Shortened census count will hurt communities of color, but there is still time to be counted
According to guest columnist Aggie Yellow Horse, the Black community is at greatest risk of a census undercount. Our Generocity infographic shows that Philadelphia, Wilmington, Camden, Norristown and Chester all lag in census completion.
Jul. 23, 2020 12:56 pm
The memo barring immigrants from being included in the Census is ‘further motivation to be counted’
Local orgs weigh in on the constitutionality of Trump's "Memorandum On Excluding Illegal Aliens From the Apportionment Base Following the 2020 Census," and step up efforts to get city residents to participate in the Census.
Jun. 28, 2019 2:41 pm
At Tech in the Commons, nonprofit pros learned about using data to maximize impact
The three case studies presented focused on resources and technologies that help organizations use census data in new ways.
Jun. 20, 2019 10:20 am
The homework gap in Philadelphia neighborhoods
In a 2015 survey, nearly half of students said they were unable to complete a homework assignment due to lack of internet or computer access. Take a look at the interactive map that shows the neighborhoods in Philly where that is most likely to happen.
May 31, 2019 12:01 pm
Looking at digital literacy through different lenses: Access and adoption, design, and digital equity
Liana Dragoman, Andrew Buss and Juliet Fink Yates come at the topic from different perspectives but agree that the solution to a structural issue like the digital divide requires coordination and investment.
May 30, 2019 5:26 pm
Digital first census unlikely to impact response rate, says Stephanie Reid of Complete Count 2020. But it may impact census jobs
Because the approach is digital first and not “digital only,” the online format doesn’t strike Reid as contributing to an undercount of any population.
May 29, 2019 8:04 am
This event will teach you how to make sense of census data
Tech in the Commons is an event series that aims to provide nonprofits with the tech training they need to grow their organization. The first event of 2019 will focus on census data.
May 21, 2019 1:19 pm
For LGBTQ-identified folks, Census 2020 represents both a missed opportunity and an opportunity not to be missed
Community organizations and LGBTQ-serving nonprofits have an opportunity to educate on the benefits of participation in Census 2020 despite omission of a specific question about sexual orientation and gender identity.
May 14, 2019 7:46 am
The Digital Literacy Alliance wants to lessen the digital divide in advance of Census 2020
This is the first census that will be conducted almost entirely online. Here's how the 19-organization coalition hopes to address the challenges that presents through its grantmaking.
May 10, 2019 12:12 pm
Let’s talk about the digital divide
During May, Generocity writers and guest columnists will look at the digital divide through a variety of lenses — from demographic to technological — and see how it impacts civic engagement, access to information, and day-to-day living in Philadelphia.