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Pictured: Participants in a past workshop held at the Back of the Yards Branch Library.

Nonprofit Utopia is happy to team up with the U.S. Census Bureau and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago to present Demystifying, a hands-on, interactive workshop to help you better navigate the Census.govwebsite. Ileana Serrano, Data Dissemination Specialist with the U.S. Census Bureau, will be our guest presenter.

The workshop will be held on January 29, 2019, from 10:00 am until 12:30 pm, in the Promontory Point classroom at the Polsky Exchange, located at 1452 East 53rd Street, 2nd Floor. Bring your own laptop computer. Ileana will provide an overview of the upgraded website, with a particular focus on the American Fact Finder and Economic Census, and related demographic and data sets. She will also show you how to develop queries along specific geographies and to map the results in preparation for business planning, conducting research, developing community needs assessments, program development and market analysis. Whether you are starting a new business, launching a new product, writing a proposal or business plan; or developing a policy and advocacy campaign, you won’t want to miss this workshop. Lunch will be served.

About the Speaker:

 Ileana Serrano is with the U.S. Census Bureau’s Data Dissemination and Training Branch working on helping the pubic understand Census data. She also provides Census data dissemination support to Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin stakeholders. Ileana has extensive knowledge of data collection activities, working over two decades on the Special Census Program in the Chicago Region. During Census 2010, her third decennial census, as a lead partnership specialist she worked to forge partnerships with external groups to help ensure citizen census engagement. She is still expanding her data outreach and dissemination work in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin by teaching users how to understand and apply Census data and is available as a resource for Census data needs. 

Questions? Contact Katie Spoden at  Register here.


Keywords:, Ileana Serrano, Nonprofit Utopia, Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Valerie F. Leonard

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