ANC-WR Provides Grants to Local Armenian American Organizations In Effort To Promote Census 2010

GLENDALE, CA–The Armenian National Committee-Western Region (ANC-WR) granted money to a variety of Armenian American organizations this week as part of its ANCensus 2010 campaign. The grant will allow Armenian American organizations to raise awareness about the 2010 Census by educating the local Armenian community about the Census process, safety and importance.

The grant recipients will conduct a number of activities to ensure that Census education is maximized throughout their community. Activities will be conducted throughout the months of February, March and April and will include hosting community events in schools, having students assist senior citizens in completing questionnaires, creating websites, distributing mailers, producing public services announcements, making announcements during church services, educating students with informational booths on campuses, as well as including Census 2010 information in their organization’s literature. Activities will also include reaching out to non-English speaking immigrants and refugees by providing translation services.

“The ANC-WR is pleased to assist a diverse group of organizations who serve the Armenian American community in raising awareness about the 2010 Census,” said Tamar Baboujian, Director of the ANCensus 2010 Project. “We look forward to collaborating with these organizations during the 2010 headcount and beyond to ensure proper representation of our community.”

Organizations that have received the ANC-WR’s Census 2010 grant include the Armenian Youth Federation, Armenian Media Network, Armenian Relief Society Social Services, Homenetmen Western USA, Holy Martyrs Armenian Apostolic Church, Homenetmen “Massis” Chapter, AYF Valley “Sardarabad” Chapter, Holy Martyrs Elementary School, Holy Martyrs Ferrahian High School, Chamlian Armenian School, AGBU Manoukian Pasadena High School, Armenian American Council on Aging, St. John-Garabed Armenian Church, St. Gregory Armenian Catholic Church, Alpha Epsilon Omega  Foundation, UCLA Alpha Epsilon Omega-Beta Chapter, Cal Poly Pomona ASA, USC ASA, Woodbury ASA, ACYO – St. Gregory Chapter, the Armenian Compatriotic Union of Ourfa, Armenian National Committee Chapters of West San Fernando Valley, Burbank, Hollywood and Pasadena.

The ANC-WR Census 2010 campaign efforts are supported in part by a grant from the California Community Foundation. Working in partnership with the US Census Bureau, the ANC-WR seeks to boost the participation rate of Armenian Americans in the 2010 Census count by educating the community and increasing awareness about the significance of the headcount. The goals of the ANCensus project include maximizing Armenian American participation in the 2010 headcount and informing the community to indicate “Armenian” as their race on the questionnaire. For more information on re-granting opportunities, please visit ANCensus2010.org or call the ANCensus Hotline at (888) 666-4761.

The Armenian National Committee – Western Region is the largest Armenian American grassroots community organization in the Western United States. Working in coordination with a network of offices, chapters, and supporters throughout the Western United States and affiliated organizations around the country, the ANC-WR works to promote understanding regarding issues of concern to the Armenian American community.

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