March 31, 2010 09:50:33
Posted By P & L Blog
Local nonprofit Conexión Américas and the Mayor's New Americans Advisory Council will welcome parents as they drop off their children at school this Thursday morning with live music, free coffee and a simple message in several languages: "Be counted! Mail your Census form today!"
Mayor Karl Dean will attend the event, and Metro Nashville Public Schools will be represented by Meredith Libbey, assistant to the director of schools. The event will be broadcast live by two Spanish language radio stations, La Sabrosita and Activa.
Volunteers who speak Spanish, Arabic, Kurdish, and English will be available to help parents fill out the Census form. Cole Elementary School, located at 5060 Colemont Dr. in Antioch, is a diverse community of almost 800 children, who represent primarily low-income families historically missed by Census counts.
For more information, contact Renata Soto, Executive Director of Conexión Américas: firstname.lastname@example.org