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Attend a
Create-a-thon

In just a few hours, creators and organizations of all kinds work together to generate hundreds of pieces of compelling media that spread census awareness and inoculate against disinformation. Events are now virtual.

Join Creatives For The Count

Create-a-thons bring people together (currently from a physical distance) to develop tangible digital content that organizations can use to amplify their existing census outreach efforts.

At these engaging workshops, creative students and professionals collaborate with nonprofit and civic organizations to reach hard-to-count communities in their area. In an action-packed session that can run from 2 hours to a weekend, participants learn about the importance of getting out the count, connect with other organizations working to reach hard-to-count communities, and generate a bank of content to support 2020 Census outreach efforts.

Upcoming Virtual Events

Find an event near you to help your community receive the representation and resources it depends on.

How it Works

  • 1

    Grassroots organizations step up

    Organizations supporting hard-to-count communities share their needs for census content and partner up with Accelerate and our robust event toolkit to create a one-day event to fulfill their needs.

  • 2

    Creatives across the region step in

    Talented designers, content strategists, storytellers, filmmakers and other creatives attend the event to learn more and collaborate on content that truly speaks to underrepresented communities.

  • 3

    Content meets communities where they are

    Content made with and for hard-to-count communities is shared back into the neighborhoods that are hardest to reach, and shared with the rest of the country through our partners.

  • 4

    Repeat

    The more community leaders and creatives collaborate to create and share, the more opportunities to reach new communities are made. Event participants may choose to create a new create-a-thon of their own or continue working in tandem through the remainder of 2020.

Run Your Own
Create-a-thon

Are you a creative or community leader raring to bring a create-a-thon to your community? Don’t worry if you haven’t figured it all out. We’ll do our best to point you to resources to help you in your planning.

Need our support? Fill out the interest form

Don't have access to Google Docs?
Download the toolkit here