Kingsbook Hosts Interfaith Clergy Census Breakfast October 17th
Kingsbrook Hosts Central Brooklyn Interfaith Clergy Breakfast
On Thursday, October 17th from 9:00am-12:00noon, State Senator Zellnor
Myrie, in conjunction with Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, Assemblymember
Diana C. Richardson, Councilmember Alicka Ampry-Samuel, Kingsbrook Jewish
Medical Center, Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, and the 67th
Precinct Clergy Council GodSquad are hosting the Central Brooklyn Interfaith
The event will be held at Kingsbrook Medical Center at 585 Schenectady
Avenue between Winthrop Street & Rutland Road in the Lillian Minkin Ballroom.
All interfaith community leaders and elected officials are invited to gather
and discuss how we can engage our communities for Census outreach and
general community outreach.
Brooklyn is the hardest to count county in all of New York State,
with over 80% of Brooklynites living in hard-to-count neighborhoods. In the 2010 Census, 33% of Brooklyn households did not mail back their
census forms—the lowest mail return rate in the country among counties
that have populations greater than 500,000.
"Educating our community and various leaders about the importance
of the census is critical, " says Enid Dillard, Director of Marketing
& Public Affairs at Kingsbrook (One Brooklyn Health). "The count
helps ensure our community receives their fair share of resources, as
well as the apportionment of elected officials. We thank Senator Myrie
and his team for their efforts to help educate our clergy on this issue."
RSVP if you are a faith community leader to join our conversation. Please
call (718) 604-5062.