Every 10 years, the Census does a count of every person in the country. This count is used to analyze how much each community gets in funding for things like public parks, health clinics, schools, medicaid, and other public programs that help us live a successful life. The problem is that many people don’t get counted, especially in our Pilsen community. Not getting counted means we lose $14,000 per person over the 10 years. This is money that is not being allocated to our community’s public programs.