Posts Tagged: Hispanics

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month through History, Numbers and Public Service

Did you know that we are in the midst of Hispanic Heritage Month? In 1968, President Lyndon Johnson established an annual week-long celebration of the culture and traditions of those who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico and the Spanish-speaking nations of Central America, South America and the Caribbean. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan expanded… Read more »

[New Data] How can governments better engage the Hispanic population?

Back in April, I asked the question: “How Can Social Media Help Governments Serve the Booming Hispanic Population?” I gave a few ideas then (see the bottom of that post). Well just last Thursday (May 26th), the U.S. Census Bureau “released a 2010 Census brief on the nation’s Hispanic population”. It’s got some newly compiled… Read more »

Open Government Links of the Week – June 3, 2011

“Planning 2.0 about open government” How GIS can be interactive with the public. “Chicago’s chief technology officer has vision of Digital Second City” “[New Data] How can governments better engage the Hispanic population?” The U.S. Census Bureau “released a 2010 Census brief on the nation’s Hispanic population”. It’s got some newly compiled data in it…. Read more »

Open Government Links of the Past Week – April 15, 2011

CA cities having hard time dealing w/ FOIA requests. “Now, IT officials working in California cities are saying that they are overwhelmed by the complexity of the public archived information being sought.” “Although responding to record requests has traditionally been a function of a city clerk’s office, in recent years IT departments have become heavily… Read more »

How Can Social Media Help Governments Serve the Booming Hispanic Population?

The Hispanic Population in America is on the rise. The overall growth in the U.S. States of Hispanics (or Latinos) was 15,171,776 from the 2000 to 2010 Census (U.S. Census Bureau, only U.S. States). But the growth isn’t just happening where you might think it is. Take a look at this map. It shows the… Read more »