NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ- Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital will host the “New Brunswick Census 2010 Celebration” on Tuesday, Mar. 29, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., in the hospital’s Arline and Henry Schwartzman Courtyard.

The event will laud the achievements of the New Brunswick 2010 Census Complete Count Committee, led by co-chairs Mariam Merced, Director of the Community Health Promotion Program at RWJUH, and C. Roy Epps, President and CEO of the Civic League of Greater New Brunswick.

The committee’s mission was to inform and encourage the people of New Brunswick to participate in the 2010 Census, with the goal of reaching a minimum population of 50,000 to be eligible for federal funding and grants for improvement projects.

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In the end, New Brunswick came in with a population of 55,181.

“The Census results now ensure that our community will have access to appropriate services and necessary resources for education, health care, transportation and neighborhood improvements,” Merced said. “This is quite an achievement.”

The March 29 “New Brunswick Census 2010 Celebration” program will include presentations by RWJUH CEO and President Stephen K. Jones; Mario Vargas, Executive Director of the Puerto Rican Action Board (PRAB); a performance by the children of PRAB pre-school; and Merced and Epps, who will present achievement certificates.

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