Urban Extension: A Professional Development Offering

North Carolina Cooperative Extension Challenges to Working in an Urban Context

From February through April 2017, Kristin Feierabend, Area Agent for Urban Programs, spoke with Extension staff in urban counties across the state to understand how an urban context affects Extension engagement and what factors might limit Extension’s impact in urban areas. The information summarized on the following pages was collected from 32 staff working in: Buncombe County, Cabarrus County, Durham County, Forsyth County, Gaston County, Guilford County, Mecklenburg County, New Hanover County, and Wake County. URL: https://8907224.fs1.hubspotusercontent-na1.net/hubfs/8907224/Urban%20Extension/North-Carolina- 2017-Urban-Extension-Challenges.pdf

University of Florida IFAS Extension - Strategic Plan for Extension in Metropolitan Regions

Strategic Plan for Extension in Metropolitan Regions URL: https://8907224.fs1.hubspotusercontent-na1.net/hubfs/8907224/Urban%20Extension/University-of- Florida-Extension-Plan.pdf

National Association of Extension Program & Staff Development Professionals

NAEPSDP provides an organized forum for advancing the continuous improvement of Extension professionals working in the areas of program, staff, and organizational development and the improvement of the Extension system as a whole through: - Discussing developing, sponsoring, and promoting educational training programs and activities that advance sound program, staff, and organizational development. - Improving communication and collaboration by discussing issues, needs and opportunities of mutual interest. - Developing and sharing resources. - Enhancing multi-state efforts. URL: https://naepsdp.wildapricot.org/

Nonprofit Leadership Alliance

The mission of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance is to strengthen the social sector with a talented and prepared workforce. The Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential is the only national credential that combines critical skills and knowledge, practical experience and a national perspective. It is available through the Alliance’s network of 40 universities and colleges. These educational institutions, in conjunction with the Alliance’s national nonprofit partners an d CNPs, represent the largest network in the country working to strengthen the social sector with a talented and prepared workforce. URL: https://www.nonprofitleadershipalliance.org/

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