Urban Extension: A Professional Development Offering

bo undary” [3] , and neither does the work of CES, whether urban or rural in source. Extension understands these intersecting relationships better than most organizations, and the National Urban Extension Leaders (NUEL) holds that it is the work of Urban Extension to acknowledge and support and advance those interdependencies, to the benefit of both rural and urban areas. However, due to the distinctions listed above, the work of CES staff in metropolitan areas requires a diverse set of skills and capabilities n ot commonly expected of Extension’s rural professionals, and developing those competencies is the focus of this publication and the Impact Collaborative Summit for which it was produced.

References: [1] DuPuis, Nicole. “America’s Fastest Growing Cities Are Becoming More Diverse, But Face Rising Inequity.” CitiesSpeak, National League of Cities, 5 Apr. 2019, citiesspeak.org/2019/04/05/americas-fastest-growing-cities-are-becoming-more- diverse-but-face-rising-inequity/

[2] Ruemenapp, M. A. (2018). Factors influencing delivery of Cooperative Extension Service programs to urban audiences. Michigan State University.

[3] Henning, J., Buchholz, D., Steele, D., & Ramaswamy, S. (2014). Milestones and the future for Cooperative Extension. Journal of Extension, 52(6), 6COM1. Retrieved from https://archives.joe.org/joe/2014december/comm1.php


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