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Connecting Latino Youth, Families, and Communities with Extension Resources: What Works!

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Hispanics have accounted for more than half of total U.S. population growth since 2010 (Krogstad, 2020). In 2015 the U.S. Latino population became the fastest growing and youngest population (Child Trends, 2015) in the nation. As a response, Land-Grant Universities have increased outreach and service to the growing Latino community. Despite these efforts, however, some Extension professionals still have little contact with this population, while recognizing that more could be done to provide services to Latinos and being interested in learning about their local communities (Martinez, etal. 2016). Today, we are excited to have a conversation about strategies and resources available to connect Latino youth, families, and communities with Extension resources.


Claudia Diaz Carrasco currently serves as an Area 4-H Youth Development Advisor, in California's vast Inland Region. Claudia's primary focus is to develop, implement, evaluate, strengthen and expand local 4-H programming to better serve currently under-represented populations and places, including Latino and/or low-income youth. She also serves as the Region 10 STEAM Consultant for the California Dept. of Education Expanded Learning Division. Diaz supports the UC Mexico initiative, by providing Mexican partners training and technical assistance which allows them to start 4-H clubs across the border.

Claudia assists the UC Davis Global Engagement office in the Guatemala Food for Progress implementation. The project sought to address the needs of smallholder producers, mainly through its support for the rebirth of Guatemala’s National Rural Extension System under the authority of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food (MAGA). She holds an MS in International Agriculture from Oklahoma State University.

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This looks like an important and fascinating chat---and i'd love to join but I'm committed to another event at the same time.  I'd LOVE to learn more about the work people are doing so if there is a way to share information that would be great.  I'm at Univ. of Delaware Cooperative Extension working on a USDA grant related to farm/ag workers stress and mental health issues.  We have created a working group that is focussed on the LatinX community in the Northeast so this is perfectly timed.  Thanks for sharing any materials you my discuss!  Best. Jerri  

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This looks like an important and fascinating chat---and i'd love to join but I'm committed to another event at the same time.  I'd LOVE to learn more about the work people are doing so if there is a way to share information that would be great.  I'm at Univ. of Delaware Cooperative Extension working on a USDA grant related to farm/ag workers stress and mental health issues.  We have created a working group that is focussed on the LatinX community in the Northeast so this is perfectly timed.  Thanks for sharing any materials you my discuss!  Best. Jerri  

Hi Jerri! The great thing about these chats is that after they happen, you can view the entire transcript. So when you're ready, you can just come back here and you'll be able to see the entire transcript!

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