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Facing the Challenges of Embracing Diversity

For 2017, Epsilon Sigma Phi introduces our first peer-reviewed webinar series. This first webinar features a team from the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) 4-H Youth Developmental Program (UC 4-H) which will share three research-based projects. The projects carry practical application for embracing diversity and inclusion in UC 4-H, with emphasis on Latino inclusion.

  • Dr. Lupita Fabregas, is the Assistant Director for 4-H Diversity and Expansion in the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources since August 2015. 
  • Dorina Espinoza is the Youth, Families, and Communities Advisor for UC Cooperative Extension in Humboldt & Del Norte Counties. 
  • Russell Hill is the Associate 4-H Youth Development Advisor for Merced, Madera, and Mariposa Counties. 

Epsilon Sigma Phi (ESP) is dedicated to fostering standards of excellence in the Extension System and developing the Extension profession and professional.

This webinar is presented on behalf of Epsilon Sigma Phi (ESP) to support our mission of professional development. Our organization provides its members with many other benefits. If you are interested in joining ESP, email the National ESP office, for membership information.

After you register for the Webinar, you will receive an email message which will include the connection link as well as a phone number to call if you're unable to participate via the web or the Zoom smart phone app.

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About the Extension Foundation

The Extension Foundation was formed in 2006 by Extension Directors and Administrators. Today, the Foundation partners with Cooperative Extension through liaison roles and a formal plan of work with the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP) to increase system capacity while providing programmatic services, and helping Extension programs scale and investigate new methods and models for implementing programs. The Foundation provides professional development to Cooperative Extension professionals and offers exclusive services to its members. In 2020 and 2021, the Extension Foundation has awarded 85% of its direct funding back to the Cooperative Extension System, 100% of funds are used to support Cooperative Extension initiatives. 

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