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National Urban Extension Leaders

Get engaged with NUEL! The National Urban Extension Leaders (NUEL) began in 2013 as a grass-roots effort of a group of passionate and committed urban Extension educators with the mission to advocate and advance the strategic importance and long-term value of urban Extension activities by being relevant locally, responsive statewide, and recognized nationally.

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Working with Immigrant Youth in 4-H: 2022 Learning Series for Extension Professionals

This series is being offered by the Immigrant and Refugee Youth Champions which is sponsored by the Access, Equity and Belonging Committee of the National 4-H Program Leaders Group. You can register for the series at Topics to be discussed during the series includes: 8/11 History of U.S. Immigration and Current Status 8/25 Social Conditions common to youth and families with immigrant backgrounds 9/15 Marketing...

2022 National Urban Extension Conference Hosted by Rutgers Offered Opportunity to Inspire and Reconnect

2022 National Urban Extension Conference Hosted by Rutgers Offered Opportunity to Inspire and Reconnect JUNE 28, 2022 BY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS Attendees at 2022 NUEC networking and connecting. Photo: Avi Steinhardt The National Urban Extension Leaders (NUEL) presented the 2022 National Urban Extension Conference in Camden, NJ, on May 23 -26. The conference, hosted by Rutgers Cooperative Extension and held at the Rutgers Camden Campus Center, attracted 300 participants from over 85...

Apply Now! WCMER Fellowship Application Closes 7/31

About Deep Dives, Urban Sabbaticals, and Urban Graduate Fellowships are designed to enhance the impact of Extension, and the broader land-grant university system, in metropolitan communities. Learn more or meet our past fellows at . Application: Click here Application deadline (11:59 PDT): July 31, 2022: Fellowship Programs DEEP DIVES: Deep Dives were created to spur innovation within Extension, address complex issues facing metropolitan areas, and...

Leadership in the City Registration Open

Leadership in the City is a professional development program for Extension professionals working in urban areas who aim to be locally relevant, responsive statewide, and recognized nationally. In the first five years of the program, 127 Extension professionals from 31 states have participated. Here’s what some of your peers had to say: “Thought-provoking and a good way to learn about what others are working on across the country.” “The course went beyond giving content, to encouraging...

Natural Resources Program Coordinator position is Open for Iowa State Extension in Polk County

ISU Extension and Outreach in Polk County (Polk County Extension) builds a strong Iowa by connecting residents to the research and resources developed by Iowa State University. ISU Extension and Outreach in Polk County serves the diverse urban, suburban and rural areas of the Des Moines metro, 500,000+ population. Polk County Extension, based in Altoona, has an immediate full-time opening for a Natural Resources Program Coordinator. Under general supervision, the coordinator will work with...


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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