Introduction to Urban Extension

This introduction to urban Extension provides resources to improve awareness of urban Extension context for all university Extension personnel, colleagues, volunteers, advocates, and partners.

The purpose of this information is not to minimize the value of Extension’s good work and impact in rural and suburban communities, but to increase Extension impact in urban areas through improved knowledge of the urban context and a framework for strategic approaches.

Being a part of the city is a privilege for faculty and staff working with land-grant and other metropolitan and urban serving universities. Metropolitan communities are filled with unique opportunities for teaching, research, outreach, and communications. Urban Extension engages multiple people who share the commitment to the quality of life in urban communities, including urban Extension personnel, urban university colleagues, volunteers, advocates, and partners.

Urban Extension Introductory Guide (3-page downloadable PDF)

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