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Inspiration, success, accomplishments, and innovation! Using one image and 100 words share with your urban OSU Extension colleagues what you have been doing to “create opportunities for people to explore how science-based knowledge can improve social, economic, and environmental conditions in our urban and metro communities. Stories will be reviewed and voted on by registrants of the OSU Extension Urban Summit. The top four stories will be presented at the Summit as 5-minute teaser talks followed by small group breakout sessions where participants can learn more from you. Use this link to submit your stories before September 10.

Friday, October 1, 2021, 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Kick-Off to Urban October
Celebrating Ohio Cities Where We Live, Work, Play, Learn, and Serve

OSU Extension is joining the global community to celebrate Urban October and is planning several events in Ohio. Join your Ohio Extension colleagues for this kick-off event.

Goals of the Summit:

  • Network and build relationships
  • Learn from colleagues
  • Have fun

Agenda includes:

  • Welcome and Urban October kickoff
  • Featured stories 5-minute teaser talks by you/your colleagues
  • Group discussions based on teaser talk topics
  • Storytelling speaker and resources
  • Call to action for Urban October

Share your stories before the Summit – 1 image + 100 words:

Inspiration, success, accomplishments, and innovation! Using one image and 100 words share with your urban OSU Extension colleagues what you have been doing to “create opportunities for people to explore how science-based knowledge can improve social, economic, and environmental conditions in our urban and metro communities. Stories will be reviewed and voted on by registrants of the OSU Extension Urban Summit. The top four stories will be presented at the Summit as 5-minute teaser talks followed by small group breakout sessions where participants can learn more from you. Use this link to submit your stories before September 10.

Location: Wildwood Ward Pavilion, 4830 W. Central Ave., Toledo

Cost: $20 includes lunch (payment can be made by fund transfer). Register online by September 13.

Details and registration: go.osu.edu/urbansummit

Contact information: Michelle Gaston.6@osu.edu; Julie Fox.264@osu.edu

Western Center for Metropolitan Extension & Research (WCMER) has released RFPs for the Deep Dive, Urban Sabbatical, and Urban Graduate Fellowship programs. The opportunities are designed to enhance the impact of Extension, and the broader land-grand university system, in metropolitan communities. The WCMER will accept applications on any topic of interest that addressed the goals and mission of WCMER, however they are especially interested in applications that address:

  • All aspects related to the on-going impacts of and recovery from the pandemic.
  • The current social and political justice movements.
  • Building on current or past WCMER Deep Dives.
  • Building on one of the topics addressed in the Leading Edge Dialogue Series the WCMER completed in 2021.

The deadline to apply has been extended to August 22, 2021. OSU Extension is a member of WCMER.

Follow this link for complete information about the RFPs.

This edition of The Social Innovations Journal aims to provide insight into the problems of income inequality, social mobility, and the role of institutional and social racism. The authors share solutions and shed light on bright spots where organizations and individuals are overcoming society’s limitations. They also will share policy suggestions and case studies, to encourage lobbyists and policymakers to enact broad changes to make it easier for all people in the United States to achieve the dream we have been promised. Follow this link for the social justice and social mobility journal articles.

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The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) released a new publicly available digital map that displays key indicators of broadband needs across the country. This is the first interactive, public map that allows users to explore different datasets about where people do not have quality Internet access. The public “Indicators of Broadband Need” tool puts on one map, data from both public and private sources. Additional resources can be found here.

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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 four years of the program, 103 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 critical thinking and application.”
  • “Completing the course has pushed me to explore my inner self to look deep into how I can be a better leader and how to be a more inclusive leader.”
  • “I appreciated the vast number of resources that were shared. A great investment.”

This online professional development program will help you learn about leadership, networks, innovation, marketing, management, and more. The program is based on a foundation of entrepreneurial theory and urban Extension practice and will build upon existing leadership experiences, management training, and Extension professional development.

You will learn from experienced leaders; apply what you learn in your city, region, or state; engage in critical thinking and creative problem solving; and participate in online learning. The final session of the course will be held in conjunction with the National Urban Extension Conference in New Jersey.

The investment in the program is $500 plus a commitment to work hard and have fun investing approximately 8 hours per month. The 5-month online course begins in January 2022. If you have multiple participants from the same institute, you are each entitled to a $100 discount (Discount code: LITC22-MULT).

This course is led by Dr. Julie Fox from the Ohio State University Extension. Course manager Michelle Gaston.

Complete details and registration can be found at go.osu.edu/urbanleadership. The deadline for registration is November 19.

As the vast majority of the population in the United States shifts to dwelling within large population centers, it is necessary to examine the responsibility and role that Cooperative Extension has to serve urban communities. Throughout its history, the land-grant system, through Cooperative Extension, has demonstrated the ability to impact the lives of individual citizens and communities positively. Within this theoretical discussion, the authors illuminate Cooperative Extension’s responsibility to serve urban communities in the 21st Century and highlight essential milestones in the development of urban Extension throughout the past 100 years. Also, they explore the foundations and relevance of recently developed urban Extension frameworks to the practice of urban Extension and outline a process utilized to define urban for Cooperative Extension within Kentucky. They also examine examples of urban Cooperative Extension initiatives and discussing their implications in broader social, environmental, and health settings. Read this JHSE article Reconsidering Extension: Defining Urban Extension in Kentucky.
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In early June, 50 individuals participated in ECOP's Learning for Leaders Event, Distinguishing Urban Extension in the System Landscape – Thought Leaders’ Exchange for Future Planning and Policy. To review the video and companion materials go to this Video link  and  Poll Summaries and Slides

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Join 4-H Program Manager Rob Isner and Summit County 4-H Educator Imani Scruggs for their series “Three Questions About Race.” Following George Floyd’s murder in May of 2020 Imani and Rob began a series where they would ask each other questions a Black person might want to ask a White person and vice-versa. Existing episodes will continue to be added to the playlist, and new episodes will be made this summer. The opinions expressed reflect only the views of Imani and Rob and not OSU/Cuyahoga/Summit County Extension or 4-H professionals, members or volunteers, but we’d love to have you listen and provide feedback or even ask questions of your own for future episodes. Link to YouTube playlist

The president of the Pinecrest Civic Association called herself a glorified copycat as she took notes at Whitehall’s first Market on the Green event this season.

Sharon Pantelis is attempting to better her east Columbus neighborhood. In an interview, she said that she’s inspired by how the City of Whitehall took a blighted area at the corner of Broad Street and Hamilton Road and made it into a destination spot for its new urban farmers market. Every Tuesday, the city is offering games, produce and live music at the neighborhood event. With the help of corporate sponsors, Pantelis wants to bring something similar to the corner of Hamilton and East Livingston Avenue. Follow this link to learn more about the effort

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