A National Framework for Urban Extension – A Report from the National Urban Extension Leaders

Through an assessment of national trends and a review of Extension literature, NUEL leadership identified three primary shifts influencing Extension’s work in urban communities. These included demographic characteristics, community conditions, and urban-suburban-rural interdependencies. In addition to this external perspective, an internal strategic analysis resulted in common themes that have emerged in urban Extension: positioning, programs, personnel, and partnerships. While there are many similarities to Extension’s work in all geographic settings, dynamic situations in cities and large metropolitan areas present unique challenges and opportunities as we bring Extension’s history of innovation to the next 100 years.

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