Online training to learn the challenges and rewards of working with faith-based audiences and organizations and assisting Extension professionals partnering with the faith-based community in implementing educational programs
Communities are transformed when the whole community comes together to create something new. This grassroots effort grows from people recognizing their own collective capacity and aligning their vision for what their community can be.
This essay provides an overview of two different but potentially complementary approaches to poverty reduction: “community-building and social justice pathways to community vitality” and “work pathways to economic self-sufficiency.” It then discusses the role of advocacy in developing policies that can support these approaches.
The primary purpose of the Resource Guide is to provide leaders in the early childhood (0-8) field with an introduction to current resources and best practices across the country in developing information systems.
This monograph provides information on how advocates might work to build a broader set of allies to promote an early childhood agenda to improve school readiness. It stresses the importance of recognizing the cultures, or cognitive frames, of groups of allies and crafting outreach messages accordingly. Recommendations for advocacy groups are included.
This resource briefly describes some of the issues and opportunities states face in building early childhood data systems for a multi-ethnic society. As states are developing early childhood systems, they are also developing data systems that provide information about young children and their families and the public services that are provided to them.
As a teen, Steve Brown would tell his parents he would be spending spring break at a friend’s house, and head off to Colorado to climb mountains. (NOTE: this is NOT recommended behavior!) Today, when he is not in his office or training for a marathon or climb, you can still find him climbing the mountains surrounding his home in Palmer Alaska.
Who are you, really? Have your skills and interests been passed down from your parents or grandparents? Where did the habits and customs of today’s American society come from?There is more to one’s history – the history of family and community – than your DNA and the names of your ancestors.