Featured Youth, Family, & Communities Impacts

SUMMARY: Strengthening communities, ensuring prosperity

From bustling urban centers to quiet rural towns, communities prosper when guided by informed and effective leaders, smart planning and preparedness and modern infrastructure. Thriving communities attract and retain residents and innovative businesses. Through sound science and education, land-grant university researchers and Extension specialists seek to identify practical solutions to key community and economic development needs like enhancing leadership capacity, workforce development, civic engagement/volunteerism, community planning and disaster preparedness. Through partnerships and programing, land-grant universities develop promising practices that build on existing strengths, while responding to community concerns.