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October 2021 Urban Extension News Bulletin

Posted by msanderson | October 12, 2021

Features: Leadership in the City, National Urban Extension Conference, Diversity and Segregation Reports from Brown University, WCMER Fellows, USDA Grant Updates

Dear Colleagues,

Do we really have to choose trick or treat this month? Why not both? A little challenge can makes any reward all the more sweet. At the Metro Center, we’re always looking to take on projects that get us reaching for new ways to apply research and solve tough problems, and we know that as urban Extension professionals, you are too.

This bulletin, like those past is full of shout-outs and kudos, so let’s start off with my friend, Julie Fox. If you haven’t heard about Dr. Julie Fox’s Leadership in the City (LITC) professional development program, consider joining the more than 100 other urban Extension professionals who have benefited from this program (details below). The LITC cohort will come together, culminating 5 months of learning, together at the 2022 National Urban Extension Conference (May 23-26 in Camden, NJ).

We’re also sharing Brown University’s Diversity and Disparities web resource site. The Diversity and Disparities Project provides independent and peer reviewed research examining changes in American society in the recent past. Their Diversity and Disparities database is overflowing with data that is uniquely organized to help inform and support our work as urban Extension professionals. Go take a look!

Lastly, if the urban agriculture USDA grants (below) aren’t on your radar, don’t forget to mark your calendars with the relevant deadlines.

I hope the rest of your month is full of rewarding challenges. Also, please save me a couple of those pumpkin shaped peanut butter cups?



Brad Gaolach Ph. D. | He/Him
Washington State University Extension
Director | Metropolitan Center for Applied Research & Extension
Director | Western Center for Metropolitan Extension & Research
Associate Professor | Community & Economic Development
Phone: (425) 405-1734 | WSU Direct: 21734 | Twitter: @WSUMetroCenter LinkedIn


National Urban Extension Conference

The event website for the 2022 National Urban Extension Conference is live! Event is hosted by Rutgers University in Camden, NJ. You can also subscribe on facebook for event news and updates.

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WCMER Urban Ext. Fellows Announced!

We’re excited to announce the names of the seven urban fellows.

View Selected Fellows >>


Journals and Supplies

Brown University’s Diversity & Disparities Database updated with 202 Census info.

Updated data tables on segregation and diversity available to help inform your urban Extension applied research and program planning.

View Website >>


Leadership in the City – registration open.

Leadership in the City topics include 1) entrepreneurial leadership; 2) personal, city, and university contexts; 3) innovation and marketing; 4) networking and inclusive engagement; and 5) entrepreneurial management. Registration deadline is November 19th.

Registration & More Info >>


USDA Grant Updates & Announcements.

Read the latest USDA announcements for relevant deadlines and updates.

View Website >>

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