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University of Illinois Extension serving Cook County

Main Office (Cook County)
8751 S. Greenwood Avenue, Suites 112-122
Chicago, IL 60619
Phone: 773-768-7779
FAX: 773-768-4818
Email: uie-cook@illinois.edu
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Branch Office
1114 N. Arlington Heights Road
Suite 201
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Phone: 847-201-4176
FAX: 847-201-4175
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Branch Office (Cook County)
1140 N. Lamon
Floor 2
Chicago, IL 60651
Phone: 773-287-8333
FAX: 773-287-8335
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Branch Office (Cook County)
4747 Lincoln Mall Drive
Suite 601
Matteson, IL 60443
Phone: 708-679-6889
FAX: 708-679-6855
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4 pm

Branch Office (Cook County)
Enterprise Center
2205 Enterprise Drive, Suite 501
Westchester, IL 60154
Phone: 708-449-4320
FAX: 708-492-1805
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4 pm

Branch Office (Cook County)
9415 South Western Avenue, Suite 201
Chicago, IL 60643
Phone: 773-233-2900
FAX: 773-233-9183
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Branch Office (Cook County)
9415 South Western Avenue, Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60643
Phone: 773-651-4011
FAX: 773-651-4047
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Community and Economic Development

Community and Economic Development

General

A Framework for Providing Urban Programming

Following are key points when considering the processes involved with serving urban populations through outreach education.

Key Points

  1. Use effective delivery methods
  2. Address critical and relevant issues
  3. Partnership building is a necessity
  4. Understand and apply successful teaching methods
  5. Respect historical, political, geographic, economic and social values
  6. Understand how to access funding and resource support
  7. Base resource distribution on distinct urban characteristics and needs
  8. Provide professional development support for staff from institutions that specialize in urban-focused research and programming

Recommended Resources

Journal of Extension

Expanding Urban Programming. Benjamin H. Yep; May/June, 1981

Is Extension Relevant for the 21st Century? Nancy H. Bull, Lawrence S. Cote, Paul D. Warner, M. Ray McKinnie; 2004

Adult Education Theories: Informing Cooperative Extension's Transformation. Nancy Franz; February 2007

Exploring the Challenges for Extension Educators Working in Urban Communities. Nicole Webster, Patrese Ingram; June 2007

Building Political Support for Extension in the 21st Century. Patrick G. Boyle; Research Extension Partnership and ECOP

Charter of the New Urbanism. Congress for the New Urbanism; 2001.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Community and Leadership University of Missouri Extension has a website dedicated to community and economic development with various modules such as: diversity and inclusion, economic viability, leadership development, organizational development, planning and public policy http://extension.missouri.edu