Linda Crawl Jackson - U of I Extension

Extension Professional Staff

Linda Crawl Jackson
Extension Educator, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)

Linda Crawl Jackson

Madison/Monroe/St. Clair Unit
1269 North 89th Street
Suite 3
East St. Louis, IL 62203
Phone: 618 397-4973
FAX: 618-397-8823

Linda Crawl Jackson provides leadership in programming for limited income audiences in the collar counties surrounding the East St. Louis Metropolitan area. Her areas of experience includes program visioning and design, staffing, implementation, delivery and evaluation. The major part of her program delivery has been geared to limited resource residents in nutrition, homelessness, teenage pregnancy and parenting, mentoring, childcare and youth development. Uniquely designed programs have been created specifically for families who find themselves with few resources to cover all of their basic needs.

In her role as Extension Educator, Jackson is responsible for the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP-Ed) in Southern Illinois and specifically in the Madison, Monroe and St. Clair Unit. For more than 30 years, Linda has enjoyed working with families as they strive to improve their standards and levels of living.

Jackson holds a master's degree in consumer economics from Iowa State University in Ames and a bachelor's degree in home economics education from Fort Valley State University in Fort Valley, Georgia. She has furthered her skills set through formal training in food handling certification, grant writing and fundraising, staff human resources, leadership development and program evaluation.

She is a member of the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, Illinois Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences and the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. Jackson works closely with the 21st Century eXcel Afterschool Advisory Board, Even Start Advisory Group as well as with various other community agencies and efforts. She volunteers with United Way of Greater St. Louis on the agency allocations committee and also the community reinvestment initiative committee. In addition, she serves on the Healthy Start Consortium with Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation. She has received many awards from Extension as well as from the community for her dedication and commitment to audiences and communities where she works.

Jackson lives in Glen Carbon, is married to Steve, a pastor and retired school principal, and has two sons.

Program Offerings

Programs are geared toward limited resource families and deal specifically with life skills and nutrition education. For more information and program planning, contact:

Urban Extension Office


1269 N. 89th Street, Suite 3

East St. Louis, IL 62203

PH: 618-397-4973

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