While most Cooperative Extension projects begin with worthy goals, to truly measure a project's long-term success, it is necessary to assess the project's impact over time. The purpose of this article is to analyze the sustainability and continued impact of a USDA funded youth-at-risk project coalition building project 10 years after the onset of the initial project and 5 years after cessation of funding. The lessons learned through the work of the coalitions involved in this project can provide insight into the planning and implementation of other projects and strategies that can be used to ensure long-term project sustainability.
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Lodl, K., & Stevens, G. (2002). Coalition Sustainability: Long-Term Successes & Lessons Learned. The Journal of Extension, 40(1), Article 4. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol40/iss1/4