Many states have created Hispanic/Latino commissions to focus on the needs of their Hispanic/Latino populations. By viewing these state agencies as informational and capacity-building resources, Extension personnel can use the agencies to advance their own organizational and programmatic diversity agendas. To illustrate this point, this article describes the Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan, the agency's web page, its publishing of a Statewide Schedule of Events brochure in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, and use of the agency's outputs by Extension personnel as tools for planning activities that target Hispanics.
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Rosenbaum, R. P. (2016). Leveraging Hispanic/Latino State Commissions to Advance Extension's Diversity Agenda. The Journal of Extension, 54(6), Article 4. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.54.06.04