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.
Rosenbaum, R. P. (2016). Leveraging Hispanic/Latino State Commissions to Advance Extension's Diversity Agenda. The Journal of Extension, 54(6), Article 4. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol54/iss6/4