To help ensure Extension's relevance and accessibility to an increasingly diverse population, the National Urban Extension Leaders group created a framework based on historical and emerging developments. Themes focus on programs, personnel, partnership, and the positioning of Extension at local, state, and national levels. For Extension to be a vibrant and resilient 21st-century system, it must build on best practices, leverage regional and national networks, and invest in innovative strategies that engage people living and working in metropolitan communities. A robust urban Extension presence contributes to building strong connectivity among urban, suburban, and rural communities.
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Fox, J. M., Ruemenapp, M. A., Proden, P., & Gaolach, B. (2017). A National Framework for Urban Extension. The Journal of Extension, 55(5), Article 21. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.55.05.21