California's 4-H Youth Development Program adopted an asset-based and systematic community development approach to studying successful Latino-serving youth development programs. This effort included a scan of Latino engagement resources and Latino-serving youth development settings as well as key informant interviews. Beyond generating important data, the research process itself facilitated impactful Latino community outreach, relationship building, and engagement, suggesting multiple potential benefits to using a community development approach in research.
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Moncloa, F., Diaz-Carrasco, C., Hill, R., & Erbstein, N. (2019). Effective Engagement with Latino Youths and Communities. The Journal of Extension, 57(2), Article 18. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.57.02.18