RESOURCES

USDA/CSREES - International Programs
The International Programs office provides leadership within the Agency for activities which promote and strengthen international competencies at Land-Grant campuses in agricultural and related sciences.
http://www.csrees.usda.gov/qlinks/international/intl_activities.html
 
National Initiative to Internationalize Extension
The National Initiative to Internationalize Extension is a three year program funded by CSREES-USDA to assist states and the national extension system in bringing an international or global focus to programming with domestic audiences. Specifically the initiative hopes to bring attention to the urgent need for engagement with American audiences around global issues and interdependencies.
2003 Conference: http://www.msue.msu.edu/intext/natinit.htm
2005 Conference: http://www.msue.msu.edu/intext/conference/
 
National Subcommittee on Extension Diversity
The Diversity Center includes resources related to employment, staff development, reaching diverse audiences, organizational change, and definitions. A forum is provided to share articles, questions, and concerns.
http://www.ediversitycenter.net
 
Change Agent States for Diversity
This project, initiated by Cooperative Extension, is a catalytic step in beginning the transformation of the Land Grant system. It is a consortium of seven states dedicated to supporting greater cultural diversity in the Land Grant system, by bringing the needed technical skills and training to each of the member states. Through this collaborative approach, the consortium will develop successful models and strategies that can be applied throughout the system.
http://www.casd.cornell.edu/
 
U.S. Census Bureau Demographic Fact Finder
Your source for population, housing, economic, and geographic data.
http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en

Job aids showing the step-by-step directions on finding your information at a county and state level have been created by Purdue Cooperative Extension.
1990 Census Data Job Aid
2000 Census Data Job Aid
 
Extension en Espanol
Extensión en Español is a grass roots organization of Extension educators which seeks to better serve Spanish-speaking clients by sharing expertise and materials across the Cooperative Extension System
http://extensionenespanol.net
 
Epsilon Sigma Phi Global Relations
Travel opportunities and information regarding travel is available on this web site, along with links to other resources.
http://www.uwyo.edu/ces/esp/espinternational.htm
 
Employment Law Guide: Laws, Regulations & Technical Assistance Services
This Guide is available in English and Spanish and describes the statutes and regulations administered by the Department of Labor that affect businesses and workers. The Guide is designed mainly for those needing "hands-on" information to develop wage, benefit, safety and health, and nondiscrimination policies for businesses in general industry.
http://www.dol.gov/asp/programs/guide.htm
 
Guide to Parenting Education Resources for Hispanic/Latino Families
The goal of the project was to examine parenting education materials – formal curricula, videotapes, books, brochures, booklets, and others – and to determine which would best meet the needs of Hispanic/Latino families and the professionals who work with them.
http://outreach.missouri.edu/parentlink/LatinoGuideII/Latino%20Guide%20Cover.htm
 
Diversity in Cornell Cooperative Extension
A comprehensive site which provides a tool box of resources and examples to get started in working with diversity as an organization and on an individual level. Web links are also provided for other great resources.
http://www.cce.cornell.edu/diversity/index.htm
 
Horticulture Publications in Spanish (and English)
University of Illinois Extension
http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/espanol/hort.html

Alabama Cooperative Extension System
http://www.aces.edu/urban/spanishag.html

Iowa State University Extension
http://www.exnet.iastate.edu/pubs/sp.htm
 
The Julian Samora Research Institute
The institute is the Midwest's premier Latino research center and is committed to the generation, transmission, and application of knowledge to serve the needs of Latino communities in the Midwest. To this end, it has organized a number of publication initiatives to facilitate the timely dissemination of current research and information relevant to Latinos.
http://www.jsri.msu.edu/
 
Status and Trends in the Education of Hispanics
Publication produced by the National Center for Education Statistics and U.S. Department of Education. It examines the current status and trends in the education of Hispanics in the United States.
http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2003/2003008.pdf
 
Fight Hate and Promote Tolerance
A wealth of resources on tolerance for teachers, parents, teens, and children provided by the Southern Poverty Law Center
http://www.tolerance.org
 
Cornell Migrant Program
The Cornell Migrant Program is dedicated to improving the living and working conditions of farmworkers and their families.
http://www.farmworkers.cornell.edu/
 
New Iowans
The University of Northern Iowa's New Iowans Program (NIP) guides and prepares Iowa communities and businesses as they accommodate immigrant and refugee newcomers living and working in Iowa.
http://www.bcs.uni.edu/idm/newiowans/index.html
 
 

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