Urban Centers

by Chinella Henderson, Ph.D.

November 1, 2001 is the projected opening date for the ninth and final urban center for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. This center, located in Tuscaloosa, will concentrate on programming in the areas of family, youth, and horticulture. Staff requests have been initiated for two urban agents and a support staff person.

The operation of this center will bring the number of urban agents working across the state to twenty-three. These agents implement programs that address program areas such as the environment, horticulture, urban fostering, family and youth concerns.

A major goal of each urban center is to enhance the local county Extension office's ability to reach underserved audiences through innovative programming.

Requests for information or requests may be directed to the urban center nearest you.

Metro Area Counties in Metro Area Telephone
Anniston Calhoun & Etowah 256-237-1621
Birmingham Jefferson, Blount, St. Clair, Shelby & Walker 205-325-5342
Decatur Lawrence & Morgan 256-301-3091
Dothan Dale & Houston 334-794-4108
Florence Lauderdale & Colbert 256-760-5860
Huntsville Madison & Limestone 256-532-1578
Mobile Mobile & Baldwin 256-574-8445
Montgomery Autauga, Elmore & Montgomery 334-794-4108
Tuscaloosa Tuscaloosa 205-348-3886


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