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Serving Autauga, Elmore, Montgomery and surrounding counties

Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Alabama A&M University

As America’s landscape slowly evolved from rural farmlands to bustling cities, the national Cooperative Extension system also expanded its outreach to develop programs and resources for urban and suburban audiences. These activities fall under the term Urban Extension, which is the primary focus for our unit. Alabama Extension at Alabama A&M University:

  • Provides impactful, relevant educational resources
  • Advances urban and suburban communities, and
  • Enhances the quality of life for residents.

Urban Center County Impacts

Based on the grassroots needs assessment for the Montgomery metropolitan statistical area, Alabama Extension provides educational resources that meet many state and county goals, such as STEM, child literacy, workforce development, and health.

Program Delivery

We delivered 297 training sessions and 42 special events in the areas of 4-H and youth development, financial management, workforce development, community and economic development, successful aging, health and nutrition, green space development, and environmental stewardship.

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  • Counties in Center – 3+
  • Urban Extension Direct Contacts – 23,023
  • Urban Extension Persons Served – 6,621
  • Volunteer Service Hours – 1,133
  • Full Time Equivalents (FTEs) – 5

2019-20 Montgomery Urban Center Impacts

Our educational initiatives help to meet many state and county goals such as STEM, child literacy, workforce development, and health. Our team made a shift to expand online learning to young and old alike. As the needs of our audiences, available funds, and the way in which people learn continue to evolve, you can count on Alabama Extension to be there – making a positive difference in the lives of the people we serve.

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  • 1,766 Seniors learned how to avoid money scams
  • 720 People learned healthy living skills
  • 286 Youth engaged in STEM activities
  • 151 Youth developed career plans
  • 59 lbs Rx drugs collected for proper disposal
  • 208 Adults learned job search strategies
  • 92 Adults learned financial skills
  • 88 Youth learned how to stop bullying behavior

Urban Extension COVID-19 Specific Response

COVID-19 changed the way we disseminated information to our audiences. We quickly adapted by providing online learning opportunities and other resources on digital platforms such as Zoom, social media and our website (www.aces.edu).

Symbols with statistics: 48,473* views, 16,122 participants, 70 digital products

  • 48,473* views – Increased reach by expanding to online classes, learning videos, and virtual support.
  • 16,122 participants – Developed live webinars to continue teaching Extension “in-person” class series.
  • 70 digital products – Created digital products to manage home life during the pandemic.**

* Numbers provided only represent public sessions/web pages. They do not include private sessions held with partners, youth groups, and closed sessions that required registration. **Digital products like webinars, articles, activities, and videos addressed pandemic-specific consumer needs.

We are Here

State Office – Alabama A&M University
Dr. Allen Malone, 1890 Extension Administrator
4900 Meridian St
Normal, AL 35762
(256) 372-4939

Montgomery County Extension Office
Eastmont Shopping Plaza
5340 Atlanta Highway
Montgomery, AL 36109
(334) 270-4133

Visit www.aces.edu/directory for Statewide office locations. For more impacts: www.aces.edu/go/stateimpacts

 

Download a PDF of 2019-20 Impacts: Urban Center – Montgomery.

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