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The Urban Difference is an annual report of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Alabama A&M University.

From the Administrators

This is our favorite time of the year when we highlight the successes of the past year. In 2021, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Alabama A&M University (Alabama Extension at AAMU) experienced another year of increased outreach to communities across the state of Alabama, the nation, and around the world. Despite COVID-19, program teams delivered high-quality, research-based education, and resources in-person and online.

The benchmark of our work in Alabama Extension is clear by the number of increased partnerships, competitive grant awards, participant evaluation data, and performance excellence awards bestowed upon our staff. These measurable impacts are evidence that we indeed add value to the lives of the people and communities we serve.

The following pages also demonstrate how our specialists and agents exemplified resilience while recovering from the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, staff throughout Alabama Extension at AAMU went beyond normal. These outstanding individuals demonstrated the continued excellence that is the hallmark of Alabama A&M University, where Service is Sovereignty.

Front cover of The Urban Difference: Report 20212021 Impacts

  • Direct Face-to-Face: 58,299
  • Indirect Program Contacts: 558,552
  • ACES Total Website Views: 3,607,180
  • Urban Extension Total Website Views: 130,32
  • 2021 WJAB (90.9FM) Radio Show Listeners: 92,000
  • Facebook User Reach: 239,611
  • Formal MOUs: 13

External Funding Comparison

  • FY 2019/20: $10.1 million
  • FY 2020/21: $10 million
  • FY 2021/22: $10.1 million

Get Your Copy

Download or print a PDF of The Urban Difference: 2021 Impacts, UNP-2190. Questions? Contact Wendi Williams at (256) 372-4953 or williw1@aces.edu.


Author & Editor, Wendi Williams, Communications & Marketing Coordinator, Alabama A&M University. Design/layout, Shannon Schoeneweiss, Technology Media Coordinator, Alabama A&M University.

New December 2022, The Urban Difference: 2021 Impacts, UNP-2190

Past Reports


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