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CED Specialists Pilot Leading Communities Add-on to Include Immigrants for Positive Social Change

When people talk about the need for community members to come together, get more involved, and create positive community change, how inclusive are the conversations? 

Many of our Iowa towns are seeing population growth because of immigrants, but are those new neighbors being included in community-issue discussions and actions? 

In spring 2018, two field specialists from ISU Extension and Outreach Community and Economic Development (CED), Jon Wolseth and Jill Sokness, piloted a new module for Leading Communities: A Place-Based Leadership Program in Storm Lake, not only to address these questions, but to include members from a diverse array of cultures and backgrounds in the workshop series.

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