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Small Talk, an Iowa State University outreach project aimed at improving literacy among Iowa's youngest at-risk children, is expanding this fall to Boone and Marshalltown. The program has seen significant success since its inception in Ames two years ago.
Iowa State has begun to offer research-based financial education classes to residents of the Meskwaki Nation — a community it's been trying to reach for years — with care and attention given to learning the culture, building relationships and developing trust.
Barbara Woods, special projects manager for Human Sciences Extension and Outreach and an adjunct assistant professor in human development and family studies, is among 12 women featured in the 2018 Women Impacting ISU calendar.
Iowa State University is working to ensure that child care centers and homes, preschools, and after-school programs across the state are healthy and safe for all children. An online course developed by Human Sciences Extension and Outreach has provided training to 23,640 Iowa child care providers and early childhood teachers since September 2016.