For Mary Beth Sprouse, working with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Community and Economic Development was a natural fit.
For many Iowans, their home is the largest, most important investment they’ll ever make. But if their local community is struggling, they may have a hard time getting the value they need when they’re ready to sell. ISU Extension and Outreach works with Iowa communities to paint a true picture of local housing needs. It's an important service for any town that wants to remain vibrant.
Anindita Das, community development specialist, has been with the Refugee Alliance of Central Iowa for about 15 months and her impact already is being felt in many important ways.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is reviving its Community Tree Steward program, a seven-meeting course designed to train community members on proper selection, care and maintenance of trees.
The Iowa’s Living Roadways Community Visioning Program is currently accepting applications for the 2018 program. Eligible communities are those with populations of fewer than 10,000 residents, existing transportation-related issues, and a committee of volunteers willing to dedicate their time and talent to the visioning process.
Elizabeth Stegemöller, an assistant professor of kinesiology at Iowa State University, established singing classes for people with Parkinson's disease. An upcoming music festival and concert will not only highlight the clients’ musical talents, but also celebrate the strength they have built through song.
Two Iowa State University students will intern with Human Sciences Extension and Outreach’s Heddleson Internship Program in 2017. The internships provide students with hands-on experience related to their programs of study and prepare them for a career in extension or community outreach.
ISU Extension and Outreach's Community and Economic Development program and Iowa State students worked together to help two northwest Iowa communities become more age-friendly and serve an aging population group.
The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program distributed $21,000 in food security mini-grant funds in 2016 courtesy of Iowa State University’s SNAP-Education.
Ten Iowa communities have been selected to participate in the Iowa's Living Roadways Community Visioning Program in 2017.