University of Illinois Extension offers practical, research-based
programs that help people improve their lives and address critical
community issues involving children, youth, families, and businesses.
What are Extension programs?
Extension programs are educational programs offered by the University
of Illinois for all people living in Illinois. Extension programs
provide research-based information to enhance the quality of life
for people living in Illinois.
What is University of Illinois Extension?
It is a part of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. There
are 76 Extension offices throughout Illinois providing services in
4-H and Youth Development
There are more than 200,000 Illinois youngsters participating
in programs that help them succeed in school, develop life skills
in leadership, public speaking, job interviews, and many other
project areas. In these programs, children will learn skills
they will use the rest of their lives.
Family and Consumer Sciences
Hispanic families can learn about food safety, child care,
budgeting, improving communication with children, and preventing
health problems such as osteoporosis and heart disease. There
are programs that teach families how to prepare nutritious food
on a very limited income.
Community and Economic Development
Through Extension programs, Hispanic small business owners,
volunteer groups, community leaders and government officials
can help to strengthen their communities. Programs focus on
leadership, employment skills, home improvement, health, tourism
and education. The more Hispanics participate in community activities,
the more opportunities and benefits their families will have.
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Agriculture programs focus on landscape management, water quality,
farm safety and safe pesticide use, and increased productivity
in cash crops.
How can the Extension Specialist - Spanish Language Programming
The Extension Specialist in Spanish Language Programming can:
- Provide information about Extension programs for your clientele.
- Conduct needs assessments on Hispanic concerns at community,
county and state levels.
- Teach staff and volunteers about Hispanic culture, and Extension
- Plan workshops and make public presentations related to educational
programs for Hispanics.
- Establish agreements to collaborate or exchange programs, materials
or other resources between Extension and other organizations.