COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

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UF/IFAS Extension Polk County's Community Development program seeks to engage and empower communities to bring about change through economic development, capacity building, public policy education, and civic engagement.

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CONTACT

Nicole Walker

County Extension Director

Community Resource Development

4-H Youth Development

Extension Agent III, M.P.A.

863-519-1041

naw@ufl.edu 

Recent Community Development Blog Posts

Getting Ahead is Inspiring

Last week I had the distinct pleasure of attending a graduation of "Investigators" participating in a "Getting Ahead in a Just Getting By World" learning experience. Twelve community members committed to embracing change met sixteen times to learn about the personal and community resources available for help in overcoming poverty. They started out as strangers. Every one

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Service Learning Projects: Project LIFE

The Florida 4-H State Council is proud to be continuing the State Service Project – “Living in Florida’s Environment.”  Each year the State Project Committee of the Executive Board recommends activities in which 4-Her’s can participate that will carry out the state wide community service project of the Florida 4-H Council. This year, the committee decided that the

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I Pledge My Hands to Larger Service…

"I pledge...my hands to larger service…for my club, my community, my country and my world." This part of the 4-H pledge is recited by 4-H'ers all over the globe...but what does it really mean? For more than 90 years Community Service has been an important part of 4-H. So has hands-on, learning-by-doing, or
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