Cooperative Extension Resources for Access and Inclusion

Fairness & Justice in the Food System

These action-oriented tools will help you infuse equity principles into your work as you plan, design, implement, and evaluate food systems projects.

eXtension article: Thinking ‘Outside the Box’ for Justice-Centered Food Security Work: Considerations for Cooperative Extension

An Evaluation of Inclusive Excellence in Cooperative Extension’s Educational Programming

This evaluation sought to understand the current state of Inclusive Excellence practice in UW-Cooperative Extension’s educational programming. Applying lessons learned from this study can improve organizational efforts to build on what works well and address barriers that consistently create challenges for expanding access and inclusion across the state.

Civil Rights Outreach

Resources, tools, policies, guidelines for serving diverse audiences.

Multicultural Awareness Program 

At this two-day workshop you will:

  • Explore your personal experience and beliefs about diversity and difference in a safe and confidential environment.
  • Have the opportunity to share your experience and understanding, and learn how the experiences and identities of those we work with contribute to our diversity and our path toward multiculturalism in who we are, how we think and what we do.
  • Expand your understanding of diversity issues
  • Learn a common language and concepts so you can clearly communicate about diversity issues within and beyond the UW-Extension and UW Colleges
  • Learn how diversity and inclusion can help build a vital, valued and inclusive organization

Office of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

The office coordinates the Multicultural Awareness Program (MAP), the Summer Affirmative Action Internship Program (SAAIP), and the Employee Assistance Program (EAP); reviews accommodations requests; provides Title IX coordination; and investigates complaints relating to discrimination and harassment.

African American Employee Resource Group

AAAG is a growing, relevant and thriving group of colleagues dedicated to addressing individual and community needs through full engagement, resulting in organizational excellence.

Hmong in Wisconsin: A Statistical Overview

A statistical portrait of Hmong in Wisconsin that draws comparisons with Wisconsin’s total population through a series of charts, maps, and tables. Thematically the report focuses on demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of the Hmong population such as size and distribution, age structure, composition of households and families, education, income and poverty, employment, housing, and health care.

Latino Employees Resources Group 

An organized community of UW-Extension Colleagues from diverse Latino cultures that serve as:

  1. A source of support and empowerment for each other.
  2. A resource to UW-Extension to communicate Latino community and employees issues.

Native American Task Force

Focused on building relationships and partnerships between UW-Extension and Native American communities and organizations.