Rural Roots: Urban Realities.
This is Waukesha County UW Extension’s Community, Natural Resource and Economic Development Department (CNRED)! Thank you for checking in to learn more information of how Waukesha County UW Extension and YOU can participate in the evolving urban reality in Waukesha.
Current Community Education Opportunities:
Plan Commission Workshop: Waukesha County UW Cooperative Extension, in cooperation with Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land use, Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, and the UW Extension Center for Land Use Education (CLUE) in Stevens Point, is offering a Plan Commission Workshop on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The Workshop topic will be: Land Use Decision Making Using a Sustainability Framework. Participants will learn principles for sustainability, how to use these practices in land-use decisions in their community, and hear how two communities in Waukesha County are leading through example through the establishment and implementation of a sustainability plan. Cost of the workshop is $30 per participant and will be held at the Waukesha County Administration Center.
Background of Community Education at UW-Extension, Waukesha County
Much of the organizing and programming that Waukesha County Extension Community Educators do is focused on Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Areas (NRSA) which is a designation of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD). The NRSA designation provides funding for community development activities like educational workshops, after-school programs and neighborhood block club development through Community Development Block Grant funds and other sources. See our Neighborhood Work pages and get involved!
Waukesha County UW-Extension partners with a variety of funding agencies and organizations to deliver project-based, limited-term educational programs with a community focus. This is an innovative approach of engaging residents within accessible, high-quality educational opportunities occuring locally, such as Healthy Homes: Lead Hazard Control!