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  • Slide 1: Overview: Why Now Why Extension: Many of these new immigrant families in the south are locating themselves in rural areas with little experience working with Latino families. We have a strong presence in these communities and are known as a trusted resource for rural families. We now need to grow our ability to serve Latino families by opening our arms and hearts to these families and producing services and products that they can trust and that really meet their urgent needs. This is a niche that we need to reach out to in order to help struggling rural economies and to meet the needs of families that are struggling. Likewise, we can help the long-time residents of these communities prepare to understand and integrate these newcomers and bridge the cultures.
  • What is a SERA? Southern Extension Research Activity
  • Who we are: southern region states with individual participants. CESAR
  • SlidWebsite to connect leaders in the field Understanding the types of programs Latinos in the South desire to take part in Getting beyond fact sheets.. Sharing resources via a new compendium of extension programs targeting Latino audiences Interdisciplinary research Demography, family involvement, farmworkers e 3
  • ANDREW Having had our first organizational meeting in Atlanta in February 2008, our group has quickly organized and has already sprung into action around the focal areas. We are currently in transition between research taskforce leaders.
  • Currently in proposal development stage. Seeking funding from USDA rural development. Still formulating curriculum and research questions.
  • Upon completion, participants will have: Achieved personal and professional growth in a supportive, experiential environment Gained new insights into the challenges and achievements of Latino immigrant families and communities Gained the knowledge and cultural competency skills to engage the Latino community Expanded their network and opportunities for partnerships in local community, state and the Southern Region
  • Risks, reasons and outcomes of immigration
  • Deputy Consul General, Selena Barcelo Director of Community Affairs, Felipe Carrera Scott, MS: “the educational needs of the Latino Community could be met by a partnership between Extension and the Mexican Consulate, resulting in a win-win situation for all.”
  • Met with Alejandro Sánchez. Director of Organizational Development Latino Credit Union provides financial education By Leah Campbell UNC Staff Writer the Durham VOICE Between 2002 and 2007, Latino entrepreneurship grew by 135 percent in the state – faster than in any state but Arkansas, according to the most recent figures from the U.S. Census Bureau. Cherry blossoms bloom outside the entrance to the Latino Community Credit Union. Inside, members can receive financial training and bilingual assistance. (Staff photo by Leah Campbell) The Latino Community Credit Union , or La Cooperativa Latina de Credita as it is known in Spanish, is hoping to help boost those statistics. The LCCU in Durham, the largest and fastest growing Hispanic-focused credit union in the United States according to its website, is accelerating Latino entrepreneurship their accredited and award-winning financial education program. “ We realized that our members had an average education level of seventh grade,” Director of Organizational Development Alejandro Sánchez said, “and so when they come here with the mentality of an all-cash economy like they’re accustomed to in Latin America – they come with mistrust.” LCCU’s financial education program eases that mistrust. Through six workshops and intense conversations with motivated employees, financial services become accessible to the members and put them on the path to economic development, Sánchez said. The branch even holds a graduation for members who complete the program, complete with caps and gowns. Founded in 2000 by the state of North Carolina to protect immigrants’ savings from increasing burglary, LCCU serves primarily under-resourced members in the community. According to its website, it has members from all 18-Spanish speaking nations in Latin America and tailors its services to North Carolina’s quickly growing Latino population. “ New immigrants used to be known as walking ATMs,” Sánchez said. “They needed a secure place for their money. That’s why LCCU was founded.” The Durham location has inspired expansion. According to the website, LCCU branches now exist in Charlotte, Monroe, Carrboro, Raleigh, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Fayetteville and Garner – opening their doors to thousands in need of the aid LCCU’s bilingual staff provides. The staff supplies members with financial literacy training and a range of credit and savings products, including Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) and home mortgages, Sánchez said. IDAs are matched savings accounts that allow low-income families to save and build their assets to purchase a home, pursue an education or start a business. LCCU is also willing to lend to illegal immigrants and help them secure Tax Identification Numbers in lieu of Social Security numbers, according to the website. “ We are just very open with our community and our members,” LCCU teller Maria Isabel Velazquez said. But LCCU’s membership isn’t restricted to those of Latino descent. Anyone with a valid government photo I.D. and $20 can invest. In fact, in recent years, an increasing number of immigrant and refugee populations have flocked to LCCU branches, including Kenyans, Burmese and Bhutanese, Sánchez said. This natural growth led to LCCU’s 2010 recognition with the E Pluribus Unum Prize, a national award for exceptional immigrant integration initiatives awarded by the Migration Policy Institute. The Latino Community Credit Union (LCCU) is a community-based and member-owned nonprofit financial institution that provides protection of financial assets, access to loans, financial independence and financial education. Based in North Carolina, LCCU is the first fully bilingual financial institution in the state.
  • Maria Rosa Rangell, LEP Family Outreach Olbi Dilday, CIE Coordinator
  • El Pueblo, Florence Siman, Health Program Director Celia,
  • Jose Cusicanqui, Raleigh Editor Carolina ???, Marketing Director
  • Salvador: El Flama Mexican Restaurant and Tinoco construction Services Gloria: Honduran woman with Greene County Health Care Outreach worker Imelda
  • Guillermina Ingrid Melissa Bailey
  • Community Action After North Carolina Immersion Phase 3: Community-Based Team Project in Home State: April – December 2011 April – June 2011 : Teams revisit community assessment; develop program plan with community partners July – December 2011 : State teams develop & deliver a program with local Latino community partners
  • Funding serendipity: Budget drove retreat-style accommodations, but became a learning component SRDC essential --support with planning grant --facilitation support --funding source support Plan for funding for meals for host family orientation and follow-up meetings. Budget more for interpretation at host family events and translation/transcription of host family evaluation Evening guided reflection discussions worked well Modest camp-style accommodations worked well Develop certificate program or official credit Community assessment needs more time, guidance and interactive exercises Initial face-to-face meeting would result in improved bonding and more comfort in expressing thoughts during DE sessions Need to incorporate more local CE administrative support Teams work best when geographically close Conduct a site visit with host families
  • Sera 37 cambio-6-10-2011

    1. 2. Growth in Latino Population Gain of 200% + 100.0 to 199.9 57.9 to 99.9 0.0 to 57.8 -0.1to -10 Loss of 10% +
    2. 3. Objectives <ul><li>SERA-37: Southern Extension Research Activity </li></ul><ul><li>brings together land-grant faculty: </li></ul><ul><li>to work collaboratively in understanding the challenges and opportunities associated with Latinos in the South; </li></ul><ul><li>to strengthen the research, Extension outreach, and public policy work being done with Latinos in our region’s land-grant university system; and </li></ul><ul><li>to advance educational programs and technical assistance to meet the diverse needs of our growing Latino population. </li></ul>
    3. 4. Leadership <ul><li>SERA-37 Chair (outgoing): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Andrew Behnke, NC Cooperative Extension/NC State University </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Chair-Elect (incoming Co-Chairs): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Kathleen Tajeu, Auburn University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stacey McCullough, University of Arkansas </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Secretary: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Roberto Gallardo, Mississippi State University (incoming) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Julia Storm, NC State University (outgoing) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Administrative Advisors: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SRDC: Bo Beaulieu, Director and Professor, Southern Rural Development Center & Mississippi State University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research: Reuben Moore, Associate Director, Mississippi State University Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CSREES: Sally W. Maggard, National Program Leader for Centers for Rural Development, USDA-CSREES </li></ul></ul>
    4. 5. Members <ul><li>Oklahoma </li></ul><ul><li>Puerto Rico </li></ul><ul><li>South Carolina </li></ul><ul><li>Tennessee </li></ul><ul><li>Texas </li></ul><ul><li>Virginia </li></ul><ul><li>11 other states </li></ul><ul><li>90 listserve members </li></ul><ul><li>Alabama </li></ul><ul><li>Arkansas </li></ul><ul><li>Florida </li></ul><ul><li>Georgia </li></ul><ul><li>Kentucky </li></ul><ul><li>Louisiana </li></ul><ul><li>Mississippi </li></ul><ul><li>North Carolina </li></ul>
    5. 6. <ul><li>Researching how Cooperative Extension is working with Latinos in the South, barriers, needs for education and programming </li></ul><ul><li>Interdisciplinary, Collaborative Research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Demography </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Family Issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Farmworkers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dropout </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parenting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Development </li></ul></ul>Research
    6. 7. Activities <ul><li>Website Development [] </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Monica Rosas, Mississippi State University, Andrew Behnke, NC State University </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Webinar Series </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cesar Asuaje, University of Florida Extension, Andrew Behnke, NCSU </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Resource Inventory </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ron Cox, Oklahoma State University </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Jean Hall Dwyer, Alabama A&M State University </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Bridging the Cultural Divide Training </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cintia Aguilar, NC State University </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Stacey McCullough, University of Arkansas </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Survey of Extension Needs/Interests </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Andrew Behnke, Maria Navarro, Harry Crissy, Bo Beaulieu, et al </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Immersion Project </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Julia Storm, North Carolina State University </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurship Interest Group </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Zola Moon & Stacey McCullough, University of Arkansas </li></ul></ul></ul>
    7. 8. October 14 & 15, 2008 Raleigh, NC BRIDGING THE CULTURAL DIVIDE Inclusive Extension Programming for Latinos
    8. 9. What Made It Possible? <ul><li>Identified partners with same goal </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Killing two birds with one stone </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NC Cooperative Extension training grant + </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SERA-37 training initiative </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> = </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Stronger Bridge </li></ul></ul></ul>
    9. 10. Session’s Topics <ul><li>Immigration overview </li></ul><ul><li>Latinos/Hispanics in NC </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding demographic trends and related issues in the Southern States </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding Personal Perspectives, Biases & Assumptions </li></ul><ul><li>Legal issues 101 </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies for Engaging Latino/Hispanic audiences </li></ul><ul><li>Show & Tell – Successful Latino/Hispanic programs in Extension </li></ul><ul><li>Working together to build inclusive communities </li></ul><ul><li>Partnering with other North Carolina agencies/programs </li></ul><ul><li>Networking with North Carolina agencies & partners </li></ul><ul><li>Planning Your Program (facilitate session) </li></ul>
    10. 11. Conference Evaluation <ul><li>Number of responses: 57 Number attending: 91 Percent responding: 63% </li></ul><ul><li>How involved have you been in delivering educational programs or technical assistance activities to Hispanic/Latino audiences in your state or county over the last 12 months? </li></ul><ul><li> 28% (16) Very involved </li></ul><ul><li>16% ( 9) Somewhat involved </li></ul><ul><li>37% (21) Slightly involved </li></ul><ul><li>19% (11) Not involved at all </li></ul>
    11. 12. Conference Evaluation <ul><li>How would you respond to the following statements as a result of your participation in this training program ? </li></ul>
    12. 13. Conference Evaluation <ul><li>Which of the following statements best represents your view as a result of your participation in this training program? </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>70% Plan to expand work targeted to Hispanic/Latino audiences over the next 12 months. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>23% Interested in delivering programs to Hispanic/Latino audiences, but I need more time or training before I feel comfortable doing so. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>0 Do not plan to launch any programs targeted to Hispanic/Latino audiences over the next 12 months. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>11% Uncertain about plans to expand my work to Hispanic/Latino audiences over the next year. </li></ul></ul>
    13. 14. Conference Evaluation <ul><li>What specific elements have you incorporated in the Plan of Work that you developed during this training conference? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>28% Offer “Train-the-Trainer” events in my state, multi- county or county area </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>56% Deliver educational programs and/or technical assistance activities directly to Hispanic/Latino audiences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>51% Provide information, Extension programs, and/or technical assistance to communities in my state/county being impacted by the growth of Hispanic/Latino populations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>67% Offer input/advice to my Extension colleagues who may be interested in enhancing their activities with Hispanic/Latino audiences </li></ul></ul>
    14. 15. Six Month Impact Survey May 2009 <ul><li>Survey respondents: 44 : Number attending: 91 Percent responding: 49% </li></ul>
    15. 16. Six Month Impact Survey May 2009
    16. 17. Six Month Impact Survey May 2009
    17. 18. Six Month Impact Survey May 2009
    18. 19. Survey of Extension Needs/Interests <ul><li>45 Question Survey Administered Spring 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Demographics </li></ul><ul><li>2) Perceived characteristics of the Latino community in the Extension educator’s geographic area of work </li></ul><ul><li>3) Attitudes of the Extension educator regarding Extension’s responsibility with the Latino community </li></ul><ul><li>4) Self-perceived knowledge, skills, and comfort regarding work with the Latinos </li></ul>
    19. 20. Sample : <ul><li>2,600 extension educators received the survey </li></ul><ul><li>1,065 extension educators completed it </li></ul><ul><li>982 were usable data </li></ul><ul><li>52% Extension Agents </li></ul><ul><li>17 % County Extension Directors </li></ul><ul><li>32 % worked in extension for less than 5 yrs </li></ul><ul><li>29 % worked in extension for 20 plus yrs </li></ul><ul><li>Results from 12 southern states, submitted Journal of Extension </li></ul>
    20. 21. Results : <ul><li>Most respondents: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Feel ill-prepared to serve the growing Latino population in their community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not fully understand the population or their needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feel less than effective serving Latino clients </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are willing to learn Spanish, access resources, and strive to provide more effective programming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are limited by their Cooperative Extension office’s lack of resources, funding, and programming. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Felt language barrier is the biggest obstacle </li></ul></ul>
    21. 22. Results : <ul><li>Most respondents: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Felt extension educators are unfamiliar with key leaders and members of their local Latino communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Were unfamiliar with the Spanish-language services offered by other agencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Felt Latinos were hesitant to accept services from members of other ethnic groups </li></ul></ul>
    22. 23. Latino Domestic Immersion Cultural Competency Curriculum Julia Storm, Immersion Project Leader NC State University, NC Cooperative Extension Cambio de Colores June 2011
    23. 24. Immersion Team <ul><li>Alabama </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Kathleen Tajeu </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Georgia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharon Gibson </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Laurie Cantrell </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maria Navarro </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mississippi </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Roberto Gallardo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rachel Welborn </li></ul></ul><ul><li>North Carolina </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cintia Aguilar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Andrew Behnke </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Julia Storm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Melissa Edwards Smith </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jayne McBurney </li></ul></ul><ul><li>South Carolina </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Harry Crissy </li></ul></ul>
    24. 25. Curriculum Development Based On <ul><ul><li>Experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>International models (NC CIU, UGA, others) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Literature Review </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-service Teacher models (domestic) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health/social service provider models (international & domestic) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Survey </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Attitudes, interests of Extension educators in 13 states </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Community Partner input </li></ul>
    25. 26. Community Partners <ul><li>NC Latino Coalition </li></ul><ul><li>ALPES </li></ul><ul><li>El Pueblo </li></ul><ul><li>First Baptist Ministerio en Espanol - Garner </li></ul><ul><li>Centro Para Familias Hispanas Catholic Social Services - Diocese of Raleigh </li></ul><ul><li>NC , County Health & Human Services </li></ul><ul><li>NC Prevent Child Abuse </li></ul><ul><li>El Centro Hispano </li></ul><ul><li>AMEXCAN </li></ul><ul><li>City of Raleigh (police, community services) </li></ul><ul><li>NC Governor’s Office for Hispanic/Latino Affairs </li></ul><ul><li>Voces Unidas </li></ul><ul><li>Community banking , business </li></ul><ul><li>Migrant Education </li></ul><ul><li>Wake County Public Schools </li></ul><ul><li>NC College Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Mexican Consulate </li></ul><ul><li>Institute for Mexicans Abroad </li></ul><ul><li>NCSU Diversity, Education and International programs </li></ul><ul><li>Telamon </li></ul><ul><li>Episcopal Farmworker Ministry </li></ul><ul><li>Latin American Women’s Club and Mental Health Association in NC </li></ul>
    26. 27. Domestic Immersion Curriculum Global Context – Local Action <ul><li>Distance learning: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>immigration, cultural issues </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Experiential learning: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>8-day domestic immersion in Latino community in NC </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Practical application: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mentored, local community-based program development in collaboration with Latino partner </li></ul></ul>
    27. 28. <ul><li>Alabama </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Katrina Mitchell, County Coordinator (4-H/Rural Dev.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Josine Walter, 4-H/Youth Development Regional Agent </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Georgia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Felicia Marable-Williams, EFNEP/Family and Consumer Sciences Agent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grantly Ricketts, Agriculture Agent </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mississippi </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scott Cagle, County Extension Director, Agriculture </li></ul></ul><ul><li>North Carolina </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cliff Ruth, Area Horticulture Agent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Amy Lynn Albertson, Horticulture Agent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Laura Byrd, 4-H/Youth Development Agent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phyllis Smith, Family and Consumer Science Agent </li></ul></ul><ul><li>South Carolina </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ben Boyles, Regional Economic & Community Development Agent </li></ul></ul>
    28. 29. Phase 1: Distance Learning <ul><li>Fall 2010 : Webinars: self-assessment, immigration and cultural issues </li></ul><ul><li>January – February 2011 : Study Group: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>discussion of stories of risks, reasons, outcomes of immigration (film, books) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>community assessment </li></ul></ul>
    29. 30. Phase 2: Immersion in Latino Community in NC
    30. 31. Life of New Immigrant: Finding Services, Support Mexican Consulate
    31. 32. Latino Credit Union “ We realized that our members had an average education level of seventh grade, and were accustomed to an all-cash economy typical of Latin America – they come with mistrust.” Alejandro Sánchez, Director of Organizational Development
    32. 33. School Enrollment Health Referrals Law Enforcement
    33. 34. Non-Profit Organizations
    34. 35. Que Pasa: Spanish Language Media www. <ul><li>Buying power </li></ul><ul><li>Community service </li></ul><ul><li>Page 4 “News You Can Use” </li></ul>
    35. 36. Rural Realities: Greene County Health Care
    36. 37. Stories of Struggle and Success
    37. 38. Mujeras Sin Fronteras, NC Farmworker Project
    38. 39. Successful County Extension Programs
    39. 40. Camp Style Accommodations Evening Reflection Sessions
    40. 41. Cultural Exchange Event
    41. 42. Weekend with Host Families
    42. 43. Heading Home to Make a Difference in Their Communities
    43. 44. Phase 3: Community-Based Team Project in Home State: April – December 2011 <ul><li>April – June 2011 : Teams revisit community assessment; develop program plan with community partners </li></ul><ul><li>July – December 2011 : State teams develop & deliver a program with local Latino community partners </li></ul>
    44. 45. Evaluation <ul><li>Mixed methods (quantitative, qualitative) </li></ul><ul><li>Participants </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Partners matrix </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CCSAQ (modified Portland State U. instrument) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guided reflection journal/discussion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Program improvement and project impact surveys </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Host Family focus group </li></ul><ul><li>Community Partner focus group </li></ul>
    45. 46. Preliminary Evaluation Participant comments <ul><li>Eye-opening, life-changing </li></ul><ul><li>Exceeded expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Inspiring; new appreciation for challenges immigrants face and determination, hard-work, and joy in life </li></ul><ul><li>Recognized cultural differences, but also similarities as human beings </li></ul><ul><li>Realized that Latinos feel invisible </li></ul>
    46. 47. Host Family Follow-up
    47. 48. Host Family Comments <ul><li>Would serve as host again and would recommend it to others </li></ul><ul><li>Would like longer host family stay </li></ul><ul><li>Compensation was enough for most; some needed more (high gas prices) </li></ul><ul><li>Felt recognized and valued as human beings </li></ul><ul><li>Deeply appreciated getting to know Americans that are kind and interested in Latino culture and treat them with respect </li></ul>
    48. 49. Latino Domestic Immersion Program Funding and Process Lessons Learned <ul><li>Funding </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$5,000 Farm Foundation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$5,000 NCSU EEED Just-In-Time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$13,600 in matching from 5 state Extension systems </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Initial planning support! </li></ul>
    49. 50. Southeast Extension professionals experience Latino immersion in North Carolina No international borders were crossed, but a recent journey across cultures was an eye-opening and life-changing experience for a group of Extension professionals. A spirit of “bienvenidos” permeated the week, as North Carolina’s Latino community welcomed Extension participants from five southern states for a new professional development program.
    50. 51. Next Steps