Grand Challenges: Community Vitality
Rural, suburban, and urban communities throughout Kansas face many challenges with a variety of available resources. When citizens are encouraged to combine their experiences and skills to work together, everyone in the community benefits.
What we are doing
Improving communities through the Kansas PRIDE program, which reported 576 collaborative partnerships and 94,833 adult and youth volunteer hours worth more than $2 million.
Training Extension Master Gardeners who donated more than 97,000 hours of service with a value of $1.7 million.
Helping communities of all sizes maintain necessary services, such as grocery stores, that hire locally and generate local sales tax.
Working directly with farmers, ranchers, and families to develop better financial management practices.