Community and leadership


Community and leadership
'Breast Cancer Dialogues' playing in rural communities

Theater helps us understand life. And few life experiences match the emotional complexities of breast cancer, which affects one of every eight women in the U.S. Watch the video and listen to the audio. Read more

Get tourists to slow down for a small town

Rural communities across the country are finding economic opportunities from cultural heritage tourism. Read more

Voluntary board service means more than attending meetings

If you are ever asked to volunteer on an organization's board, make sure you know what you're getting into before saying yes. Read more

2010 Census shows increase in seniors

Missouri’s senior population, those 65 and older, grew at a faster rate than the overall population from 2000 to 2010, according to 2010 Census data analyzed by MU Extension’s Office of Social and Economic Data Analysis. Read more

Tool helps counties assess fiscal performance

A new publication, DM4011, Missouri's Third Class County Budget Trend Analysis, is an electronic workbook counties can use to identify fiscal trends, analyze budgets and set benchmarks for fiscal performance. Read more

About the Community Development Program

MU Extension helps people create communities of the future. Community development education helps citizens tap into local strengths and university resources. Read about impacts the program has had on Missouri communities.



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