Community education helps people in the community learn and grow together. We use different ways of teaching, like in classrooms or just talking and sharing ideas. The goal of community education is to help everyone in the community become better and have a better quality of life.

Work $mart and get paid what you are worth!

Work $mart is an interactive workshop designed to give working women the confidence and skills they need to earn fair compensation and obtain promotions. The program provides participants with information about how to determine comparable salaries in their field and geographic area, and further provides them with negotiating skills and an opportunity to negotiate through a highly engaging role-playing exercise.

For more information, call the MU Extension office at 636-970-3000, or email

Making Legal Decisions - Wills, Trusts, Healthcare Directives, etc.

Learn about legal tools to help you protect your children, property and healthcare — wills, trusts, healthcare directives, powers of attorney, etc. For more information, call the MU Extension office at 636-970-3000, or email

Savings and investing 101

This workshop teaches the basics of saving and investing for people of all ages - getting started, financial markets, saving and investing concepts and avoiding fraud. The workshop is taught by University of Missouri Extension financial education specialists. For more information, call the MU Extension office at 636-970-3000, or email

Women's Financial Education Series

If you want to learn how to manage money more effectively and gain confidence in your ability to make financial decisions, the Women's Financial Education Series can help. This is a five-session workshop that helps individuals, especially women, to improve money management skills, increase financial knowledge, develop confidence in decision-making abilities, and take control of their finances. All are welcome, but the series especially targets women. Partial scholarships are available.
Video: Women's Financial Education Series

University of Missouri-St. Louis and University of Missouri Extension programs are open to all.

Learn more on Suzanne Gellman's blog Financial Info For Women.

MU Extension helps communities and individuals prepare for and respond to disasters. The Missouri Flood Information Facebook community is open to all individuals (not just Facebook users) affected by or interested in keeping informed of flooding in Missouri.

Emergency Management

An extension site for flood, drought, rescue and response management.

MU Extension: earthquake preparedness

Preparing for the next damaging earthquake can help you and your family to survive and recover. The seven steps that follow include actions to keep you and your loved ones safe, reduce potential damage and recover quickly. By following them, countless casualties can be avoided and millions of dollars saved. Preparation is the key to surviving a disaster.

Labor Law Breakfast Series

On the second Wednesday of each month, the Labor Law Breakfast Series features a one-hour presentation on topics of interest to professionals engaged in labor and employment relations. Cost is $200 for the year or $20 per breakfast. We look forward to seeing you!

Doug Swanson
Labor Education Specialist
University of Missouri Extension
132 E. Monroe
Kirkwood, MO 63122


Aging in Place/Universal Design

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Educates older adults, their families, and caregivers to ensure older adults can remain in their homes safely and independently for as long as possible.

Energy Management

Teaches participants how to save energy in their home, lower utility costs, and take advantage of current tax credits available on energy-efficient products.

Healthy Homes

A national program that educates consumers about sources, health risks, and control measures related to common residential pollutants and toxins to help reduce risks in and around the home.


HomeWorks teaches homeowners about basic home repairs, maintenance, and financial management necessary to successfully maintain a home. Class is often tailored to address specific home repairs and do-it-yourself projects.

Moving into a new space?

Rent Smart

Participants learn how to succeed as tenants and avoid confrontations and legal hassles with landlords. Click here for the Rental Inspection Checklist.

Watch MU Extension Housing Specialist, Kandace Fisher-McLean, instruct new renters/owners what to look for when moving into a new space.

Green Cleaning Series with Kandace Fisher-McLean

Interested in crafting your own homemade cleaners? Contact Kandace Fisher-McLean for information on her Green Cleaning Series. Her class demonstrates making your own environmentally-friendly cleaners at home. All supplies will be provided. Craft your own cleaner, test it out and take it home! Fee: $15. Watch her create laundry detergent!