Knowledge shouldn’t just stay in the classroom
We engage with people, communities, organizations, activists and policymakers to build and sustain more resilient communities.
With a focus on advocacy, education and community building, experts and students in Global Development collaborate with partners to serve the public, generate positive change and directly improve lives.
Our Outreach & Extension Initiatives
Get to know a few of our programs that make a positive impact on New York communities every day.
Improving the living and working conditions of farmworkers and their families with a vision where all farmworkers receive equal protection under law, earn a living wage, and participate fully in their communities
Offering a mutual learning opportunity for Cornell employees and students to work together in learning partnerships, promoting lifelong and adult learning right here on campus
Generating innovative community development strategies and solutions for addressing the opportunities and challenges unique to Upstate NY’s Rust Belt cities
Inspiring and developing leaders for the food, agriculture and natural resources industry of the Northeast through a program to develop leadership skills, self-awareness, issues analysis, critical thinking and civic engagement.
Representing and supporting the interests of 300 small and rural school districts in New York State through research, networking, conferences and policy recommendations
Making a difference while they learn
Stepping into the real world to develop skills & solutions and build a better future for New York and beyond.
Recent Program Highlights
Our outreach & extension efforts target deep rooted social inequalities and respond to urgent needs in our local communities