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We Are Hiring Community Educator 2 Positions

 These position's primary focus will be conducting, managing, and evaluating a nutrition education program to improve the environment of the school and community.

Both positions will build and maintain an informal network of partners, align special nutrition education projects with UC approved curricula and educational materials, develop news releases and news articles, and maintain subject matter competence.

 This position is responsible for the coordination, management, and delivery of nutrition education to community based adults and/or youth. This includes training, guiding, and supporting volunteer extenders with education, information and resources; evaluating program implementation; collecting and compiling enrollment, documentation, and evaluation data from volunteer extenders and participants; performing data entry for reporting and writing reports in compliance with funding requirements.

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COVID-19 has highly impacted under-served and vulnerable populations, the working class, persons with disabilities, youth, indigenous peoples, and seniors are struggling to cope. During these challenging times, our Bay Area Advisers and Educators are continuing to work with local populations and partners by adjusting community programs to deliver value-based programming and methodologies across the entire region. In the words of team member Leah Sourbeer, “We Continue to Show Up!”.

UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE) is committed to continuing to provide our services to the communities we serve, keeping them resilient through these turbulent times. Our September Bay Area News Highlights shine a light on some of the good work happening, including Dr. Mary Blackburn' induction into the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) Hall of Fame on Sept. 14.

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 Dr. Blackburn graduated from Tuskegee University, with a Master of Public Health Nutrition in 1965. She continued her studies at UC Berkley and earned her doctorate in Human Nutrition and Health Planning and Administration in 1974. Dr. Blackburn joined UC Cooperation Extension in 1990 and is nationally renowned for her pioneering work delivering research-based nutrition and quality of life education to senior citizens, pregnant teens, and other vulnerable groups.  

Collaborating with a CalFresh Healthy Living, UC educator, and UC Master Gardener Program volunteers, she recently finished a gardening project designed to improve the nutrition, physical activity, and overall well-being of senior citizens living in affordable housing in Oakland.

Elkus Ranch

Private Family Tours Now Offered

Homeschooling families are invited to venture out to a new learning environment at UC Elkus Ranch in Half Moon Bay. UC Elkus Ranch is an environmental education center, providing unique hands-on learning experiences for Bay Area youth. Due to COVID-19 precautions, UC Elkus Ranch has temporarily opened to the general public for private family tours only. Read more here.

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COVID19 Resources: We continue our work in all program areas to help and improve the lives of all people in our communities.


UCCE Alameda County Office

224 West Winton Ave
Hayward, CA 94544






Letter From Our Bay Area County Director

As we transition from the health aspect to the economic impacts of COVID-19, our most vulnerable and underserved populations are and will continue to be disproportionately impacted. Poverty among predominantly communities of color continue to impact educational opportunities. Food security is and will continue to be a concern, as those most impacted do not have physical, social, and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food that meets their food preferences and dietary needs for an active and healthy lifestyle. 

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Frank McPherson
SF Bay Area County Director
Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco & San Mateo


Introducing Elkus Ranch Adventure Day

Outdoor day of fun at UC Elkus Ranch for social bubbles* of children and adults.

Participants can spend the day caring for our animals and gardens, making a nature-themed craft, going on hikes around the property, and so much more!

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