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Family Matters: May 27

sunshine.pngAlthough summer does not officially start until later in June, Memorial Day serves as the kick-off for Minnesota's summer tourism season. And our weather is now cooperating for the time of year! Thank you for taking a few minutes out of your busy day to learn what is happening in the Center for Family Development.

This week, you will learn about a number of changes in the Center for Family Development (Changes in Family Development). We also continue to hire in the SNAP Education program and information is included about new employees (Welcome These New SNAP-Ed Educators). I also include links to two new important reports that were recently released on early childhood and children of immigrants.

Lastly, on June 3 and 4, Family Development is hosting the North Central Region's Family and Consumer Sciences Administrators at the Landscape Arboretum. State leaders from ND, SD, NE, KS, MO, IA, WI, IL, IN, OH, MI, and, of course, MN will meet together to discuss joint programming opportunities across our state. We also spend much of our time gathering information for a report on the value of FCS being prepared by the Battelle Group. I am hopeful that this report, when completed, will provide us with information to talk about the value of programming with key stakeholders. Stay tuned for more in the future!

Karen Shirer
Associate Dean

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