May 14, 2021 - 12:19pm --

A note from our Director:

As Cuyahoga County’s OSU Extension Director, I am very proud of the unwavering commitment our team demonstrated throughout 2020 to help meet the needs of the community. Despite many great challenges your Cuyahoga County team responded by supporting record SNAP incentive sales and pounds of produce donated to assist local families. We also empowered families to grow their own food, and increased awareness of trauma while offering financial literacy and diversity education to teens. 

In our pivot to virtual trainings and workshops we maintained communication with our partners and residents as a reminder that our goal is to serve and support our neighbors, friends, and families. Our ability to serve more than 30,000 households in the midst of constant change and uncertainty is a testament to the strength of our partnerships and your trust in us. We thank you!

The accomplishments detailed in this report focus on sustainable food systems, workforce development, health and wellness, and thriving across the lifespan. As we continue serving the community in 2021, we encourage you to spread the word or even join one of our workshops yourself to rediscover how the work of our 4-H, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Community Development, and Family and Consumer Sciences teams impact lives.

Nicole Debose

View 2020 Annual Report