Apply for the Inaugural NC Urban Extension Peer-Learning eXchange!

— Written By Kristin Feierabend
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2021-2022 NC Urban Extension Peer-Learning eXchange** This opportunity is open to Extension personnel only **

The NC Urban Extension Peer-Learning eXchange (PLX) will provide urban agents, program assistants, and county-funded equivalents with a nine-month cohort learning experience to strengthen their relevance, value, and impact in urban communities. 

North Carolina is the ninth most populous state in the country with over 10.4 million residents. Since 2010, the state’s urban and suburban counties have grown in population while many rural counties have experienced population loss. Given these trends, N.C. Cooperative Extension must continue to demonstrate its relevance and value to urban audiences, just as it has provided, and will continue to provide, incredible value to our rural communities. The PLX will bring together urban extension staff from across the state to learn from and support each other as they take on a self-identified “Opportunity for Action” that will help strengthen their work in urban communities. 

2021-22 NC Urban Extension PLX Overview & Timeline – Updated

Selection Criteria

Agents, Program Assistants (PAs), and county-funded equivalents from ALL program areas are eligible to participate in the inaugural PLX cohort. Priority will be given to Extension staff in the counties of Durham, Forsyth, Guilford, Mecklenburg, New Hanover, and Wake counties. Extension staff based in Alamance, Brunswick, Buncombe, Cabarrus, Catawba, Cumberland, Davidson, Gaston, Henderson, Iredell, Lincoln, Orange, Pitt, Rowan, and Union are also encouraged to apply. 

To Apply

Complete the online application by Wednesday, August 25, 2021. As part of the application, your County Extension Director (CED) must submit a brief recommendation form, also due by August 25. Selection decisions will be communicated in early September. If you are selected, you will be asked to complete a short enrollment form to confirm your participation in the PLX and to share your preliminary Opportunity for Action.


Contact the PLX facilitator: Kristin Feierabend, Area Agent for Urban Programs,, 919-856-5212.