University of Minnesota Extension
 Menu  Menu

Extension > Family > About Family Development

Print Email Share

About Family Development

mother kissing son on head

University of Minnesota Extension's Center for Family Development helps families make informed decisions leading to better health and well-being.

Our Mission | Our Work | Our Impact | Support Us | Connect with Us

Our Mission

Extension Center for Family Development, through its nimbleness, innovation, and relevance, teaches families and those who serve families to make informed decisions leading to greater health, resilience and well-being. As a result of our programs, Minnesota families — no matter their makeup, structure, or place in life — possess the knowledge and skills to create resilient, healthy, and secure futures.

Our Work

We accomplish our mission by:

To learn more about our work and the communities we serve, read about the 2015 Regional Visits.

Our Impact

Here's a snapshot of what we accomplished in 2015:

smaller version of infographic

Read the full 2015 Annual Report.

Support Us

You can help Family Development staff and programs have a greater impact on Minnesota families by giving to one of these funds:

Connect with Us

You can get connected to the Extension Center for Family Development by:

Related Resources

Applied Research and Evaluation — See more of our applied research and program evaluation projects.

Strengthening Minnesota Families (3.2 MB PDF) — Learn more about our work in this four-page brochure.

Who We Are (322 K PDF) — Download this handout about our promise to Minnesota families and how we accomplish our mission.

2015 Annual Report — See highlights from the Extension Center for Family Development.

Cooperative Extension: Extending Knowledge, Changing Lives — Get an overview of what Extension is on a national level, including what it does, why it is valued, how it is organized, and more.

  • © Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved.
  • The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Privacy