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Joanna Tzenis

Assistant Extension professor

Current work, research and interests

Joanna Tzenis PhotoJoanna brings experience in community organizing and action research to her role advancing program development and implementation of the Minnesota CYFAR Sustainable Communities Project and the Indian Country program. She is also a member of the Pathways Project / Proyecto Caminos research team.

Joanna’s research examines the interplay between young people and their sociocultural environments. She is interested in researching and developing youth programs that foster skills, aspirations and social capital youth can employ to become social change agents and active contributors to the welfare and vitality of their communities.

Academic degrees and experience

Selected publications

Skuza, J.A., Tzenis, J.A., Sheldon, T. & Russo, J. (2011). The Minnesota Children, Youth, and Families at Risk Project: 2011 Impact Report. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota.

Tzenis, J. A. (2004). Facing Reality: An Evaluation of the Building Blocks Program of Kalamazoo, Michigan. Kalamazoo: Kalamazoo College.

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