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Montana Association of Community Development Extension Professionals

 

 

 

 

June 2013

 

 

 

News Reports and Resources

 

Teen Motherhood
The Atlantic Cities | READ STORY

This article by the Atlantic Cities presents data on teen motherhood, tracing correlations between economic status, class, and geographical location and the rate of local teen birth rates. The data is also distinguished with respect to the age of the populations under consideration.



Public Perception and Wealth Inequality

Politizane | READ STORY

Bipartisan public perception of wealth inequality, although savvy to the fact that existing conditions fall short of ideal, is far from capturing the reality of wealth distribution in the United States. This video illustrates the significance of the gap between perceived and real wealth inequality.



Mothers as Primary Providers
Pew Social Trends | READ STORY

The Pew Research Center's inquiry into the number of households with mothers as sole or primary providers demonstrating an increasing trend in this direction. Mothers are the sole or primary providers in 40% of U.S. households, as contrasted with only 11% in 1960.



Rural Population Change
Daily Yonder | READ STORY

This interactive Google map by the Daily Yonder shows non-metro population change between 2010 and 2012. Non-metro areas lost population for the first time, during this period since data has been kept on the topic. One primary trend in the data shows that the smaller a county, the more likely it is to have lost population.



Free Lunch and the Economic Downturn
USDA | READ STORY

This report, included in the most recent edition of Amber Waves, shows that the number of children receiving free or reduced-price lunches at school has increased since 2011. These numbers have increased consistently since 2007, showing the influence of recent economic downturn.



Marriage and Romantic Ideals
Pew Social Trends | READ STORY

Only 51% of Americans were married in 2011, down from 72% in 1960. Nonetheless, more than 60% of those that remain unmarried say that they would like to marry, and traditional values about marriage--for instance that love is a very important motivator for marriage--remain prevalent.


 

 

 
President's Corner

Registration for the 2013 NACDEP Conference at Galaxy IV is now open! There will be ten NACDEP breakout sessions, five seminars, a super-seminar, annual awards banquet, and tours from Sept. 16-20 in Pittsburgh, PA. Click here for more information.

MACDEP will also be offering professional development scholarships; stay tuned for more information.

-Paul Lachapelle
MACDEP President

Upcoming Events

National Rural Assembly 2013

June 23-26, 2013
Washington D. C. Metro Area
Sponsor: National Rural Assembly

Northwest Community Development Institute

July 8-12, 2013
Boise, ID
Sponsor: Idaho Department of Commerce

Central Community Development Institute

July 29-August 2, 2013
Conway, AR
Sponsor: University of Central Arkansas

Midwest Community Development Institute

August 5-8, 2013
Moline, IL
Sponsor: Community Development Institute

University Economic Development Association

October 27-30, 2013
Pittsburgh, PA
Sponsor: University Economic Development Association


Grants and Awards

Grants to Enhance the Lives of Vulnerable People Worldwide

Deadline: Open
Funder: The Rockefeller Foundation

Education, Community and Health Grants for FY13

Deadline: Open
Funder: RGK Foundation

After School Advantage Program

Deadline: Open
Funder: GTECH

Community Development Block Grant - Economic Development Program (CDBG-ED)

Deadline: Open
Funder: MT Department of Commerce

Second Chance Fund

Deadline: Open
Funder: American Humane Society


National/International News

CO Town Passes Ordinance Requiring Gun-ownership

Denver Post; May 17

UT Reports Above-average Job Growth Numbers

Salt Lake Tribune; May 17

New Fracking Regulations Proposed by Interior Dept.

New York Times; May 16

Fish Found to Have Been Seeking Cooler Water

Washington Post; May 15

Europe Passes Pesticide Ban for Want of Bees

Durango Herald; May 1


Montana News

UM Considering Second Site for New Missoula College

Missoulian; May 17

MSU Program to Cultivate Agricultural Leadership

Billings Gazette; May 16

Gov. Bullock Launches Economic Development Program w/ MT CEOs

Montana Standard; May 14

MT Greenhouse Gas Emissions Up in Last Decade

Billings Gazette; May 14

Governor Signs Eminent Domain Bill

Missoulian; May 1

 




 

 

 

 

 

MSU Extension

MSU Extension Community Development | Wilson Hall 2-117 P.O. Box 172240 | Bozeman, MT 59717-2240
Tel: (406) 994-3620
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