Many Latino Related Educational Materials
are Provided by UW-Extension
Welcome = Bienvenido
Welcome to the Cooperative Extension Latino Resources website. This site is devoted to providing resources to assist colleagues in developing and implementing educational programs with and for Latinos in Wisconsin.
Each section of the website is maintained by individuals who collect and screen resources for that respective section. Colleagues are urged to send these individuals resources and requests for resources needed for effective programs.
Walk one hour in my shoes…Camina una hora en mis zapatos
Walk One Hour in My Shoes is a cultural competency workshop designed to increase one’s ability to understand and work with Latino populations.
As a result of this half-day workshop, participants gain knowledge and skills to build their understanding of the diverse Latino population. Awareness is gained on newcomers, families established in the United States for generations, and all of the families in between.
Walk One Hour in My Shoes is interactive and designed to guide participants to:
- Learn about Latino values and culture
- Understand how your own culture influences beliefs, values and attitudes
- Work more effectively with Wisconsin’s Latino population
The presenters speak openly about their own personal experiences and Latino heritage. The curriculum modules include:
- Review definitions
- Keys to working effectively with Latino audiences
Puentes is a community-based nonprofit organization in western Wisconsin
that offers Spanish language and cross-cultural services to Wisconsin
and Minnesota dairies and communities that employ Mexican workers. The
mission of Puentes is to enhance the economic development of the
dairy industry that employees Mexican workers, and build trusting
relationships on the dairies and in the communities where they reside.
Puentes has taken many groups of dairy employers and others from
their communities on trips to Mexico in an effort to educate and
broaden insights. Cooperative Extension colleagues and their
partners have participated for a number of years.
Learn more about the program….
There are many Resources for Working with Latino Clientele located on the Extensión en Español web site. A national clearinghouse for Spanish-language educational resources operated by and for Extension professionals.