Clemson’s land-grant mission is focused on making people’s lives better. The people and programs of the Family and Community Living emphasis area advance this mission through education, research and service-oriented activities that tackle the multitude of challenges facing families and communities today.
The Strong Communities Initiative for instance – with support from the Duke Endowment, has brought together thousands of volunteers and hundreds of organizations in a broad-based effort to prevent child abuse and neglect. This initiative draws on the expertise and resources of Clemson’s Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life, which is built upon the premise that strong communities support strong families and vice versa.
At the Youth Learning Institute, children and adults become engaged in inquiry-based experiences that create a passion for learning.
The Institute for Engaged Aging is about enabling older adults to be engaged in family and community living regardless of their health, economic, social or employment status.
The Clemson-based Call Me MISTER initiative is addressing a critical need in our public schools by increasing the pool of available teachers from diverse backgrounds.
Issues related to youth development, nutrition, chronic illness, social and cultural activities, and the alarming rate of school dropouts – these and more are within the broad scope of the Family and Community Living emphasis area.
Center for Research on Health Disparities
Charles H. Houston Center for the Study of the Black Experience in Education
Clemson University Restoration Institute
Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)
Institute for Engaged Aging
Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Strong Communities Initiative
Youth Learning Institute