CUCE-NYC Family and Youth Development Program Leader Receives National Urban Extension Award

Jacqueline Davis-Manigaulte receives award (second from left).

Jacqueline Davis-Manigaulte was presented the National Urban Extension Leadership Award at the 2017 National Urban Extension Conference: Engaging in Collective Purpose held in Bloomington, Minnesota last month. Davis-Manigaulte is the Family and Youth Development Program leader and the Director of Community Relations for Cornell University  Cooperative Extension’s NYC programs (CUCE-NYC).

Cornell Cooperative Extension Director Chris Watkins said, “I am delighted that Jackie has received the National Urban Extension Leadership Award, as it is such well-deserved recognition of her outstanding contributions to urban extension in NYC. Working in any urban setting, let alone NYC, presents great challenges. Jackie has successfully turned these into opportunities to engage youth and the community in healthy eating and active living programs. I am proud of her work on behalf of Cornell University.”

Jennifer Tiffany, CUCE-NYC’s Executive Director and BCTR’s Director of Outreach and Community Engagement said that Jackie had a vision of being a transformational educator when she was a Cornell undergraduate student, and she has lived by – and lived up to – that vision.

“This biennial award shows national appreciation of Jackie’s achievements and work on behalf of children, families and communities in New York,” said Tiffany.

Davis-Manigaulte said, “It is a pleasure to collaborate with colleagues throughout the city, state and country to create initiatives designed to enhance the knowledge and perspectives of youth, families and communities based on the research and resources of Cornell University and the Cooperative Extension System. Our youth are our future, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to contribute to their positive development. I truly appreciate this recognition of my efforts.”

Jackie holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Cornell University, a master’s degree in Home Economics from New York University and a doctorate in Adult Education from Columbia University and has worked with a wide range of NYC, state and national organizations to provide programs for youth and families.

Her programs promote experiential learning, leadership development and educational attainment, and encourage healthy eating and active living for youth, families, parents, caregivers and professional youth workers throughout New York City. Jackie is a Principal Investigator for the National 4-H Youth Mentoring Program/4-H Tech Wizards Program, a national initiative focused on youth mentoring, community service and projects that incorporate science and technology.