From 2004 to date, the Community Economic Development Program (CED) in Extension has reached 25,000 rural residents concerning small business opportunities, where 800 new jobs were created and over $30 million in revenue. In addition, the CED Program continues to assist in the areas of climate change and reducing green house effects through home energy audit initiatives.
The PVAMU 4-H Youth Development Program (4-H) since 2012 has reached more than 181,000 youth through educational programs and activities focused on increasing Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, and Mathematics (STEAM) awareness, civic participation, and healthy living habits.
The PVAMU Family and Consumer Sciences Program (FCS) along with the 4-H Program have created a core of 622 youth ambassadors who helped reach more than 35,000 other youth and family members. Of the 35,000 participants, 77% (29,950) shared in their evaluation that there were improvements in their nutritional health decisions.
In 2014, the Agriculture and Natural Resources Program (AGNR) conducted workshops and assisted 54 small and limited-resource Texas farmers and ranchers to submit applications for loans totaling up to $7.8 million and to date $4.9 million have been approved.