Strengthening Families, Building Communities, Developing Minds

Eduardo González, Jr

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Eduardo González, Jr. is also a Youth Development Specialist with the Family and Youth Development program at Cornell University Cooperative Extension – New York City. His experience and expertise in the field of youth development and education spans over 20 years with diverse adult and youth audiences. His work as a youth professional has been focused on training youth-serving professionals to work in partnership with youth to develop the skills, competencies and personal attributes to become empowered citizens in-the-present.
In addition to his Youth Development Specialist role, Eduardo is also the statewide Diversity Specialist for Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE). In this capacity, a key area of focus for Mr. González is assisting CCE staff develop the awareness, understanding and skills needed to support and/or provide leadership in
organizational change efforts on diversity and inclusion. He serves as a Lead Facilitator with the Opening Doors Diversity workshop – a three-day understanding differences workshop exploring dynamics of oppression, identity development and multicultural organizational development. In his role as Research Partnership Development Specialist with the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translation Research, Eduardo serves as a liaison between CUCE-NYC outreach efforts and applied research faculty on campus.
Eduardo holds a Bachelor’s in Human Services and a Master’s in Public Administration from Pace University. Mr. González is a past fellow of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation International Fellowship in Community Development sponsored by Partners of the Americas. He is a Certified Diversity Professional and holds a certificate in Diversity Management from Cornell University’s School of Industrial