Home and Community Educators (HCE)

You, too, can be a Home and Community Educator!

Home and Community Educators is a club-based volunteer group of friends and neighbors who are a direct support service organization of the UF IFAS Florida Cooperative Extension Service, United States Department of Agriculture and Levy County Commission.  The Levy County Council is one of many counties within the state of Florida involved in this organization.  There are three (3) clubs within the county located in the areas of Bronson, Chiefland and Williston. 

Our mission is:

  • To strengthen families through programs of community leadership and continuing education.
  • To empower citizens to actively participate in public decision-making regarding issues that concern children and families; and
  • To promote the effectiveness of volunteer action and support.

Clubs meet monthly during the months of September through May with an educational program presented by club leaders or guest speakers.   They also perform community service projects and assist with Extension educational programs.  Sharing skills, performing community service and learning from each other are highlights of the organization.

Club members have an opportunity:

  • To meet others in educational and social settings
  • To keep up-to-date on trends and research
  • To grow personally and develop self-confidence
  • To share experiences and information
  • To continue learning about a variety of topics
  • To become a leader
  • To develop skills
  • And much more.

The Council (a combination of all three local clubs) meets four times during the year for additional educational and community service opportunities.

All clubs and the council are open for membership for any adult in Levy County or surrounding areas regardless of race, color, sex or national origin. The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information, and other services only to individuals and institutions hat function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions, or affiliations. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A&M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating.