The City of Newport News office of Virginia Cooperative Extension is your local connection to Virginia's land-grant universities, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University.

Through educational programs based on research and developed with input from local stakeholders, we help the people of City of Newport News improve their lives.

We provide education through programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development, and Community Viability.

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Virginia Cooperative Extension Expands Healthy Living Program with Gift from the Walmart Foundation

This year the Walmart Foundation announced its continued support of 4-H Healthy Living programs with a new $2 million donation to expand the Walmart 4-H Youth Voice: Youth Choice program in Virginia and 20 other states. This new gift will allow the Walmart 4-H Youth Voice: Youth Choice program to expand its reach from 15 to 21 states across the nation, reaching nearly 75,000 at-risk youth and their families with interactive education about nutrition and food security challenges. The Wal-Mart foundation has been a strong supporter of 4-H Healthy Living programs for several years having granted $4.3 million to 4-H since 2009.

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Debtor Education

Debtor education is provided to help people who have filed personal bankruptcy acquire skills for more effective financial management. Debtor Education programs meet the U.S. Trustees Office’s pre- and post-bankruptcy filing requirements.

Newport News Master Gardener Program

Are you interested in becoming a VCE Master Gardener? Applications for the 2016 Master Gardener Training Classes are available now and are due by July 15, 2016. There are two choices: 1) The in person course will be held in September through November on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9 am to 12 pm at Providence UMC, 113 OLD Dare Road, Yorktown, VA. 2) The virtual hybrid training course will also be held during September through November. Lessons will be on-line and the participants will meet on Wednesday evenings and on 3 Saturdays.

For more information about the Newport News Master Gardener Program, go to

Volunteers Needed for Family & Consumer Science Program