Ten years after its first meeting in 2010, the Rural Youth Assembly will gather young leaders aged 16 to 24 to learn how their communities connect to national issues. Organizers are accepting applications through January 31.Read More...
National Rural Assembly
The National Rural Assembly’s Women’s Summit explores ways to strengthen women leaders, who frequently play key roles in their communities without formal titles or recognition.
Immigrant-rights advocate Marlene Chavez says change doesn’t come easy. She’ll share her perspective with 200 other leaders at the first Rural Women’s Summit next week.
What does it mean to be a good citizen? How do you grade yourself on civic participation? Communications strategist Tom Cosgrove says that rural people have a rich story to tell when working through the divided politics of the moment.
Philanthropies that focus on rural communities in Colorado, Oregon and Texas say they work more through organizers and “embedded staff” and less through gatekeeping program officers. “We no longer have program officers; we have community…
"I can’t do the conference justice, but stalking social media generated from the Assembly provides some of the highlights. You too can get a recap by checking out #Rural18 and #CivicCourage on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram."
Firestarter Joe Marshall promotes the idea that we are all "warriors" with the responsibility to serve, provide and protect future generations.
Firestarter Ashley Hanson and her cohorts use town-square theater, karaoke, bonfires and musicals to bring communities together and address civic problems. They find the process is cathartic
Firestarter Anita Earls tells Rural Assembly participants that democracy is threatened by the lack of inclusion in solving community problems.