2016 Rural LISC Seminar

Some 250 rural community development practitioners and supporters gathered in Washington, DC May 24-26, 2016 for Rural LISC's 25th Annual Seminar.

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New Rural LISC Strategic Partner: Communities Unlimited

Welcome to Communities Unlimited, our new Strategic Partner! A 2014 merger of Community Resource Group and alt.Consulting, Communities Unlimited serves the southern states of Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas, with a mission of helping rural and under-resourced communities in areas of persistent poverty to become sustainable communities of choice and opportunity.

Check out their website here: https://communitiesu.org/



Funder in the Spotlight: USDA RCDI

RCDI funding supports sustainable communities in 16 states

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI) awarded Rural LISC $250,000 to help build the capacity of 19 of its Partner CDCs serving rural areas in 16 states. 

Rural America - What's Going Right? A Daily Yonder blog post by Suzanne Anarde

CDC in the Spotlight

Downtown Tamaqua crafts a brighter future

In the community of Tamaqua, Pa., industries have come and gone and the downtown community that once flourished was facing blight and abandonment through lack of local activity. Rather than letting the area fall by the wayside, Tamaqua Area Community Partnership teamed up with other local organizations to create a lasting impact that has started to turn the downtown community into a place for residents to gather and celebrate local culture.

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LISC 2015 Annual Report is now online