Rural LISC staff and Advisory Committee members met in Albuquerque Feb. 22-24, 2017, to kick off our Native American Initiative with a Partnership Training and Focus Group led by Seven Sisters Community Development Group, and a tour of the historic Acoma Pueblo.

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Rural LISC gratefully recognizes Uplift America, a collaboration of the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation and other philanthropic organizations with financial institutions and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, for its five year, $670,000 grant award to Rural LISC aimed at helping us address persistent poverty in rural America. 

Creative Placemaking: Economic Development for the Next Generation

Attracting and keeping younger adults is a challenge that many small cities and towns face. Zachary Mannheimer bucked the trend and, after a 22-city road trip, decided to settle in Des Moines, Iowa. Now he’s focused on getting others like him to see the upside of living in smaller places.