The story of Rural Schools Collaborative is truly a story of partnerships. Our organization launched in 2015 with a handful of passionate volunteers, and has since grown into a national network of regional hubs, strategic partners, and cooperative programs. All of this is supported by a small staff.
Fueled by the belief that schools are the backbone of rural places, we’re proud of the strides we’ve made to support rural teacher leaders, give them a voice, and strengthen their communities.
With the help of good partners, a lot of determination, and a little bit of luck, Rural Schools Collaborative recently passed the milestone of $1,000,000 in contributions. We want to take a moment to celebrate all of our donors and supporters who have contributed to this success.
The RSC staff put together this short video in their honor!
A Million Reasons to be Thankful:
When we asked our team to reflect on what a million dollars in contributions means to them, they shared:
“Investment from people like you helped launch the successful I Am a Rural Teacher Campaign alongside NREA and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Our impact has reached far and wide, and we can’t wait to see where it will grow.”
-Liliana Coelho, Assistant Director
“A million dollars represents a vote of confidence in rural youth and their capacity to create the communities they want to live in, starting now.”
“We’re proud to have supported 13 Rural Teacher Corps programs over the past 6 years, and these programs continue to grow thanks to our partners. Your support allows us to directly combat the rural teacher shortage.”
-John Glasgow, Project Lead
“A million dollars in contributions means a sustainable future for rural teachers, students, and communities.”
We have a million reasons to be thankful, and we couldn’t have reached this milestone without you. Thank you!