We are pleased to present the Rural Schools Collaborative’s annual report, The Rural Route, highlighting RSC’s third year. This road map invites you to explore our world of grassroots projects and initiatives.
The Rural Schools Collaborative strengthens the bonds between schools and communities through place-based engagement, rural philanthropy, and developing teacher-leaders. We implement this mission in four specific ways: supporting Rural Teacher Corps projects, promoting school foundations, administering Grants in Place, and collaborating on the Place Network Schools.
This past year 10 regional hubs have organically emerged in response to the RSC’s mission and purpose. Remarkable! Our unique “hub” concept has enabled a variety of regional collaborations to shape and implement customized, mission-aligned projects and programs.
The Rural Schools Collaborative’s modest administrative structure is supported by a board-driven 3-year capitalization plan approximating $300,000. This lean development model allows us to stay keenly focused on our mission. We appreciate the organizations, entities, and individuals who have rallied to support the RSC and its work with rural schools and communities across the country.
RSC Board Chair
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
†Dr. Jim Beddow, longtime RSC advocate, board member and chair emeritus, and passed away on June 25, 2023. Read more about his legacy.
If you would like a copy of our RURAL ROUTE road map, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 16, 2024
North State Together, one of Rural Schools Collaborative’s far Northern California hub leads, was recently named a national intermediary spotlight for the GRAD Partnership for Student Success.
February 9, 2024
RSC Arkansas Delta partners Rural Community Alliance support community-led education projects to advance career readiness and develop local assets.
January 22, 2024
A local principal has activated an organic Grow Your Own educator preparation pipeline consortium that aims to recruit and prepare individuals, starting from high school students all the way through career changers, to work as educators in their local communities.