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The Rural Summit: Conversations for Action

May 21, 2021

Lesley Graham, Senior Director of Community Impact at Save the Children, was joined by Ashley Wagers from Jackson County Public Library, Tamsyn Oakes from Save the Children, and Dorothy Weintraub from Scholastic to discuss summer initiatives.


Mar 19, 2021

For our March Conversation For Action, Dreama Gentry, Executive Director at Partners For Education at Berea College, was joined by Aaron DuPuis, Community Relations Coordinator, and Stephanie Lesperance, Director of GEAR UP Alliance at Campus Compact for Hampshire. They discussed the upcoming virtual Rural Summit.


Feb 17, 2021

For our February Conversation, we were joined by Danielle Vetter, senior program officer, and Kirstin Yeado, program officer, from Ascendium. Danielle and Kirstin are part of Ascendium’s Rural Education and Workforce Training focus area that seeks to expand education and workforce training opportunities for...


Jan 28, 2021

Jennifer Garner, Mark Shriver, and Shane Garver from Save the Children joined us to share why they support rural libraries' work and announce the creation of the Rural Library Network, a cradle-to-career initiative offering online training in core principles of place-based work.


Nov 17, 2020

Sky and Geoff Marietta are rural educators and entrepreneurs whose experiences shaped their new book, Rural Education in America. We discuss their comprehensive framework for understanding the diversity and complexity of rural communities in the United States and for helping rural educators implement and evaluate...