A LIBRARIAN AT EVERY TABLE
January 6, 2005. No. 239.
Sources & Sites for Community Building.
focuses on vulnerable children and rural poverty. One in five rural children are poor. Of the 50 poorest counties in the U.S. 48 are in rural areas. Components of the Annie E. Casey rural agenda include: special reports on rural families in KIDS COUNT; collaboration with other groups working on rural issues; working to build urban-rural alliances.
Concentrated poverty in the U.S. is localized in urban cores and remote rural areas. Collaboration between the two is rare. The Community Development Partnerships' Network ,
has issued a report that identifies common ground between "remote urban" and "remote rural" areas and makes the case for collaboration. The report in pdf: RUBAN: Bridging Economically Isolated and Urban Communities.
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