Welcome to the Rural Alliance for Service Learning

Preface

The natural environment, unique occupations, space, low-density population, and a strong sense of place help define rural communities. Rural life is an important component of our natural heritage.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Rural Alliance for Service Learning is to encourage, enhance, and study the role of service learning in building healthier and more vibrant rural communities. In conjunction with community partners, service learning practitioners will strive to build upon the positive attributes of the rural culture while mitigating the negative factors. Rural Service Learning can involve studies, service, co-operative programs and projects, and policy development. In the process, students will develop their potential as future engaged citizens.

Institute for Experienced Civic and Community Engagement Practitioners

Campus Compact in partnership with Iowa Campus Compact presents:
Diving Deep: Campus Compact’s
Institute for Experienced Civic and Community Engagement Practitioners
Application Guidelines
Application Released: Sept 15, 2012
Application Deadline: November 30, 2012
Applicants Notified: January 15, 2013

Call for Paper Proposals: Service Learning and Rural Communities

RURAL ALLIANCE FOR SERVICE LEARNING

Call for Paper and Chapter Proposals: Service Learning and Rural Communities Anthology Book

Call for paper proposals: 500 word proposal

Canadian Rural Research Workshop “Policy and Research in Community Investment”

This conference is May 24-25, 2012 at the Bytown Pavilion, 111 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario. For more information, see http://http://www.crrf.ca/?page_id=720. The proposal submission deadline is Proposal submission deadline is January 20, 2012.

Higher Education Service-Learning in Rural Communities

Reflections on National Rural Assembly

I recently attended the National Rural Assembly, a gathering of folks from around the country dedicated to keeping rural places vibrant, sustainable places to live. There is great coverage of the conference online at http://2011.ruralassembly.org/. I thought I'd pass along a few of ideas and resources that caught my attention.

The State of Rural Service Learning

In 2010 RASL, supported by a grant from the North Central Regional Center for Rural Development, set out to understand the state of rural service learning in the United States. This is the report we produced, supported by case studies and interview research.

Post on RASL summit

I recently did a brief post to the MN Campus Compact blog about the recent Summit. See it at http://mncompact.wordpress.com/2010/11/23/exploring-rural-service-learni...

Rural Service Learning Summit registration now open

Please help us get the word out about the Rural Service learning Summit by forwarding information about it to folks in your network.

Annual Rural Service Learning Summit

Wednesday - Friday, November 10-12, 2010
Siena Retreat Center, Racine, WI

Agenda for Next RASL Summit

We now have a draft agenda for the next RASL Gathering--November 10-12 at the Siena Center in Racine, Wisconsin. See the attachment for more info.

Final Dates for Next RASL Gathering

We have set the dates and place for the next RASL Gathering--November 10-12 at the Siena Center in Racine, Wisconsin. More details to come.

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