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Links to Rural Service Learning Resources

Rural Service Learning Research

Access to Service Learning in Rural Wisconsin

A quantitative study of the relative frequency of service learning in rural compared to urban areas of Wisconsin.


Rural Research Briefs

An annotated bibliography prepared for the Rural Service Learning Summit, 2009.


Rural Service Learning: Turning Special Challenges into Great Opportunities

A discussion of rural service learning in the community college. This is a pdf file.


Rural Civic Engagement Groups

Center for Rural Affairs

Rural Family Economic Success

National Association of Counties Rural Action Caucus

Rural Action

Rural Policy Networks

Center for Rural Outreach and Services

Growing Rural

Center for Rural Strategies


Center for Digital Civic Engagement

The Center for Digital Civic Engagement is a project of Minnesota Campus Compact. The CDCE serves as a resource for sharing information on the study and practice of: 1) the innovative use of digital technologies to support civic engagement in higher education; and 2) service-learning in online teaching.


Higher Education Service-Learning in Rural Communities

A brief discussion of rural service learning with an annotated bibliography.


Many Outmigration Counties Are Prosperous

An article by David McGranahan John Cromartie and Timothy Wojan on the Daily Yonder site that challenges assumptions about rural demographics.


Reaching Out While Reaching in

Outline supporting the powerpoint presentation.


Reaching Out While Reaching In: Academic Service Learning Initiatives in Rural Communities

Presentation given at Michigan conference on rural service learning, 2010.


Renewing the Countryside

Renewing the Countryside - Browse the hundreds of stories in our database by TOPIC or REGION to find stories of everyday people making a difference in their rural communities.


RASL Activities

RASL just finished organizing an anthology on rural service learning, currently under review. 

In the past, RASL has organized gatherings of rural service learning practitioners and is hoping to do so again.

RASL Membership

RASL is not currently a formal membership organization.  If you would like to get on our e-mail list (we only use it to announce major stuff), please see the contact page.
Yorkshire Dales Landscape background photo by Petr Kratochvil.