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The 2014 Rural Seminar, “BETTER TOGETHER: Strengthening America’s Rural Communities”, was held May 20-23 in Louisville, Ky., for nearly 300 rural community develop-ment practitioners. Click on the arrow at left to see a Rural Seminar slide show.
On June 10, Fahe staff volunteers joined Kentucky Highlands Investment Corp.in McCreary County, Ky., to help at the ninth annual Extreme Build to build a home for a low income family.
Champlain Housing Trust, Rural LISC's CDC Partner in Burlington, Vt., sees a Community Development Block Grant award helping 1,225 low-to-moderate income residents in their three county service area.
Rural LISC Partner CDC Tamaqua Area Community Partnership in Tamaqua, Pa., has a thriving arts center. Early in 2012, the Partnership purchased the former Salem United Methodist Church building in this former coal mining town in eastern Pennsylvania. The intent was to provide the local community with space for theatrical and musical performances, studio arts, creative arts workshops and other related activities. Today, the Tamaqua Community Art Center is the most popular entertainment venue in town, and a hive for artistic happenings of all kinds. And recently completed interior upgrades have made it better than ever. See the Center's July newsletter for current offerings. And for more general information, visit the Tamaqua Area Community Partnership website, a "showcase for Tamaqua Area community progress and people".
In a move to help lift more families out of poverty, two longtime community development partners are focusing new resources on troubled rural communities across the country.
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