Rural School and Community Trust

Rural School and Community Trust

The Rural School and Community Trust is a national nonprofit organization addressing the crucial relationship between good schools and thriving communities.

Enacting an Equitable Educational Vision for Rural Communities

Rural School and Community Trust

The Rural School and Community Trust, colloquially referred to as the Rural Trust, works in some of the most challenging areas to improve the capacity of rural communities' education systems through a wide range of services. The organization seeks to nourish this relationship in some of the United States' neediest communities with a combination of direct services and advocacy. Its Capacity Building Program offers coaching, training, networking, technical assistance, research, and more to grassroots leaders and organizations to engage in local school reform to support student learning. The Public Policy Program actively engages rural constituencies in education reform and provides a platform for these communities' unique challenges to be heard and recognized. Further, the Rural Trust provides funding in the form of grants and scholarships, and publishes a monthly newsletter to facilitate knowledge sharing. Through this extensive work, the Rural Trust envisions a future in which local, rural educational infrastructure is enhanced, improved, and more equitable.

GRoW Support

2006

Projects – Rural Education Finance Center, Teacher Development Center, Education Working Group, & Civic Engagement Center

2005

Projects – Rural Education Finance Center, Teacher Development Center, Education Working Group, & Civic Engagement Center

2004

Projects - Rural Education Finance Center, Teacher Development Center, Education Working Group, & Civic Engagement Center