About the Rural Trust's Capacity Building Program
Last Updated: October 02, 2009
The Rural School and Community Trust's Capacity Building staff help build the capacity of grassroots leaders and community-based organizations to engage in local school reform in vulnerable rural communities, create strong out-of-school supports for student learning, and establish a network of rural activists who will develop and advocate for policies and practices to improve education for students.
The goal is to build community-based infrastructures and programs to move vulnerable rural youths and families out of poverty through education and asset-building, and improve their ability to remain in their home communities.
To do this, the Rural Trust partners with community-based organizations to build their capacity to provide out-of-school support for youth.
Capacity Building staff offer support to rural areas throughout the U.S. Examples of specific programs are listed below.
Contact the Capacity Building Staff
Doris Terry Williams, Ed. D.
Director, Capacity Building Program
The Rural School and Community Trust
4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20008
Tel: (202) 822-3919
Fax: (202) 872-4050