Big Congrats to Arkansas's Rural Community Alliance

Last Updated: February 25, 2010

This article appeared in the February 2010 Rural Policy Matters.

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The Rural Community Alliance (formerly Advocates for Rural and Community Education/ACRE) passed the 1,000-member mark this month. The group, which works in a variety of ways to help rural schools and communities survive and thrive, has grown to 1,063 members in 46 chapters around the state.

Penny Harris, Chapter Leader of the Bradley Chapter, won first place in the membership drive contest for recruiting the most new members.

Congratulations to Rural Community Alliance for its continued success involving rural people in shaping and carrying out the important work of protecting and enhancing rural communities, their schools, and quality education for all Arkansas students.

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