Thank you to all who donated to RCA through Arkansas Gives. Generous donors contributed $3,650 plus Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation provided a $2,000 match and Arkansas Community Foundation provided a bonus match of $441 for a grand total of $5,896, net of credit card fees. If you missed the one-day event, you may still donate directly to RCA by mailing a check or using the PayPal button at the bottom of this home page. We appreciate your support of RCA's work!

BIG WIN!!!! Thank you to all our RCA members, board, and staff who advocated for relief from Act 60 for the past decade. Thanks to your good work, HB1263, which provides for an annual waiver from school consolidation, was signed into law by Governor Hutchinson on March 11. Thank you to our Governor and bill sponsors Rep. Bruce Cozart and Rep. Charlotte Douglas for their hard work in making it a good bill and for every member of the Arkansas Legislature who voted for it!

Who We Are

Rural Community Alliance serves rural Arkansas by helping its members become advocates for their rural school and community and uniting their voices on state-wide initiatives. RCA facilitates grass-roots led community revitalization projects in low-wealth rural communities, provides training to its members, and supports youth development projects. RCA currently has 2,000 members in 64 chapters located in small rural communities throughout the state of Arkansas. Rural Community Alliance is the trade name of Advocates for Community and Rural Education which is a non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) status. Donations to the organization are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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