ARKANSAS GIVES ON APRIL 2....We challenge our members and supporters to make an online donation of $25 or more for the benefit of Rural Community Alliance between the hours of 8am and 8pm on April 2.  Generous supporters like Arkansas Community Foundation and the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation will match donations received on our behalf during that time. Thanks for helping us continue our important work across Arkansas! Make your donation through this link on April 2. ArkansasGives.org.

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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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