Rural Community Alliance is proud to sponsor the Step Up for Public Education walk that will take place all across Arkansas on Saturday, October 18. Each participating community is hosting its own walk to highlight the accomplishments of its public school and to advocate for things such as affordable broadband access at our schools, better pay for our teachers, repeal of Act 60 which has closed so many schools, greater access to quality Pre-K, etc. Please join us by forming a team in your community. Registration cost is $20 for adults, $15 for youth and will cover a Step Up t-shirt and lifetime membership to Rural Community Alliance. Email grandon@thenewrural.org for a team packet. Follow the teams that are signing up and get breaking news on Step Up at https://www.facebook.com/arkansasruralschools 

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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 1,500 members in 57 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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