Becoming #TheNewUS: Discussion on Changing Face of Rural America

Posted October 3, 2016, By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

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As the immi­grant pop­u­la­tion in rur­al areas con­tin­ues to rise, com­mu­ni­ty lead­ers are find­ing ways to ensure these new res­i­dents can thrive — despite some­times com­plex lan­guage, hous­ing and legal barriers.

The Aspen Insti­tute Com­mu­ni­ty Strate­gies Group will host a pan­el dis­cus­sion Thurs­day, Oct. 6, about the chang­ing face of rur­al Amer­i­ca and what it means for orga­ni­za­tions work­ing to improve the lives of low-income fam­i­lies in these communities.
 
The event will fea­ture a first look at a report from the Uni­ver­si­ty of New Hampshire’s Carsey School of Pub­lic Pol­i­cy that ana­lyzes our shift­ing demo­graph­ics. Phil­an­thropic and com­mu­ni­ty lead­ers will dis­cuss how the rise of immi­grant pop­u­la­tions is affect­ing their work in rur­al areas and share best prac­tices for build­ing new part­ner­ships and pro­mot­ing the eco­nom­ic well-being of these communities.

I am glad to see so many orga­ni­za­tions com­ing to the table to think cre­ative­ly about how we can sup­port the grow­ing rur­al immi­grant pop­u­la­tion,” said Rosa Maria Cas­tañe­da, a senior asso­ciate who man­ages two-gen­er­a­tion invest­ments for the Annie E. Casey Foun­da­tion. By learn­ing from one anoth­er, we can iden­ti­fy what’s work­ing in rur­al com­mu­ni­ties and help bring those poli­cies and prac­tices to scale.” 

RSVP to join the dis­cus­sion in per­son or sign up for the livestream.

What:
Becom­ing #The­NewUS: Advanc­ing Immi­grant Fam­i­lies in Rur­al America 

When:
Noon – 1:30 p.m. EDT Thurs­day, Oct. 6

Where:
The Aspen Insti­tute (1 Dupont Cir­cle, Wash­ing­ton, D.C.) or livestream

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