Helping Rural Families Build Economic Success: Earn It, Keep It, Grow It

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

June 5, 2008

Summary

People who live in rural areas work hard, but still struggle to meet their families' needs. This guide outlines ways that funders can help strengthen families and communities by advancing workforce development and financial literacy, while also addressing poverty and discrimination.

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Economic Success in Rural America

When families earn more they become homeowners and business owners who build local economies. To close the gap between the economic well-being of families and their communities–and to address connections betweeen poverty, place and race–funders can support workforce development, financial literacy training, advocacy and more.

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