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  • The RARE Effect on Small Towns: AmeriCorps program makes a lasting impact
    Bayoán Ware has two deadlines to meet on this particular Friday. First, he is putting the final details on a grant application that could help new and emerging food businesses in the Columbia Gorge have a place to grow. He also has to finish his application for a second year working for Resource Assistance for…

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RARE – Resource Assistance for Rural Environments

Stories from the Field

  • A Delightful Surprise
    It was nearing starting time, and the conference room where the Main Street Business Grant Forum was being held was still completely empty, and it was becoming doubtful if many if any people would attend at all.  As the Mains Street Coordinator, I’d spent the last hour setting out chairs, organizing a table of drinks and snacks, and rehearsing the program I
  • Discovering Your Purpose
    When I was little I had decided that I was going to be a veterinarian. I was so set on the idea that even by the time I had finished high school I still hadn’t done any real thinking about what career path would be best for me. It was so systematic. One day I graduated high school and two months later I packed up all my belongings and drove to a town I had n

2017-18 RARE AmeriCorps Placements

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