Annual Impact

Year 25 in Numbers

RARE completed its 25th year in 2018–2019. Our 31 members served in communities across the state from Gold Beach to The John Day River Territory, from Tillamook to Talent and twenty-seven other places in-between. Collectively, our members organized over 1,030 community volunteers for a total of almost 8,798 additional service hours in their communities.  RARE members leveraged another $673,457 in grant funding for community specific projects, with $818,900 still pending as of July 31, 2019. Here are some more numbers from 2018–2019:

  • Created over 1500 work products.
  • Developed and/or implemented 102 planning documents.
  • Organized nearly 400 events.

RARE AmeriCorps projects typically fall into four broad categories:

Community Planning

  • Coordinating the development of a downtown master plan.
  • Facilitating the development of a county-wide Geographic Information System.

Community and Economic Development

  • Implementing the provision of community health care services.
  • Facilitating the coordination of a ‘green business’ campaign.
  • Assisting rural entrepreneurs in the development of business plans.
  • Completing economic development plans for municipalities.

Natural Resource Planning

  • Coordinating a watershed assessment.
  • Designing a citizen involvement program for a watershed council.

Community Food Security/Food Systems

  • Creation of community food assessments.
  • Enhancement of local farmers’ markets and food related business activities.

Individuals and communities interested in participating in RARE should contact:

RARE Opportunities
1209 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR
97403-1209

Phone: 541-346-2879
Fax: 541-346-2040
EmailRARE@uoregon.edu