Center for Rural Strategies
The Center for Rural Strategies is a public-spirited communications organization that seeks to improve rural life by increasing public understanding about the importance and value of rural communities. Our goals are to use media strategically to reframe the broad public discourse that defines rural communities, and to create an environment in which positive changes can occur. The Center for Rural Strategies helps communities and nonprofit organizations incorporate media and communications into their work in support of strategic goals. We also design and implement information campaigns that educate the public about the problems and opportunities that exist in contemporary rural communities. We believe that: healthy rural communities are essential to the overall health of the nation; Americans' overwhelmingly positive perceptions of rural life are a starting point for creating better governmental policies and institutions that rebuild and sustain rural communities; and communicating the stories of rural America's struggles and successes to a broad audience is essential to creating positive change. This profile courtesy of Arts & Democracy.