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  1. Rural community college fundraising : a multi-site case study exploring the characteristics and motivations of alumni...

    Fundraising in the 21st century is becoming an increasingly important component of rural community colleges' (RCCs) overall funding strategies. Alumni represent a significant population of potential college...

  2. Rural America The Rise of New Natural Resource Economies in the Intermountain West

    56 pages

  3. Generating rural options for Weight: Healthy Kids and Communities: examining the rural family home nutrition and physical...

    Childhood health is a strong determinant of adult health, including overweight and obesity. Rural children and adults experience a greater obesity prevalence compared to children and adults living in more...

  4. Looking toward the future: examining aspirations and sense of purpose among rural youth.

    In light of recent economic and social changes rural communities continue to worry about the future of their young people. Will they be prepared for the challenges that lay ahead as they move into adulthood?...

  5. “We’ll Be That Kid That You Think We Are” : The Influences of Stigma and Interactions with Important Adults on Youth...

    Adolescence is a developmental stage marked by crystallization in individuals’ sense of identity (Erikson, 1994; Harter, 1999). Research on positive youth development stresses the ways in which thriving...

  6. Latinos, loggers and old hippies : rural revitalization in the Pacific Northwest

    This ethnography looks at the processes a rural Oregon community is undergoing as some members attempt to re-animate the community by creating a community center after the loss of its school and market, two...

  7. Rural Latinas/os of the Pacific Northwest : college and the experience of self-identification

    There is an ever growing number of Latinas/os who reside and have settled permanently in rural America. Unbeknownst to most, rural Latinas/os face adversities unfamiliar to those living outside of this scope....

  8. Demographic Determinants of Perceived Barriers to Community Involvement: Examining Rural/Urban Differences

    This is an author's peer-reviewed final manuscript, as accepted by the publisher. The article is copyrighted by the Authors and published by Sage Publications for the Association For Research On Nonprofit...

  9. School Food in Lakeview

    This paper explores the school food system in Lakeview, Oregon and the consequences of the community's changing economic status.

  10. Beyond heat or eat : street-level bureaucracy in rural Oregon energy relief

    Rising energy costs coupled with the diminishing incomes associated with rural economic restructuring leave an increasing proportion of rural households faced with the heat or eat dilemma--where families must...

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