Resource Assistance for Rural Environments Program
- Hello Professors,
I am writing from the Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE)
Program, based in the University of Oregon's Community Service Center and
affiliated with the Planning, Public Policy and Management (PPPM)
Department. Please bring this opportunity to the attention of interested
students and recent graduates of your program.
Each year RARE places 20 to 25 participants in rural communities across
Oregon to work for 11 months on community building projects with local
host organizations. Participants assist in the development and
implementation of projects relating to community and economic development,
watershed and natural resource planning, policy coordination, and delivery
of social services.
RARE participants receive extensive training, a living stipend of $1,500
per month, medical and dental insurance, an educational award that can be
used toward future schooling or to help pay off existing loans, and
graduate level planning credits at UO. Participants also gain tremendous
field-based experience to complement their classroom learning while
helping to develop capacity in small, under-served communities. RARE has
made more than 350 placements since its founding in 1994 and is always
looking for participants with a variety of backgrounds.
I hope you can forward this information and/or the attached announcement
to any students, various departmental listserves and anyone interested in
a RARE experience.
For more information, potential RARE participants should contact me or
view our website at http://rare/uoregon.edu.
Field Coordinator, RARE Program
Community Service Center
1209 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403
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