ERIC Number: ED347019
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Visions in Action: Colorado Community Cases. A Report of the Colorado Rural Revitalization Project.
Colorado State Dept. of Local Affairs, Denver.; Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins.; Colorado Univ., Denver.
This report describes the Colorado Rural Revitalization Project (CRRP) and the participant rural communities between 1988-1991. The CRRP, established in 1988, consists of a partnership among rural Colorado communities, Colorado State University, the University of Colorado, the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, and the W. K. Kellogg Foundation. Colorado communities with a population under 5,000 were eligible to apply. The aims were to provide important outside resources for community improvement, and to enable the partnership to gain insight about rural communities. The majority of funding was provided by a 3-year grant from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation. Over 800 townspeople and local officials from the communities formed leadership teams. Team members engaged in a year-long learning and action program for leadership development and community improvement. Local and regional workshops were held on the following topics: (1) community development processes; (2) team-building, group dynamics, and conflict resolution; (3) effective meetings; (4) methods for community self-study; (5) demographic trends; and (6) envisioning the future through goal-setting, action-planning, and evaluation. In addition, each community received technical support services provided by university faculty and students. A brief description of the 45 communities served by the project is provided, including a summary of community activities. This report contains tables that display community and county demographic and economic profiles and community services. A list of contact persons for each community is provided. (LP)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Community Characteristics, Community Development, Community Planning, Cooperative Programs, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Leadership Training, Rural Areas, Rural Education
Center for Rural Assistance, Colorado State University Cooperative Extension, 135 Aylesworth N.W., Fort Collins, CO 80523 ($9.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Local Affairs, Denver.; Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins.; Colorado Univ., Denver.