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ERIC Number: ED421307
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Working Together for a Change: Creating Pathways from Poverty.
Summers, Gene F., Ed.
In this report, the Rural Sociological Society Task Force on Persistent Rural Poverty presents 11 Pathways from Poverty (PfP) state-team efforts and accomplishments. Education and training are themes that appear here and there throughout the strategies described. Many PfP state teams have formed alliances with state rural development councils that are funded jointly by state and federal governments and administered through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Chapters are: (1) "Who's Poor in Rural America?" (Gene F. Summers, Jennifer Sherman) gives comparative statistics and national demographics; (2) "West Virginia: Good Things Come in Small Bunches" (Marc Kennedy) describes small business entrepreneurs; (3) "New York: Expert Advice" (Bill Lueders) explains the state's principles for turning vision into reality; (4) "Connecticut: Welfare Simulation, Networking Opens Doors to Understanding" (Bill Keenan) describes a sensitization process to foster awareness toward welfare participants; (5) "Maine: Building Highways of Knowledge and Experience" (Jeff Ford) describes putting knowledge about and experiences from poor people on-line; (6) "Oklahoma: A Portrait of Poverty" (Judith Davidoff) describes an ethnographic field study to give a human dimension to aggregate statistical data; (7) "South Carolina: Growing Leaders from the Grass Roots" (Linda Falkenstein) reports on networking with community groups; (8) "Ohio: Appalachia Savors Its Past as It Looks to Its Future" (Marc Kennedy) reports on a resource booklet cataloging low-cost anti-poverty projects; (9) "Montana: Breaking New Ground" (Elizabeth McBride) reports on affordable housing; (10) "New Mexico: The Pueblo Perspective" (Jeff Ford) describes cultural approaches to job training and development; (11) "Minnesota: Sowing Solutions" (Jeanne Dosch) describes two community-based pilot projects; (12) "Guam: Island Swept Up in a Tide of Change" (Harvey Black) focuses on parental needs; and (13) "Rules for Working Together" (Gene F. Summers) lists 10 guiding principles for creating and sustaining pathways from poverty. Members of the Task Force on Persistent Rural Poverty, regional centers, and state teams are listed. (SAS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: Rural Sociological Society.