Our mission is to empower community members across the urban/rural divide to take action together to address local challenges and strengthen relationships, thereby contributing to national unity.
WHY FOCUS ON URBAN AND RURAL COMMUNITIES?
Divisions between urban and rural communities are significant and growing larger.
Urban/rural polarization is a proxy for other divisions, such as “reds" vs. "blues” and levels of racial, religious, and ethnic diversity. Collectively, these divisions are undermining social cohesion in the U.S.
Urban and rural areas sit near each other in regions across the nation, presenting opportunities for positive interactions to address challenges and build relationships.