Invitation to Activists and Community Builders – Earn a Degree While Working For Your Community

Join the RDLN Network

You are already a leader if you are working in
community development. Here is a chance to:
Invest in yourself and your community at the
same time,
Become part of a national multicultural network
for social change.

To discuss the program or for further information, please contact:

Rural Development Leadership Network,

P.O. Box 98, Prince St. Station,

New York, NY 10012


Fax (212)477-0367

[email protected]

The mission of the Rural Development Leadership Network is to support community-based development in poor rural
areas through hands-on projects, education, leadership development, and networking. Community leaders strengthen
practical skills, knowledge and credentials while remaining involved in their community development work.

Qualified participants may earn a certificate or an academic degree (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.) by:

1) implementing a practical field project in their community,

2) pursuing related independent study, and

3) participating in our month-long Rural Development Institute at the University of California

Leaders are mentored by a team of field and study advisors and work under the umbrella of a Sponsoring
Organization, which also contribute financially to RDLN. We will discuss possible sources for these funds. The
amount ranges from $7,500 to $30,000 for the certificate, B,A. or M.A. through fully accredited non-campus-based
university programs. The fee for participation in the Institute alone is $3,000.

Deadline for Applications: December 1, 2006

Among those who have participated (and their Sponsoring Organizations) are: Mike Acosta (Community Council of Southwest Texas), Minnie
Bommer (Children & Family Services), Francisca Cavazos (Maricopa County Organizing Project), Michelle Cole (Cole Evangelistic Ministries),
Sarah Hidalgo-Cook (Community Council of Southwest Texas), Hector Correa (Producír), Meredith Dean (Appalachian Women’s Alliance),
Emma Dixon (Third Baptist District), Cynthia Ellis (Agricultural Missions/Belize Rural Women’s Association), Humberto Fuentes (Idaho
Migrant Council), Nancy (Warneke) Gaynor (Salish Community College), Scherri Greene (ONABEN), Jack Guillebeaux (FOCAL), Linda Maria
Hedstrom (Rural Communities Housing Development Corporation), Anna Huff (Boys, Girls, Adults Community Development Center), Robert
Jackson (Quitman County Development Organization), Earnest Johnson (Federation of Southern Cooperatives), Carol Jorgensen (Native Alaska
Fish and Wildlife Society/Alaska Region), Carol Judy (Woodland Community Land Trust), Birgil Kills Straight (First Nations Financial Project),
Suzanne Kinkade (Salish Kootenai College), Winona LaDuke (Seventh Generation Fund), Michele Lansdowne (Salish Kootenai College), Anita
LaRan (Helping Hands/La Jicarita Enterprise Community), Naida Lefthand (Ktunaxa Community Development Corporation), Zana MacDonald
(Blackfeet Community College), Angie Main (Native American Development Corporation), Meredith McGee (Southern Echo), Tirso Moreno
(Florida Farmworkers Association), Julie Moss (Cherokee Nation), Shirley Ortega (Saguache County Community Council), Alice Paris (Federation
of Southern Cooperatives), Edith Richardson (Maine Coalition for Food Security), Marilyn Savage (Gwandak Broadcasting Corporation), Shirley
Sherrod (Federation of Southern Cooperatives), Kathy (Murray) Supernaw (Delaware Tribe of Western Oklahoma), Ben Tafoya (Rio Grande Center),
Chukou Thao (National Hmong-American Farmers), Mily Treviño-Sauceda (CA Rural Legal Assistance/CRLA Foundation), Arlene Valdez
(Ganados del Valle), Shoua Vang (Hmong Highlander Development Fund/Indo-China Resource Action Center), Lillie Webb (Center for Community
Development), Gayle Zepeda (Northern Circle Indian Housing Authority).

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