Friday, October 1, 2010

IDS Students Visit Local NGO

Dr. Smucker and his first year IDS graduate students got the chance to visit a local community based NGO in Athens County, to find out more about issues of regional development within the U.S. Students were presented with a presentation highlighting the initiatives of the organization, as well as the history of the Athens county region and how it fits into the history of U.S industrialization. Rural Action builds model sustainable development projects and encourages a broad civic conversation around Appalachian Ohio’s assets in order to create sustainable development paths for the region. The students got the opportunity to ask questions on rural integration of the local economy, and learn about the ways in which Ohio University partners with Rural Action in community based efforts.

To learn more about Rural Action and opportunties to get involved visit 

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