The Growing Diversity of Rural Leadership

In small cities like Wilson, North Carolina, diverse leaders are building stronger communities. Irene Godínez, who founded Poder NC, demonstrates how immigration and civic engagement are lifting up rural economies and strengthening communities.

In this recent editorial in The Daily Yonder, RDI Executive Director Sarah Jaynes discusses the tectonic shifts we are seeing in rural America and calls for progressives to invest in rural civic engagement. With its resonant rural voice, The Daily Yonder is a fantastic platform for elevating the challenges and opportunities in rural America and to lift up one of our grantees.