Success Stories

Success stories are a compilation of staff written success stories and case studies that highlight our impact in rural communities.

  • M&J Mobile Home Park

    Reliable access to clean and safe drinking water remains a major challenge for communities across the rural West. Rising temperatures and persistent drought threaten rural and Indigenous communities’ water supplies, which negatively impacts people’s health and quality of life.

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  • Quintana’s Music Center

    RCAC Re-Emerging Loan Fund (RELieF) borrower Quintana’s Music Center in Gallup, New Mexico is a concrete example of how small rural and Indigenous businesses can survive and prosper despite COVID-19’s lingering economic impact when they receive the right assistance.

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  • Meadowlark Vista

    The housing affordability crunch continues to pose a serious threat to rural people and economies. Businesses across RCAC’s service area express that the lack of low-cost housing undercuts their ability to attract and retain employees, which in turn threatens small-town and rural area economies.

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  • Palermo Union Elementary School District

    More than 10 years ago, California acknowledged that reliable running water is a prerequisite for a healthy, prosperous and happy life when it recognized access to clean, safe and affordable water as a human right.

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  • Blue Sky Center

    RCAC catalyzes economic growth and facilitates rural development through capacity-building partnerships with community-led organizations like Blue Sky Center in New Cuyama, California.

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