May 22, 2019

This week Nebraska communities are welcoming University of Nebraska, St. Louis University and Washington University students to work, serve and live for 10 weeks.

Chadron and Grand Island as well as communities throughout Custer and Garden counties are hosts to Rural Futures Institute (RFI) Student Fellows and two mentors in each area have been elevated to RFI Community Innovation Fellows.

Together, students and community innovators will work on important community-defined projects that include community marketing, workforce development, early childhood programming, mental health care access, entrepreneurship and strategic communications.

All RFI Fellows will also earn their Inclusive Leadership Development Certificate, working with diversity and inclusion researcher and consultant Helen Fagan, Ph.D.

RFI Fellows