Twenty-five Iowa communities have been selected for the Horizons Community Leadership Program to Reduce Poverty. Iowa State University Extension delivers the program with funding from the Northwest Area Foundation.
The communities are Allerton, Alta, Bedford, Chariton, Corydon, Ellsworth, Elma, Grand Junction, Greenfield, Humeston, Keosauqua, Lake City, Mapleton, Morning Sun, Pomeroy, Olin, Oxford Junction, Rockford, Sac City, Scranton, Seymour, Wapello, Waukon, Woodbine and Wyoming.
“The Horizons program will help rural communities who are ready to commit to positive change,” said ISU Extension specialist Ruth Freeman, program director. “They’ll receive training and resources about leadership, poverty reduction, community development, visioning and strategic planning. The program continues through summer 2008.”