2112 South Valley Dr. 

Rapid City, SD 57703

​Telephone: 605.341.3339

Fax: 605.341.2314  

RuralAm.info@gmail.com

 

Your Contribution Matters!
We are changing lives and building new futures for the most vulnerable Lakota youth and their families. Our work is made possible through the generosity of caring individuals, businesses and foundations like yours. We are a 501 ( c ) 3 non-profit organization and your donation is tax deductable as allowed by law.
 
Pilamaya (Thank you)!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rural America Initiatives
2112 South Valley Drive
Rapid City, SD 57703
 
Pilamaya (Thank you)!  

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CAPITAL CAMPAIGN NEWS

RAPID CITY AWARDS RAI $2,000,000 OF CITY VISION FUNDS FOR NEW BUILDING

Rural America Initiatives is thrilled, humbled and proud to be the recipient of a $2,000,000 gift from the Rapid City's Vision Fund. This gift brings us to nearly half of our goal, and we have tremendous momentum moving forward. We  broke ground in October, 2017, with occupancy planned for 2018/19.

 

The Vision Fund Citizen Committee wrote, in its letter recommending support of our project: 

 

"This project supports our youth and development education and is a need. This organization supports the most vulnerable individuals in our community and has operated in various locations since its inception nearly 30 years ago. The Head Start/Community Center consolidates various community programs into one location and provides accessibility to needed resources and support. RAI has received an outcry of public support and resources, and this building is a small piece of a much larger picture." 

 

Thank you citizens of Rapid City for this vote of confidence in us, the work that we do, and our value to the community. We are so grateful!

NEWS

JT Vucurevich’s Jessica Gromer shakes RAI Board President Carol Marshall-Coon’s hand, while JT Vucurevich’s Executive Director and CEO Sandy Diegel receives a hug from RAI Treasurer Sharon No Heart.

Photo by Kim Lathe Photography

THANK YOU BLACK HILLS COMMUNITY BANK!

THANK YOU BLACK HILLS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION!

RAI NEWS

Executive Director Bruce Long Fox Receives "George" Award from Rapid City Chamber of Commerce

The George Award is the Chamber's most prestigious award presented every year at the Annual Meeting. This Award is chosen by the Chamber's Executive Board and given to an individual who has, over a period of time, provided leadership to our community in a variety of ways. In other words, "They didn't wait to let 'George' do it, they did it themselves. Brice is only the second Native American to receive this honor.