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Started in 2014, the We Kan! Network is a support-and-resource non-profit organization for grassroots efforts statewide.  Our interest is in supporting rural communities to be the best they can be at being themselves.
Board members are Andrea Springer, Hutchinson; Liz Sosa, Garden City; Simone Elder, Leoti
BIG RURAL BRAINSTORM, March 7, 2016.  10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Meridian Event Center, Newton, $50.  Read more.
This organic movement to connect and engage 21-39 year olds who are rural by choice is designed to help this age group thrive as well as to sustain rural communities.  PowerOns (40+) are a big part of the equation and are needed to encourage and empower.  Like the Facebook page. Learn more at ruralbychoice.com. 
WeKan!Support is a crowdfunding site for Kansas community projects that can help support through fundraising or finding volunteers. Learn more at wekansupport.com.

The online e-blast is designed to share grassroots efforts, ideas, contacts, resources, and attitudes to help strengthen rural Kansas, especially in the areas of explorer tourism and community development.  Sign up here
The conference is planned to be especially relevant for rural communities. The majority of speakers are from rural communities and they present successful efforts. 
Since 1993, ten recipients have been presented awards for excellent efforts in preserving and sustaining rural culture.  See the list.