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Video: BRIDGES Rural Summer Convening at Finger Lakes Community College

Our BRIDGES Rural team has had a busy 2022, visiting our partner community colleges across the country.

That tour culminated in a final Summer Convening on July 19-20, when members of our college design teams gathered in Geneva, New York, to talk about their pilot projects and next steps forward (including the Rural Education Community of Practice, which is open to all).

We are so grateful to all of our college partners; our funder, Ascendium; and especially our friends at Finger Lakes Community College (FLCC), who hosted the Convening.

While we were in the Finger Lakes region, we shopped at Wegmans (best grocery store ever?)  … and sipped rosé and riesling made by student winemakers at FLCC’s Viticulture and Wine Center.

We also captured a few highlights from our scenic visit … which featured a boat ride on Seneca Lake!

Watch the video:


To learn more about our multi-year BRIDGES Rural project, start with our project page.

Details about the college pilot projects are explained in BRIDGES Rural Design Insights Part 2: Designing + Piloting a New Approach to Economic Agility in Rural Communities.