What We're Learning

We are a learning organization and work to be smarter and more effective every year. We never lose sight of the reason we exist: to do the most possible good with the resources left to the community by Archibald G. Bush. Here we share the lessons we learn through our efforts, as well as the insights of our grantees and Fellows.

Teen Up
Bush Prize Case Study

Rapid City Area Schools – Teen Up (Teen Up) is a group of youth from a wide range of backgrounds and achievements who collaborate with each other and community partners to address issues they deem important.

Community Violence Intervention Center
Bush Prize Case Study

The Community Violence Intervention Center (CVIC) serves as a catalyst offering energy, momentum and vision toward ending violence in the Greater Grand Forks area.

Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Stewardship
Bush Prize Case Study

Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Stewardship’s (NPSAS) Farm Breeding Club is a collaboration between farmers, agronomists, breeders, processors and those interested in good food working together to improve crop seeds for healthier living and greater democracy in agriculture.

Domestic Violence Crisis Center window
Bush Prize Case Study
Destination Rapid City
Bush Prize Case Study

Destination Rapid City (DRC) has transformed downtown Rapid City into a thriving business district that is rich in appeal for residents and visitors alike.

Reflections from Bush Fellows and Grantees

Learning Logs

People celebrating
Learning Logs
Community Innovation process
Learning Logs