The opportunities and challenges facing African immigrants living in Minnesota's rural communities will be the subject of the first Rural African Summit on October 26-27 in St. Cloud, Minnesota. There are currently over 20,000 Africans living in rural areas of Minnesota. The goal of the Summit is to provide a forum for members of the community, community leaders, officials, providers, religious leaders, educators and business people to learn from each other about the economic and social benefits, and challenges, of rural life for African American immigrants. One of the goals of the Summit is to help them make connections and find ways to work collectively to address some of the challenges.