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Welcome to the California Rural Technology Project - RAIN's Distance Learning and Telemedicine Network.

The RAIN Network is a non-profit educational service providing distance learning, telemedicine, and connectivity services to rural communities. In Southern California RAIN has received support from the USDA Rural Utilities Service to serve 15 rural communities in Southern California.

Each of these communities faces challenges unique to rural areas - lack of connectivity, lack of adequate health or education resources, limited computer availability in the schools and the community.

RAIN seeks to provide solutions to these challenges at a local level, implementing technology based projects that bring together youth and adult community members, as well as local businesses and government.

These projects are focused on the improvement and introduction of health, education, and technology resources and programs that are directly beneficial to the community. Click on any of the links below to learn more about RAIN's Distance Learning and Telemedicine Project.

Distance Education


Community Development

Computer Hardware

Community Technology Advisory Councils

Youth Technology Corp

The Technology Master Family Program