Marshalltown was one of 10 communities nationwide selected to participate in the White House Rural Council’s Integration Models for Parents and Children to Thrive (IMPACT) project. IMPACT is a cross-agency effort to combat poverty and improve upward mobility in rural and tribal places. Selected communities will implement a two-generation approach to address the needs of vulnerable families. Initially the project will focus on the integration of early childhood education and adult education. Funding will allow families to access resources such as child care, transportation, and housing that facilitate their education.