As the holiday season highlights acts of kindness and opportunities to give back, a new federal study shows that 1 in 4 South Carolina residents volunteered through an organization and two-thirds helped their neighbors last year.
Yesterday, we, along with the Institute for Child Success and Children’s Trust of South Carolina, unveiled the 2015 Early Childhood Common Agenda for our state. The 2015 Agenda is the result of months of collaborative work among early childhood advocates and experts across South Carolina. It offers strong and comprehensive recommendations for policymakers in building a better and smarter early childhood system:
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From the Director of the Social Innovation Fund at the Corporation for National and Community Service-
It's budget season. (Yay!)
It's budget season. (Groan)
That is pretty much how any ‘budget- watcher’ feels during this time of year. It is filled with long nights, hopeful wishes, and grave disappointments. And the feeling that, at any moment, what you thought would happen- won’t. There is a lot of uncertainty.
The Institute for Child Success has been at the forward edge of advocating for a statewide definition, description, and assessment of school readiness. All three of these elements were included in the ICS-drafted sample legislation that became the basis for the School Readiness legislations to reform and reauthorize South Carolina First Steps.
Are you or someone you know doing great things? Do you want to tell everyone about it? We do! The Jefferson Awards for Public Service wants to shine a spotlight on communities across South Carolina and celebrate the amazing things that young people are doing.