Since the days of the tragic shooting in Charleston, we have grieved as a state and as a nation. An act that was meant to divide us as a state has had the opposite effect. We have come together and embraced one another for who we are regardless of race, religion, socioeconomic status or political leanings. South Carolina has acted as a model for how to turn tragedy into triumph.
Similar to the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps is comprised of individuals from all walks of life who choose to contribute their time and talents towards addressing unmet community needs. However, unlike the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps members do not travel abroad, but instead serve to meet the country’s domestic needs.
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.