AmeriCorps programs across SC encourage service, impact thousands

Mon, 2015-03-09 10:31 -- ccarey

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.


Nearly 1 in 4 South Carolina Residents Volunteer; Two-Thirds Help Neighbors

Mon, 2014-12-22 08:54 -- ccarey


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.


United Way unveils 2015 Early Childhood Common Agenda with statewide partners

Wed, 2014-11-19 08:27 -- ccarey

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:



Thank You Senators

Wed, 2014-05-14 16:11 -- ccarey

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.


South Carolina is Ready Now!

Fri, 2014-04-11 10:23 -- ccarey

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.



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