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.


A New Day, A New Year

Mon, 2013-12-30 16:29 -- ccarey

As we look forward to the start of a new year, I am reminded of one of my favorite quotes from the great American writer Ralph Waldo Emerson:

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”


A Holiday Note from UWASC

Mon, 2013-12-23 09:50 -- ccarey

Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol opens with its depiction of selfish old Scrooge, hunched over against the bitterness of a London winter—and against the warmth of community, friends, and family. He is alone, utterly alone, utterly mean, utterly heartless:

But what did Scrooge care? It was the very thing he liked. To edge his way along the crowded paths of life, warning all human sympathy to keep its distance.


A Public Policy Note from United Way Worldwide

Wed, 2013-12-18 11:45 -- ccarey

Are you wondering what the latest education, income and health issues are in Washington? Then look no further, because all of the information you need is right here!

Education: United Way Worldwide is applauding members of Congress for introducing the Strong Start for America's Children Act, a 10-year innovative federal-state parternship to expand and improve early learning opportunities for children across the birth-to-age-five continuum. Click here to read the letter of support.


A Vibrant, Thriving Nation Is One that Volunteers-America is Thriving!

Tue, 2013-12-17 09:55 -- ccarey


In spite of the endless barrage of negative headline news about the economy, jobs, and education, a bit of good news was shared today through the 2013 Volunteering and Civic Life in America, a new Federal report issued by the Corporation for National & Community Service. This report shows Americans in a more favorable light, one that shines brightly due to our citizens’ unfailing commitment and generosity of spirit in the area of volunteerism.




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