Friends, Family, Community

Harvard Graduate Builds Fastest Growing Black-Owned School Turnaround Non-Profit Working to Improve the Lives of Underserved Children

There is much you can accomplish with a Harvard Law degree, but one graduate has used his to build a groundbreaking school turnaround network focused on serving children in underserved communities across the country. Earl Martin Phalen graduated from Harvard Law School in 1993 and is CEO and Founder of George and Veronica Phalen Leadership…

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New App, Temporary Location Puts TINYBUSINESSES On Display

By Barney Blakeney The Charleston Rhizome Collective’s ConNECKtedTOO work is continuing through two of its latest initiatives – the December launching of the conNECKtedTOO/TINYisPOWERFUL mobile app and revitalized website and a temporary conNECKtedTOO Community Lab at 2023 Reynolds Avenue in North Charleston. The Rhizome Collective is an inter-generational grassroots collaboration of artists, social activists, educators and…

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Teddy Bear Picnic Returns to Hampton Park March 1

The annual Teddy Bear Picnic has become a must-do activity for families across the Charleston area. It’s a way for parents and children to unplug, have fun and connect in one of Charleston’s iconic parks.  This year, the Charleston Parks Conservancy will host the 11th Teddy Bear Picnic presented by Dominion Energy from 1:30-4 p.m.…

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Gibbes Museum of Art Partners with Charleston County Public Library To Offer Free Admission for Local Families

In an effort to fulfill their mission to make art accessible to all, the Gibbes Museum of Art has launched a partnership with the Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) that will make 15 family-level memberships available for check out at all CCPL branches. The passes will be available for circulation starting Feb. 18 and will allow up…

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