In Your City Of Charleston

SC Works Awards Local Businesses $100,000 for Incumbent Worker Training

SC Works Trident and its Trident Workforce Development Board has awarded $100,000 to eight local businesses connected to Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) programs. The funds, made possible by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), will support training as each business advances technology, expands and offers new services as part of a layoff aversion strategy.   …

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Lowcountry Local First to Launch New “Good Enterprises” Initiative in Fall 2019

Lowcountry Local First (LLF) has announced a new initiative aimed towards the nonprofit organization’s mission to cultivate an economy anchored in local ownership, Good Enterprises, joining the established Good Business and Good Farming initiatives. Good Enterprises will be a catalyst for reshaping the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem to one that provides equitable opportunity for business ownership, in order to transform lives and…

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Morningside Scholars Serving Others

Students at Morningside Middle School have a variety of options when it comes to clubs. One of them, the Adopt-a-Grandparent Club, is dedicated to community service. Scholars and sponsors in this group make an effort to brighten the lives of seniors living at Ashley Landing Assisted Living. Started by Dr. Laura Saunders, who is a…

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Baptist Hill Teams Up with Constituent Board Member to Support Children in Liberia

Open lines of communication between a Constituent Board member and a school principal led to hundreds of flip-flops being delivered to children in Liberia. Earlier this winter, Dr. Helen Frazier, who serves on the Constituent District 23 Board of Trustees, spoke with Baptist Hill Middle High School’s principal, Vanessa Brown, about an upcoming trip to…

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South Carolina Issuing March SNAP Benefits Early

The South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS) will be issuing March Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits early in order to reduce the time between payments for recipients who received their February benefits early because of the federal government shutdown. Only those SNAP recipients who received their February benefits in January will receive benefits…

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12th Annual Francis Marion National Forest Cleanup: Litter reduces with consistent cleanup

The 12th Annual Francis Marion National Forest Cleanup, held on Saturday, February 2, saw record numbers of volunteers and co-hosts who came to pick up litter from one of the state’s most popular outdoor recreational areas. PalmettoPride and the USDA Forest Service, along with long time partners Keep Berkeley Beautiful and Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department, coordinated…

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