Tri-County News (Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester)

YWCA Greater Charleston Announces Incoming Board

As it celebrates its 112th anniversary, YWCA Greater Charleston is welcoming its incoming board of directors, who took office on July 1, 2019.  The Honorable Tamara C. Curry, an associate probate judge for Charleston County, has been elected board chair. A board member since 2015, she graduated cum laude from South Carolina State University with a bachelor’s degree…

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Charleston County Public Library Continues Self-Check Kiosk Installation Rollout at Several Branches

The Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) is debuting new self-check kiosks at several of its branches this week. These kiosks are part of CCPL’s continued efforts to enhance the patron experience and remove barriers.  “These new kiosks, which are becoming the standard in libraries throughout the country, increase efficiency and allow staff more time with our patrons,…

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Reconnecting the Gullah/Geechee Diaspora: Gullah Geechee Nation Appreciation Week 2019

For over two decades, Queen Quet has embarked on a world tour to raise awareness and funds to protect Gullah Geechee culture throughout the Sea Islands and Lowcountry. Since 2012, Gullah Geechee Appreciation Week, sponsored by the Gullah Geechee Coalition, has expanded throughout the Gullah Geechee heritage area from Jacksonville, NC to Jacksonville, FL. Queen…

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Metanoia Community Development Corporation to Join CDF Freedom Schools® in a National Day of Social Action in Chicora Cherokee

Metanoia Community Development Corporation will join over 180 Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools® sites in 87 cities and 28 states across the country  Wednesday, July 17, for a National Day of Social Action to “Protect Children, Not Guns.” More than 200 local children and community members will march in the Chicora Cherokee neighborhood and leave…

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Ingevity awards $60,000 in scholarships to 30 high school seniors

Ingevity recently awarded $2,000 college scholarships to 30 high school seniors in Covington, Virginia; Crossett, Arkansas; DeRidder, Louisiana; North Charleston, South Carolina; Waynesboro, Georgia; and Wickliffe, Kentucky. Scholarships were awarded to students who demonstrated exceptional leadership abilities and a commitment to making a positive impact in their school and community. Of the scholarships awarded, 25…

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New Charleston summer camp works with non-native English speaking families

  Christina Vivas, a Charleston County School District (CCSD) Bilingual Parent Advocate, supports the district’s non-native English speaking families each school year. Under the leadership of Chris Hagy, ESOL Curriculum Specialis, she’s an extension of the schools by purposefully immersing herself into the communities that the district serves. Like most educators, she knows the importance…

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Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center Awarded $50,00 Grant from The Leon Levine Foundation

  Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center, the Charleston region’s leading resource to prevent abuse, protect children and heal families, has been awarded a $50,000 grant from The Leon Levine Foundation (TLLF), a private foundation based in Charlotte, North Carolina. The grant will support Dee Norton’s assessment, treatment and coordination services for children in the Lowcountry.…

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Charleston County Parks hosting Special Needs Prom August 17 in Mount Pleasant

The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) is proud to regularly provide recreation and social opportunities for community members of all abilities. As part of these efforts, CCPRC invites people with special needs to dance the night away at a spectacular celebration on Saturday, Aug. 17. People with special needs, their families and their…

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Charleston County Public Library Partners With Charleston County School District for Summer Reading Program

  Studies show that students who don’t read during the summer will be less prepared when school resumes. That’s why Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) and Charleston County School District (CCSD) are working together to extend student learning into the summer. This joint initiative is part of CCPL’s annual Summer Reading program. It is designed…

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