Youth & Education

Claflin Receives Grant to Support Women Entrepreneurs in the United States and India

Claflin University was awarded a grant for nearly $75,000 to conduct research and develop training to enhance women’s entrepreneurship in family-owned businesses. The Partnership 2020: Leveraging US-India Cooperation in Higher Education to Harness Economic Opportunities and Innovation grant is a subaward from the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Center for Afghanistan Studies. The grant creates a partnership between…

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Three Claflin University Students Named 2020 HBCU Competitiveness Scholars

Three distinguished Claflin University scholars are among 44 students who were named 2020 HBCU Competitiveness Scholars by the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Travis Armstead, a junior political science major from Chicago, Ill.; Jayda Teasley, a junior political science major from Gainesville, Fla.; and Ronitra Wilson, a junior political science…

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Charleston County School District to provide Full-Time Virtual academy option for students

Charleston County School District will offer a Full-time Virtual Academy during the 2020-2021 school year. The option provides a quality curriculum and instruction with a more flexible environment than the traditional school setting. As a full-time online public Kindergarten-12th grade program, the CCSD Full-time Virtual Academy offers comprehensive, tuition-free learning for all students enrolled in…

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K-12 Students Who Normally Receive Free or Reduced-Price School Meals to Receive Federal Food Assistance

  South Carolina has received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to implement a Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) program, providing a one-time benefit to help supplement family food costs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and prolonged school closures. As many as 467,000 K-12 students in South Carolina, who qualify for free or reduced-price meals (FRP),…

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Voter Suppression Goes to College

By Cash Michaels and Peter Grear, Greater Diversity News If preliminary data estimates on the recent 2020 primaries in North Carolina are accurate, student voters on HBCU campuses must raise their turnout game come the general election this November. So says Dr. William Busa, founder of EQV Analytics, a ‘North Carolina-focused campaign consulting firm serving…

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HBCU Heroes Hosts First-Ever Virtual Esports Tournament For Historically Black Colleges And Universities In Conjunction With John Lewis: Good Trouble Film Call-To-Action To Increase Student Voter Participation

The Good Trouble Takeover is a 4-hour, online NBA 2K20 tournament between six Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and premiere-a-thon to support the release of JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE, a documentary about the Georgia Congressman and Civil Rights Icon. Celebrities, entertainers, professional athletes, HBCU leadership, political influencers, activists and the filmmakers are joining forces…

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Zoom and Claflin University Launch Five-Year Strategic Partnership

Zoom Video Communications, Inc. and Claflin University have announced a commitment to a five-year strategic partnership. The video communications provider and Historically Black University have developed a multifaceted foundational program that represents $1.2M in educational and financial investments. Program components include: Internships: Paid internships during the school year, and paid internships as part of Zoom’s summer internship program Scholarships: Merit- and…

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Five local schools awarded $100K Farm to School Grant

Charleston County School District has been awarded a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to offer Farm to School programs at five schools. It is the first Farm to School grant awarded to CCSD. The district is excited to partner with a group of innovative community organizations. Partners include The Green Heart…

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