“If only one life was changed, it was worth it. But this is just one of several hotels in the area. As a community, we shouldn’t be okay with this.” — Susan McLarty, Greenville Homeless Alliance
"Here, you can grow and learn as a person. It's what we do every day - mentoring or being mentored. We all play both roles." - Jade Clark
“The Phillis Wheatley Community Center has made great strides in the last two years to ensure its legacy of service continues well into the future,” says Bob Morris, president of the Community Foundation of Greenville.
While the world waited for science to deliver a vaccine that would make gathering safe again, the specialists and educators at Roper Mountain Science Center were busy creating virtual lessons…
“We are thrilled to facilitate this collaboration and celebrate our global community in the Upstate,” Adela Mendoza says.
The clinic offers primary care, diagnostic testing, nutritional counseling, chronic disease management classes and an on-site pharmacy.
Now in its third location, at 710B Lowndes Hill Road, Reaching Our Youth was serving up to 50 students in its after-school program, pre-pandemic.
“We don’t anticipate opening before September at the earliest, but setting that goal gives us something to work toward,” Johnson says.
How do you bring fresh produce to a food desert, employment opportunities to young people and hope to a community?
“Our primary focus has been to meet the need of the community, whatever that is.”- Pastor Steve Watson of New Jerusalem Baptist Church, Greer
For Amanda Piper and her daughter, Grace, age 6, 2020 will hold memories of more than just a pandemic.
“As an organization, we’re here, we’re open, we’re safe,” Lisa Green, executive director, Cancer Society of Greenville County says. “We have drive-up service; we’re going to protect our clients.”
One morning while he was living in Augusta, Dan Dudley woke up at 5 a.m., disturbed by news stories of children as young as 12 engaged in prostitution and criminal activity.
“Passion is 90% of success, and they bring all of their passion,” CEO Tobin Simpson says. “You couldn’t ask for a more engaged class.”
Jamie and Tim Brockman’s journey as parents has been as unique as the family they’ve created.