Category Archives: Community Outreach

LEAP Members Volunteer at the Aiken County Animal Shelter

AIKEN, S.C. (Feb. 12, 2018) – Fifteen members of Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) LEAP (Leaders Emerging Among Professionals) recently spent their Saturday morning with adoptable cats and dogs at the Aiken County Animal Shelter. During LEAP’s first outreach event of the year, the volunteers were shown around by Ellie Joos, FOTAS (Friends of the…
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Centura College to Showcase Home Maintenance Programs at Open House

Event will feature hands-on demonstrations of home renovation projects in various stages of completion. Local realtor will also be holding discussions on investment properties and the value of having working knowledge of home maintenance. COLUMBIA, S.C. (Feb. 5, 2018) –Centura College will be holding a home repair-themed event on Thursday, February 15, at its campus…
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City of Columbia Mentor Protégé College Classes

The City of Columbia Office of Business Opportunities, in conjunction with the Minority Business Development Agency, will be conducting the City of Columbia Mentor Protégé College beginning February 6, 2018 through March 6, 2018. All classes are held on Tuesday evenings from 6pm-8pm, at Earlewood Park Community Center, 1113 Parkside Drive, Columbia, SC 29203. The…
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SRNS Reaches Major Milestone: Phase One of SRS Ash Basin Cleanup Project Complete, Phase Two Underway Featuring New Technology

[caption id="attachment_13251" align="alignnone" width="1800"] SRNS senior management and Board of Directors inspect a recently completed ash mound at SRS. Over 400,000 cubic yards of ash is being excavated and/or consolidated at SRS. When complete, nearly 90 acres of federal property will have been safely and cost-effectively remediated protecting the environment as well as the nearby…
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SRR Accepting Applications for School Grants

Aiken, S.C. (January 22, 2018) – Savannah River Remediation (SRR), the liquid waste contractor at the Savannah River Site (SRS), is accepting applications for educational grants from area public elementary school teachers. The “Student, Teachers Achieving Results” (STAR) grants will be awarded directly to public elementary schools to provide funding for science, technology, engineering, and…
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Call for Entries! Historic Columbia is Now Taking Nominations for the 2018 Preservation Awards

COLUMBIA, S.C., Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 — Historic Columbia is now accepting nominations for its 2018 Preservation Awards. The deadline for nominations is Thursday, Feb. 15. Help Historic Columbia recognize the commendable efforts of citizens of Columbia and Richland County by nominating projects that fall into the following categories: Preservation/Restoration Historically significant structures restored to their original…
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Hour of Code: Unlocking the Mysteries of Computer Science in Area Schools

[caption id="attachment_13189" align="alignnone" width="1800"] SRNS IT employees Jon Gore (left) and Bo Birdsong recently visited Silver Bluff High School as a part of the international Hour of Code Initiative. Silver Bluff teacher, Debbie Niiya, acknowledged the benefits of the National Computer Science Week initiative and the team of SRNS employees who made it possible.[/caption] AIKEN,…
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Philanthropic experience and giving traditions of African Americans explored in “Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy” exhibition coming to Columbia, S.C. February 10

[caption id="attachment_13129" align="alignleft" width="300"] Soul of Philanthropy interactive wall[/caption] Come to see philanthropy differently; Central Carolina Community Foundation, Richland Library and Women Engaged partner on campaign and exhibition January 18, 2018 (Columbia, S.C.) - After a nationwide tour, Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited, will make its South Carolina debut in Columbia,…
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Join Historic Columbia for a Historic Happy Hour

Quarterly happy hour series returns to celebrate Hampton-Preston on Jan. 26 COLUMBIA, S.C., Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 – Join Historic Columbia at their quarterly Historic Happy Hour for bicentennial trivia, drinks and light snacks. This edition of the series will feature trivia related to 1818 in recognition of the Hampton-Preston Mansion’s 200th anniversary and will…
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South Carolina Treasurer Curtis Loftis Launches Diaper Dash Facebook Sweepstakes

—Two Young Future Scholars to Win $529 Savings Plan Contribution — Columbia, S.C. (Jan.17, 2018) – Calling all parents of young children: the Future Scholar 529 Savings plan is giving you the opportunity to show off your adorable little ones through a new Facebook sweepstakes. State Treasurer Curtis Loftis today announced the privately funded Future…
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