Category Archives: Community Outreach

Richland County Council recognizing Unsung Heroines

Richland County, SC—Richland County Councilwomen Joyce Dickerson and Julie-Ann Dixon are seeking nominations for the 2016 Richland County Distinguished Community Leadership Award (RCDCL). Seven RCDCL awards will be presented to honor the unsung heroines who have made a positive difference in Richland County through their service of advocacy, education and quality of life. The awards…
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Richland County seeking nominations for civil rights award

Richland County and several community partners are seeking nominations for the Modjeska Monteith Simkins Award to recognize residents’ efforts in the areas of civil rights and social justice. The first-time award, sponsored by the Richland County Community Development Department, the S.C. Human Affairs Commission, the City of Columbia and other partners, honors the life of…
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Midlands-area seniors receiving Valentine’s Day cards from young volunteers

COLUMBIA, SC – February 8, 2016 – This month, Midlands-area seniors are receiving handmade Valentine’s Day cards created by youth volunteers from across the country. DoSomething.org, the largest organization for young people and social change, has teamed up with Meals on Wheels America for the third annual Love Letters campaign. “There are about 5,100 seniors…
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Academy of Faith and Leadership presents community forum on refugee crisis

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary’s Academy of Faith and Leadership invite campus and community members to a forum about the recent refugee crisis and resettlement efforts in South Carolina, on Friday, February 12, at 10 a.m. in Stavros Lecture Hall on campus. Bedrija Jazic, a service team leader for Refugee Resettlement Services,…
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Columbia Chamber announces recipients of 5 Yellow Jasmine Awards

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The Columbia Chamber is pleased to announce the recipients of five prestigious awards to be given at the 2nd Annual Yellow Jasmine Awards at the Columbia Marriott on February 11, 2016. The 2016 Yellow Jasmine Awards are presented by Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A. "Despite a trying year for the State of South…
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Leadership Columbia Class of 2016 To Benefit Autism Academy of South Carolina

Jan. 20, 2016 (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – The Columbia Chamber’s Leadership Columbia Class of 2016 has chosen to benefit the Autism Academy of South Carolina for its annual class project within the Columbia, S.C. community. After a five-month period of idea presentation, debate and approval, the Class will begin a brick-and-mortar renovation project to rebuild parts…
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Free mental health care sessions offered starting Feb. 25

The National Alliance on Mental Health Mid-Carolina is offering a series of 12 sessions structured to help families understand and support individuals with serious mental illness while maintaining their own wellbeing. The course is taught by a team of trained NAMI family member volunteers who know what it’s like to have a loved one struggling…
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