Category Archives: Community Outreach

Benedict College Unity Day set for Aug. 13

Columbia, SC---July 29, 2016--- Benedict College Service-Learning and Leadership Development Program will host Unity in the Community Day event on Saturday, August 13, 2016. The event will begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 2:00 p.m. and will be held at the Charlie W. Johnson Stadium, located between Read Street and Two Notch Road in…
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“Carbon Monoxide: Avoiding the Invisible Killer” at Lourie Center

On Thursday August 11, from 11:30-am-12:30 pm, the Lourie Center will host guest speaker Juliana Harris, Communications Director for the SC Department of Consumer Affairs.  Ms Harris will present “Carbon Monoxide: Avoiding the Invisible Killer”. Carbon monoxide is a colorless and odorless gas. Every year more than 100 people in the United States die from…
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Camden Councilwoman Laurie Parks Helps Launch Riley Institute Leadership Initiative

CAMDEN, SC – Camden City Councilwoman, Laurie Parks, is thrilled to announce her participation in “A Mother’s Voice”, a Riley Institute Diversity Leadership Initiative which Laurie helped launch. Laurie is a recent graduate of the Diversity Leaders Initiative, a program of the Riley Institute of Furman University. This initiative provides incarcerated mothers with recordable books…
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Columbia Fire Chiefs honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

[caption id="attachment_4172" align="alignleft" width="300"] Patriot Award Presentation with Battalion Chief William Strohecker (left) and Battalion Chief Wilfred Roach.[/caption] COLUMBIA, SC - Battalion Chief William Strohecker and Chief Wilfred Roach of the Columbia Fire Department were presented with a Patriot Award July 18 by Eli Wishart, state chair for the South Carolina Employer Support of the…
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Chapin Police and Shred360 team up for free shred event, school supply drive

Chapin, SC (July 15, 2016) – The Chapin Police Department and Shred360 are teaming up once again to collect documents from local residents for secure destruction and recycling, and they will collect school supplies for students attending Chapin area schools. The collection will take place on Thursday, August 18, from 11 am-2 pm in the…
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Midlands counties included in new economic development program

COLUMBIA, S.C., July 13, 2016 – One region comprised of counties within South Carolina has been selected to participate in a new “Stronger Economies Together (SET)” Program to receive training and technical assistance for rural regional economic development. The Central South Carolina SET Collaborative Region comprised of Richland, Lexington, Newberry, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lee, Clarendon, Sumter,…
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Town hall meeting scheduled for July 21 at Edventure museum

How do we take current events and bring them into the living room? How do we make a safe space for children to talk about race relations? As parents, how do we teach our children to trust again? The City of Columbia in partnership with the SC Courage Campaign, Homeless No More, Richland Library, EdVenture…
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Columbia Urban League receives grants to promote teen driving safety

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Urban League is pleased to announce it has received two $5,000 grants to promote teen driving safety. According to the National Safety Council, teens drive more during the summer months. These months fall during the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day, which are known as “The 100 Deadliest Days…
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Columbia police accepting donations for Fan the Heat program

Summers sizzle in the “Famously Hot” City of Columbia so, to beat the heat, don’t forget about Fan the Heat. The Columbia Police Department kicked off the annual Fan the Heat program in early June. Fan the Heat is a program designed to help the citizens of Columbia stay cool during the humid summer months…
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