Author: Smith, Katy

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]GPP members recently considered Veterans Issues at their regular membership meeting for May, 2017.  Held at the Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic in Greenville and facilitated by Cheryl Wiggins, Senior Manager for Community and Public Affairs for Fluor, the...

The success that Greenville County enjoys – a strong economy with plentiful international investment, diverse arts offerings, relatively positive relationships among diverse people, world class parks and trails – is a result of intentional planning and partnerships over the last half century. In the spring of...

[caption id="attachment_497" align="alignright" width="300"] OnTrack partners and school staff and students at Tanglewood Middle present the initiative to Ms. Tionne M. Jackson, Legislative Correspondent with U.S. Senator Tim Scott[/caption] When a student begins seventh grade, she feels a level of comfort, unlike during the first year...

Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.  Hebrews 13:16 Many communities of faith* and funders in Greenville County have in common their gifts of time and money to support local nonprofit organizations.  Motives for...

Affordable Housing The cranes picketing Greenville’s downtown skyline are evidence that the city’s housing market is booming.  New apartments and condominiums are under construction in and around the central business district and along the Reedy River on the west side, and houses in neighborhoods near downtown...

  A short walk through downtown Greenville illustrates that our community cares about art. We have sixty arts nonprofits in Greenville County, according to Alan Ethridge, Executive Director of the Metropolitan Arts Council. But when people are hungry, or sick, or in need of education, or...

In the fall of 2015 when Rushawnda Olden, a Student Support Specialist at Communities In Schools, claimed a bulletin board at Lakeview Middle School for students to post their academic accomplishments, she hoped it would be an indicator of the culture change she and other...

Earlier this year, the Stanford Social Innovation Review published an article by Melody Barnes and Paul Schmitz entitled “Community Engagement Matters (Now More Than Ever).”  The authors caution public and social sector leaders against acting in a top-down manner when developing initiatives and identifying community...

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[caption id="attachment_432" align="alignright" width="300"] Courtesy of the Graham Foundation[/caption] Anyone who lives in Greenville County, SC can tell you that it is a popular place for folks to relocate. New residential developments, announcements of business expansions, and cranes like pickets across the downtown skyline are all...