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National service program too valuable for Greenville County to lose

Last week, United Way of Greenville County joined the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) in celebrating AmeriCorps Week—an effort to honor and thank the men and women who commit a year or more of their lives to national service through AmeriCorps, VISTA and Senior Corps.

The celebration was a great reminder of the amazing impact this program is having in Greenville County and across the Upstate, and why it’s so important we continue to support its funding at the national level.

Catching Up With the YPs

Happy spring from the Young Philanthropists of Greenville County!

I have the honor and privilege of leading the YP Council for 2017. For those who do not know, the YP Council is a group of volunteers chosen to lead the efforts and initiatives of Greenville County’s Young Philanthropists (United Way leadership donors aged 40 and under). In 2016, the YPs came together and raised more  $1.2 million for our community. In addition, our membership increased to over 950 generous individuals. That's a great accomplishment, but I am confident we can do even more this year.

BOOST celebrates the heart of afterschool programs

By Kamilah Staggers, Director, BOOST Greenville


At BOOST Greenville, we believe the inspiring men and women who work as afterschool professionals in programs across our community are making an invaluable difference in the lives of our children. That's why we encourage everyone to join us ithe week of April 24 as we celebrate the national Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week.

Why is it important to recognize Afterschool Professionals?

A goal bigger than $17 million

For the next two months, all across this great community we’re fortunate to call home, thousands of donors and volunteers and hundreds of local companies will join with United Way of Greenville County to make our community a better place to live and work. 

They will do this by participating in our annual community campaign, which we kicked off Sept. 6 with a goal of raising $17 million for United Way programs and initiatives.

BOOST Greenville Joins Every Hour Counts National Learning Community

BOOST Greenville recently joined the Every Hour Counts National Learning Community, a group comprised of expanded-learning system-builders from 13 cities and regions from around the country. This National Learning Community will offer BOOST Greenville an opportunity to share our work with peers in other cities, improve our practices, and design solutions to shared challenges facing the field.