Much has been debated and written about gun laws and school safety since the shooting at Parkland High School on Feb. 14. Students, parents, and concerned citizens across the country are pleading with the government and local schools to augment measures to protect their most valuable possession — their children. 

Most of the discussion and commentary has begun to sway toward reactive measures like arming teachers, security officers in schools,...

Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Related: Education

On any given weekday you’ll find Rushawnda, James and Scott roaming the halls of Lakeview Middle School in search of the next students on their lists. But don’t worry, even at this time of year, they’re only working from the “nice” list as they support the unique needs of local students, their families, and the school in which they serve.

Want to become an automative technician when you grow up? Great, let’s get you connected to a local business...

Posted: Friday, December 08, 2017 Related: Education

Middle school is a time when too many students start to disengage and begin putting their futures at risk. However, United Way’s OnTrack Greenville initiative is helping middle school students stay on track toward high school graduation and a successful future.

OnTrack Greenville is being accomplished through a strategic collaboration among United Way of Greenville County, Greenville County Schools, The Riley Institute and many philanthropic...

Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 Related: Basic Needs | Education | Financial Stability | Health

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...

Posted: Monday, May 08, 2017 Related: Education

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...

Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 Related: Education

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.


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