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.
The recent announcement that GAIHN and United Ministries, two high-impact nonprofits serving Greenville County, have begun the process of merging is exciting and positive news for our community. It also triggers a great discussion about collaboration and how/why nonprofits join forces to do their work.
Rushing through the hallways of United Ministries, two dozen leaders from some of the top businesses in our community are learning first-hand the struggles that working families go through in Greenville County. The scene is something akin the “The Amazing Race,” with small groups of people moving from office to office holding note cards that tell them who they “are” — a recently homeless single mother with a 12-year-old son, or a middle-aged veteran living out of his car.