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.
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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.
In their small office tucked into a corner of Greenville Technical College, Adela Mendoza and Sara Montero-Buria of the Hispanic Alliance are hard at work focusing on a solution for a mounting issue in Greenville County: how to successfully connect Greenville County with the booming Hispanic population, and vice versa. Businesses, government, the school system, the healthcare system, nonprofits, and the faith community are only a few of the systems seeking strategies to successfully engage the Hispanic community.