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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.

A Powerful Coalition for the Hispanic Community

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.

A Mother Building Her Cycle of Success

Jennifer Calandra is a mother and military veteran who overcame poverty and homelessness to build a safe and stable life for herself and her two precious children.

Two years ago, Jennifer and her family were living in what she describes as a violent neighborhood when a stray bullet flew through the wall of her daughter’s room. “Had we been home, my daughter might not be alive,” she said.