The Digital Divide in South Carolina

Source: WSPA, Amy Wood

May 12, 2020

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) – Hundreds of thousands of South Carolinians don’t have internet fast enough to do what they need, or have no internet connection at all. The pandemic exposed the digital divide in South Carolina that is cutting off students and teachers from critical connections. Kandace

Fourth graders in Irmo meet their Kindred Kids pen pals

Source: WLTX19, Emily Correll

December 13, 2019

IRMO, S.C. — Fourth graders at Harbison West Elementary School got to meet a pen pal they have been anonymously been writing to all semester. Bunnie Lempesis Ward introduced the program Kindred Kids to the school as a part of her Liberty Fellowship project. "I've always had this passion about kids

Columbia Urban League Honors Jim Lehman for Claflin Leadership

Source: Nelson Mullins

December 9, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Columbia Urban League has honored Managing Partner Jim Lehman with its annual Social Justice Award. The award recognizes his “excellence in leadership as chairman of the board of Claflin University, a Historically Black University (HBCU), and his advancing academic excellence

Lowcountry Land Trust’s Ashley Demosthenes named 2019 Ambassador

Source: Charleston Regional Business Journal

November 12, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Lowcountry Land Trust president and CEO Ashley Demosthenes has been awarded the 2019 Ambassador award by the Land Trust Alliance, for consistently and effectively advocating for a broad range of federal policies supporting conservation. Each year the Land Trust Alliance recognizes