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Welcome SCANPO Members (New and Renewing Members for Week of 6/13/16)

Posted By SCANPO, Monday, June 13, 2016

We are pleased and honored to welcome several new members to our growing SCANPO family this week:

We also have a few familiar faces that are joining us for another year of advocacy, fellowship and fun:

Be sure to share some love for these new and renewing members on Facebook! 

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Welcome SCANPO Members (New and Renewing Members for Week of 6/6/16)

Posted By SCANPO, Monday, June 6, 2016

Our family grew by one this past week! Join us in welcoming our newest member by liking them on Facebook:

It is always a pleasure to see such wonderful organizations across the state return for another year of fellowship, advocacy and fun!

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Local Partners Needed for Strengthening Families Program (SFP)

Posted By SCANPO, Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Children’s Trust is currently seeking local partners that will help expand the Strengthening Families Program (SFP) in targeted South Carolina counties.

Children’s Trust is looking for organizations that have strong capacity and site readiness and that are able to implement evidence-based programs with fidelity. These organizations should demonstrate a commitment to sustainability and have the ability to collect and disseminate data and outcomes information.

Children’s Trust strives to bridge the gap between science and practice by helping to ensure that programs and deliverables are successfully replicated in the real world.

This expansion opportunity will be focused on the following counties: Anderson, Spartanburg, York, Newberry, Laurens, Pickens, Oconee, Lancaster, Union and Florence.

Two information sessions are available for eligible organizations. Children’s Trust strongly encourages organizations planning to submit an application to participate in one of these forums: 

June 6 (Upstate) – Application Information Session

June 7 (Midlands) – Application Information Session

Other important dates: 

June 15 – Deadline for Partnership Application

June 27 - July 7 – Site Visits to Potential Participants

July 18 – Notification of Participant Selection

For more information, visit the Children's Trust website

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Welcome Back, Renewing SCANPO Members (Week of 5/23/16)

Posted By SCANPO, Monday, May 23, 2016

We are thrilled to see so many familiar names in our list of renewing members! Join us as we celebrate these organizations this week and thank them for all they do for our community:

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Welcome SCANPO Members! (New and Renewing Members for Week of 5/9/16)

Posted By SCANPO, Monday, May 9, 2016

Join us as we welcome our recent new and renewing members.

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CreateAthon@USC Deadline Approaching

Posted By SCANPO, Thursday, May 5, 2016

The University of South Carolina is still soliciting applications from area nonprofits for the fourth annual CreateAthon@USC.


Scheduled for October 21 and 22 at the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, CreateAthon@USC provides selected nonprofits the opportunity to receive free communication materials including websites, brochures, letterheads, business cards, logos, posters, press releases and more.


The deadline for nonprofits to apply is May 27.


For more information visit the CreateAthon@USC website:


Here is the direct link to apply:

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Welcome SCANPO Members! (New and Renewing Members for Week of 5/2/16)

Posted By SCANPO, Monday, May 2, 2016

Join us as we welcome our recent new and renewing members.

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Education initiatives in the Palmetto State boosted by $500,000 in Duke Energy grants

Posted By SCANPO, Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Duke Energy has been powering South Carolina for more than a century, and continues to power the minds of its students by investing in innovative education programs and initiatives across the state.

Through the Duke Energy Foundation, $500,000 in grants will go to initiatives across the state that emphasize science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), as well as programs that increase childhood reading proficiency.

“Supporting effective education programs that focus on fields related to science and technology are a critical focus for our company,” said Clark Gillespy, Duke Energy’s South Carolina president. “These initiatives will help strengthen the pipeline of highly skilled workers that fuel the economic engines that drive South Carolina.”

Duke Energy’s education grants this year include:
Arts Partnership of Spartanburg: To support a mobile science and arts program for students in Spartanburg County schools.
Children’s Museum of the Upstate: To provide energy education programs for Title 1 schools with visits to the museum and programs that go to schools.
Clemson University Women in Science/Programs for Educational Enrichment and Retention (PEER): To provide continued support to programs that provide camps for minority engineering majors, and to provide camps, encouragement and support to women pursuing careers in science and math. 
Florence County School District 2: To support Project Lead The Way, which provides hands-on STEM programs for all students in the district.
S.C. Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics: To support summer training for teachers in Pickens, Florence and Kershaw counties with hands-on STEM activities and curriculum, and summer camps that focus on STEM topics.
iMAGINE Upstate: To support pre-event activities focused on science and engineering for students leading up to the STEM-focused community festival.
Junior Achievement of the Upstate: To provide kits that will help middle school children in Greenville County understand STEM career paths.
Northeastern Technical College: To help provide summer STEM camps and counselor training for better understanding of STEM career fields.
Public Education Partners: To help curb the loss of reading skills of students in Greenville County schools through summer book fairs and family reading nights.
School District of Oconee County: To support a district-wide initiative of accelerated professional development for the implementation of STEM curriculum.
School District of Pickens County: To provide literacy teacher training for all kindergarten through 5th grade teachers. 
South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities: To provide scholarships for STEM majors at independent colleges and universities in Duke Energy service areas.
United Way of Greenville County: To support afterschool programs for students from underserved neighborhoods that engage in hands-on STEM activities.
United Way of Pickens County: To expand the successful “Camp iRock” summer literacy program countywide.
Upcountry History Museum: To support literacy development through the Upcountry History Museum Book Club. 
Winthrop University: To support internships for students pursuing STEM majors.

“Camp iRock is an innovative educational program in Pickens County that addresses summer literacy loss in students advancing to second, third and fourth grades,” said Julie Capaldi, president of the United Way of Pickens County. “More than 200 struggling readers will experience intensive literacy instruction from highly qualified teachers in a fun camp atmosphere this summer thanks to Duke Energy.”

“Our portable training program is designed to improve student outcomes by empowering middle-school math and science teachers with quality, hands-on lab experiences that integrate useful technologies into standards-based curriculum,” said Kim Bowman, CEO of the S.C. Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics Foundation. “Duke Energy’s investment in our statewide outreach programs will have a tremendous impact this summer on teachers and students in Florence, Kershaw and Pickens counties.” 

In addition to these grants, Duke Energy and Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the nation’s largest children’s literacy organization, recently announced a partnership to minimize the summer slide and improve the reading proficiency of more than 3,000 current second graders in South Carolina. The $400,000 program will be available in 36 Title I elementary schools in the Pee Dee region in northeast South Carolina.  

The grants are administered through the Duke Energy Foundation, which provides philanthropic support to address the needs vital to the health of its communities, with a focus on education, environment, economic and workforce development and community impact. 

The Foundation annually funds more than $25 million to communities throughout Duke Energy’s six-state service area. Last year, the Foundation donated more than $1.7 million to nonprofit organizations throughout South Carolina.

About The Duke Energy Foundation
The Duke Energy Foundation provides philanthropic support to address the needs vital to the health of its communities. Annually, the Foundation funds more than $25 million in charitable grants, with a focus on education, environment, economic and workforce development, and community impact. Duke Energy has long been committed to supporting the communities where its customers and employees live and work, and will continue to build on this legacy. For more information, visit

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a S&P 100 Stock Index company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK. More information about the company is available at

The Duke Energy News Center serves as a multimedia resource for journalists and features news releases, helpful links, photos and videos. Hosted by Duke Energy, illumination is an online destination for stories about remarkable people, innovations, and community and environmental topics. It also offers glimpses into the past and insights into the future of energy. 
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Midlands NPs - Student Interns Now Available for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017!

Posted By Benjamin Bullock, Together SC, Monday, April 25, 2016

We are pleased to announce that SCANPO is continuing to partner with the University of South Carolina College of Arts & Sciences to place undergraduate student interns with our Lexington and Richland County member organizations! 

We have 22 students who have are eligible for the program and are looking to be placed for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017. Only 15 students will be granted placements. They would be paid directly by the University through Federal Work Study grants, and their work schedule would need to be flexible around their class schedules. They can work up to 15 hours a week.

Since these students are receiving a federal work-study stipend for their work in this setting, there are a few requirements.

To be eligible to participate as a host organization for a USC intern, an organization must:

1. Be legally incorporated in the State of South Carolina, with an office in Richland or Lexington Counties.

2. Have been determined by the IRS to be exempt from income taxes under Section 501(c)3.

3. Be a member in good standing of the South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organizations.

4. Commit to providing an experiential and meaningful experience that would prepare the student for future employment in the nonprofit sector.

5. Commit to hosting an intern for the Fall semester in 2016.

6. Provide any and all equipment necessary for the student to do their work.

7. Agree to a scope of work with the student and the internship director by the end of the second week of the program.

8. Agree to meet with the internship director as needed during the course of the program.

9. Agree that the intern cannot displace a regular employee, involve sectarian instruction or religious worship, partisan or non-partisan political activity.

Unfortunately, this means that organizations who have close connections to religious or political institutions are excluded from the program. This is a requirement imposed by the Federal Government, not by SCANPO or the University.

If your organization is interested in hosting an intern, contact Ben Bullock for access to the students' resumes and contact information.

Once you interview a student and offer them a position and they accept, then the College's Internship Director will reach out to you to make the arrangements. Please keep in mind that this is a time-sensitive arrangement. We'd like for the students to be placed in the next two weeks.

If you have any questions, please contact Ben Bullock at


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Jocelyn Slaughter Hired to Lead Greenville Literacy Association

Posted By SCANPO, Thursday, April 21, 2016

We are pleased to share the exciting news that our friends at the Greenville Literacy Association have named a new executive director! Jocelyn Slaughter will take over the leadership position, replacing Carol Browning, who retired from the role in December.

As chief executive officer, Jocelyn will provide strategic leadership and manage the professional staff to deliver excellent adult literacy programs and services in Greenville County.

To learn more about Jocelyn and her new role, visit the Greenville Literacy Association website.

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