Talking Together Special Edition: Become a DEW Connection Point!

Thursday, May 21, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
All registrants will receive a link the day before the event.
* Registration open until 5/21/20 at 12:00 PM ()
* Registration open until 5/21/20 at 12:00 PM ()

United Way Association of SC and Together SC are joining together to host this special edition of Talking Together with Nonprofit Leaders for those who are interested in assisting clients file for unemployment benefits.

A "Connection Point" is a site, like libraries, identified by the SC Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW), which offers marketing material and/or electronic access to Unemployment Insurance (UI) services.

Host organization staff can assist clients with DEW's online services onsite or virtually. 

With thousands seeking unemployment, frontline nonprofits are uniquely positioned to help clients file.

Sign up to hear what's involved and determine if your organization can help.

DEW staff will provide an overview and training on becoming a Connection Point.

Participating organizations must:

  • Identify a computer or computers that can be designated as the “Connection Point” and put bookmarks on the landing page for DEW’s website, the benefits portal, and the job search portal
  • Designate a place where relevant fliers can be posted for job fairs, hiring events, trainings, etc.
  • Install Connection Point Signage

DEW will provide:

  • Training
  • Signage to identify your partnership (we can accommodate size, type and placement)
  • Laminated desk guide with step by step instructions for any of the main functions a job seeker would use
  • List contact information and location for the closest brick and mortar SC Works location where customers needing one on one attention or more intensive services can go
  • Rotation of a staff that will come by onsite monthly just to check in, answer questions and update any literature


Attendees (50)

Kim Barnett

Operations Director

Middle Tyger Community Center

Ronda Boyd


Passion 2 Pay Project

Jessica Chiles

Team Lead/Financial Stability Center Coordinator

Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina

Stacey Denaux


One80 Place

Rieta Drinkwine

Executive Director

Union County Carnegie Library

Melena Hood

Care Coordinator

Little Steps

Amber Jackson

Executive Director/CEO

United Way of Lancaster County, Inc.

Stephanie McGuire

Chief Marketing & Training Officer

SC Thrive

Donna V.S. Ortega

Community Investment Officer

J. Marion Sims Foundation

Emily Parrish

Executive Director

Children's Attention Home

Kim Parsons

Executive Director

family justice center

Tricia Richardson


SC Thrive

Debbie Robertson

Chief Partnership Officer

South Carolina First Steps

Blakely Roof

President & CEO

United Way of Horry County

Pam Temple

Program Director

J. Marion Sims Foundation

35 Other Registered Attendees
* Registration open until 5/21/20 at 12:00 PM ()
* Registration open until 5/21/20 at 12:00 PM ()


Co-Presented by:

COVID-19 Resource Hub

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Madeleine McGee

Madeleine McGee

President/CEO, Together SC

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