Smartbox Summer Camp Registration Opens!

The Smart Box Institute is a grass-roots organization that is geared toward strengthening the youth in the Low Country area mentally, physically, and emotionally. We know that for our youth to have happy, nurturing, productive lives, we must strive to strengthen the family unit. A healthy, nurturing family is key to our youth’s success. Recently, the Town of Fairfax has been gracious to provide the Smart Box Institute with a building to house our programs and offices. We are striving to raise funds to promote activities in our newly approved site for the initiative that will host family and youth enriched programs in a safe environment in the areas of summer camps, after school programs, computer classes, family strengthening classes and extracurricular activities (dance, martial arts, sewing, etc.). To this end, we are requesting sponsorship for our Summer Component  which will be an 8-week extensive program where we will engage students from ages 6-15 in daily activities to building their academic and social skills.



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Distance Learning & Telemedicine Grant Work Shop to be held in Hampton

Distance Learning & Telemedicine Grant Work Shop to be Held April 19 in Hampton

 Distance Learning Telemedicine WorkShop

USDA Rural Development is seeking applicants for our Distance Learning and Telemedicine program and the SC Promise Zone will be hosting workshop on this exciting opportunity. This program helps rural communities use the unique capabilities of telecommunications to connect to each other and to the world, overcoming the effects of remoteness and low population density. For example, this program can link teachers and medical service providers in one area to students and patients in another. For more information on other programs administered by RUS Telecommunications please visit:

Come join us to learn more about this program from Andrew Hayes who is our regional General Field Representative for Rural Development’s Telecommunication Programs. This workshop will consist of:

  • An overview of the Distance Learning & Telemedicine Grant Program
  • Review of the application process
  • Q&A Session
  • Networking opportunity with other potential applicants

April 19, 2018

9am to 12pm

201 Lee Street
Hampton SC, 29924
843-549-1822 ext. 4

 Special Thanks to the Southern Carolina Alliance

USDA is equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender


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Coastal Community Foundation launching Place-Based Impact Investing Initiative

Coastal Community Foundation is launching Place-Based Impact Investing. The initiative will invest up to $3 million in regional projects that create “sustainable solutions” for problems across nine S.C. counties. An informational session will be held at their downtown office on April 9th at 9 a.m. Organizations with upcoming projects are encouraged to attend + can RSVP to

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