Webinar today to feature work of arts in Promise Zone


How arts work within community development

The work of arts leaders around the S.C. Promise Zone will be a focus of a live webinar discussion set for noon EDT today with Sandi Curd of Kentucky and Susan DuPlessis of the S.C. Arts Commission.

If you can’t participate, we’ll post a recorded version when it is available.

Background:  “The Art of Community: Rural S.C.”

On March 15 and 16, a group of arts advisors from the Promise Zone and leaders from other parts of the state and nation met to showcase the S.C. Arts Commission’s initiative known as “The Art of Community: Rural S.C.”  Participants hailed from as far away as Iowa, Vermont, Indiana, Georgia and Washington, D.C.
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In the Zone | Dec. 2, 2015

A monthly newsletter of what’s happening in the S.C. Lowcountry Promise Zone


Action plan to be unveiled in early 2016

PromiseZone_logoFor the last few months, SouthernCarolina Alliance has led community and strategy meetings to help in the development of a long-term strategic plan to guide the Promise Zone over the next 10 years.

Professor Kirk Randazzo, who met with eight strategy groups, is drafting a framework that will lead to an action plan, which will be unveiled in the first quarter of 2016.

“Each of the groups worked extremely hard to brainstorm numerous ideas to help propel the region forward,” said Randazzo, who is director of the Carolina Leadership Initiative at the University of South Carolina. “More importantly, they committed to working collaboratively in executing the strategic action plan and obtaining the resources necessary to reduce poverty and improve people’s lives.” Read more

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