NOV. 9, 2016 — Leaders of community organizations and neighborhoods are invited to attend town hall meetings this month in Allendale, Barnwell and Hampton counties to learn about progress in the S.C. Promise Zone and help to develop a new training program. Read more
Department of Labor funding to help with training in Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell counties
JULY 27, 2016 — A national workforce development organization has received a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to help 18- to 24-year olds in Allendale, Bamberg and Barnwell counties get job training for a path to meaningful employment.
“This is a great program and opportunity for the young adults and communities in which they live,”said Jonathan Zeigler, vice president of operations for Paxen, an affiliation of Florida-based Eckerd, which is a nationally-recognized nonprofit child and family services organization. Read more
Three Promise Zone town hall meetings by the SouthernCarolina Alliance are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday in Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties. The six-county region won a federal Promise Zone designation in late April that will provide organizations with new ways to tap federal resources to help change people’s lives.
Last week, more than 290 people turned out in Allendale, Bamberg and Barnwell counties for town hall meetings to share information and glean dreams of the future (Read more here; photos of meetings are below). Read more