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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Arts Commission to host revitalization meeting in Walterboro

15.1111.libraryMore than 50 local, state and national leaders will meet Friday in Walterboro to learn how museums and libraries can help to rebuild troubled neighborhoods and drive economic, education and social efforts to raise the standard of living.

The meeting at the Colleton Museum and Farmers Market is being facilitated in the S.C. Lowcountry Promise Zone by a partner, the South Carolina Arts Commission, which has committed to help Promise Zone communities grow by tapping into the arts. Read more

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