TCCC announces new Convener for High School Graduation Network

The Boeing Company has agreed to serve as Convener for Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative’s High School Graduation Network, replacing the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, which stepped down from the post in May.

“We at Boeing are firm believers that all members of the community can and should be engaged in assuring high-quality education for all students and college and career readiness for our high school graduates,” Boeing South Carolina Senior Manager of Global Corporate Citizenship Jessica Jackson said. “We must ensure that students develop and learn the skills needed to work in a globally competitive environment. The High School Graduation Network is already working hard to achieve that vision, and we look forward to participating in this new capacity.”

Jackson will chair the Guiding Team and the High School Graduation Network when it convenes in September.

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Kindergarten Readiness Network Says ‘Yes’

Today the Kindergarten Readiness Network voted overwhelmingly to proceed into the due-diligence period with Family Connects, an evidence-based program that’s intended to serve all families with newborns in the region.

Through Family Connects, nurses visit newborns and their families at their homes in the first three months of life to connect them with community resources and health care providers.

Intensive planning for the program will take place over the next nine months during the due diligence period, and we have already received commitments from Trident United Way and The Duke Endowment to fund the work.

Welcome, new board members!

Our Board of Directors voted today to add two new board members!

Welcome to the team:

  • Scott Sharp, TD Bank
  • Laura Varn, Community Volunteer

Volvo Car Group executive joins Tri-County Cradle to Career board

We’ve added a new board member and two staff members!

Katarina Fjording has been elected to the TCCC Board of Directors. Fjording is the Vice President,
Purchasing and Manufacturing, Americas, for Volvo Car Group.

Alexa Stephens, who has been serving as TCCC’s Director of Data Management and Analysis, has
accepted a new position to oversee TCCC’s community engagement work as Director of Strategy and
Community Insight.

Sarah Piwinski has joined the staff as the Director of Data Management and Analysis, filling the vacancy
left by Stephens.

Ashley Heffernan has joined the staff as the Director of Communication and Administration, replacing
Amy Asper, who has decided to return to part-time employment.

Read more about our new additions here: