Coastal Community Foundation hosts Philanthropic Engagement series

Special thanks to Coastal Community Foundation for inviting TCCC CEO John C. Read to participate in a panel discussion on education during CCF’s Philanthropic Engagement series on May 14 at Blackbaud! 

Berkeley Independent: Applications due May 10 for art scholarship

Thanks to the Berkeley Independent for sharing details about the StriveTogether art scholarship!

Because of the work of Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative (TCCC), students in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties are eligible to apply. Applications are due by May 10.

Read the Berkeley Independent story at:


Mission Critical – North Charleston meeting planned for May 14th

To Members of the North Charleston Community:

As most of you are aware, the Garrett Academy closure announcement had made it necessary to “pause” the Mission Critical work in North Charleston while we sought clarification of the announcement from the superintendent and school board members.

There is agreement on all sides that the district could have made more effective use of this process in releasing the Garrett information and may yet do so in addressing what happens next with that facility and for those families.

We would now like to re-start the Mission Critical – North Charleston process. The previously scheduled meeting on May 7 has been rescheduled to May 14. We will meet from 6:00 until 7:45 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14 at North Charleston High School (1087 E Montague Ave, North Charleston).

We are especially interested in gathering input and feedback from parents, so we encourage you to help us spread the word by sharing this with your family, friends and colleagues.

We look forward to seeing you then!


John C. Read, Co-facilitator               Thetyka Robinson, Co-facilitator

Opinion: ‘We have an obligation to right a wrong in education’

Special thanks to The Post and Courier for publishing an Op/Ed by TCCC CEO John C. Read!

“We know that the fundamental issue impeding the progress of so many of our children is the one we have the greatest difficulty talking about, let alone acting upon here: racial bias and racism. The data may point toward poverty, but they also irrefutably point through poverty to race,” Read wrote. “Confronting and resolving the racial bias of public education will resolve just about everything else in the system that isn’t working.”

Click here to read the Opinion piece.