Entries by Amanda Kowal

Remember TCCC on Giving Tuesday

Imagine you had a child entering kindergarten unprepared. I don’t mean without a backpack, but without the basic skills of how to hold a pencil, color within the lines, or identify simple ABCs. Sadly, in the past two years alone, more than 9,000 of our area’s children arrived for their first day of kindergarten just […]

Academic Magnet High and Military Magnet Academy named champions of TCCC’s College Cash Campaign

Awards recognize schools’ efforts to build a college-going culture by exceeding FAFSA completion goals Academic Magnet High School and Military Magnet Academy have been named champions of Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative’s College Cash Campaign for increasing their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) completion rates by at least 5 percentage points. Academic Magnet received “MVP” […]

TCCC launches CQI Initiative for local childhood service providers

Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative (TCCC) and national consulting group Root Cause recently launched the Tri-County Continuous Quality Improvement Initiative to provide coaching and strengthen evidence-based results for seven local early childhood service providers. With funding from The Duke Endowment, the initiative will take the seven participating organizations through a 12- to 15-month continuous quality […]

TCCC announces Phyllis Martin as new CEO

Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative announces the appointment of Phyllis Martin as its next chief executive officer (CEO). Martin joins TCCC after three years as the vice president of Community Impact for the United Way of Northeastern Florida in Jacksonville, Fla. Prior to that, Martin served as the vice president of Impact Strategies for the […]

The 2019 Excellence in Mathematics Teaching award winners announced

Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative’s (TCCC) Math Pathways Project Team (MPPT) announced the winners of the 2019 Excellence in Mathematics Teaching awards at a dinner celebration on Monday, October 14 at Charleston Southern University. To honor and recognize mathematics teachers and administrators who work tirelessly to train our future work force, MPPT recognized 38 nominees with […]

Local student artist wins StriveTogether scholarship

We’re excited to announce that Aileen Shi, a student artist in our community, has been selected for StriveTogether’s 2019 Art Inspires scholarship! As a winner of this national award, she’ll have her art displayed at StriveTogether’s Cincinnati headquarters. Clicke here to take a look at her work and learn more about the StriveTogether Art Inspires […]

Thank you to our summer interns

It has been such a pleasure to have Riley Haas and Caroline Vail as interns with Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative for eight weeks this summer. The interns came to TCCC as participants of the Bank of America Charitable Foundation’s Student Leaders program. Haas and Vail worked on a number of projects and brought a […]

TCCC submits position statements on education reform to SC legislators

In response to a legislative request for input on education reform measures, Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative sent South Carolina legislators its views on what goals and guiding principles must be in place for overhauling the state’s education system. Legislation S419, which is under consideration by the Senate Education Committee, proposes several measures to improve […]

TCCC welcomes Marcus Trinidad as AmeriCorps VISTA member

Marcus Trinidad, a recent graduate of Oregon State University (OSU), has joined Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative for the next year as a full-time AmeriCorps VISTA member. Trinidad is one of 19 VISTA members who serve under the auspices of the City of Charleston Mayor’s Office for Children, Youth and Families, which manages the local […]

Charleston Regional Business Journal hosts Power Breakfast on education

Special thanks to the Charleston Regional Business Journal for hosting a Power Breakfast today on education. Panelists included: David Ginn, President & CEO, Charleston Regional Development Alliance Dr. Gerrita Postlewait, Superintendent, Charleston County School District The Rev. Nelson B. Rivers III, Pastor, Charity Missionary Baptist Church Laura Varn, Vice President of People & Culture and Communications, Parkland USA