Entries by Ashley Heffernan

Communications professional joins TCCC staff

Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative has expanded its staff by hiring Amanda Kowal as Communications and Administration Associate, a part-time position that reports to the Director of Communications and Operations. Kowal has more than 20 years of experience in marketing, communications, meeting planning and administration with non-profit organizations. Her most recent position was in marketing […]

Letter: Reform education funding laws

Special thanks to The Post & Courier for publishing TCCC CEO John C. Read’s letter to the editor, titled “Reform education funding laws.” “All of the reports and studies are explicit: The vestiges of racial biases pervade the existing system and must be eliminated before every child can succeed,” Read said. Click here to read […]

Rally for reform planned for Monday, Feb. 11

Regional school boards will hold a rally for reform at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11 at Lightsey Chapel at Charleston Southern University (9200 University Blvd., North Charleston). Come together for a public meeting with legislators, teachers, community members and parents to learn more about education reform in South Carolina. The event will feature: In-depth […]

National nonprofit StriveTogether awards $150,000 grant to TCCC

Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative, a nonprofit dedicated to improving educational outcomes for all students in the region, has received $150,000 from StriveTogether, a national nonprofit working to bring communities together around data to make decisions and improve results for children. TCCC will use the grant funds – in partnership with Father to Father Inc., […]

You’re invited to attend Charleston Shared Future presentation on Monday

Over the past several months, about 30 individuals have been working to co-create a set of four scenarios about the future of education in Charleston County. This community effort, called Charleston Shared Future, took into account previous studies, including the Clemson Study on Diversity and Inclusion, The Post and Courier’s “Minimally Adequate” series, The Avery Institute’s […]

Racial Equity Institute

We’re thrilled that so many members of the TCCC Board of Directors went through Racial Equity Institute (REI) training today! In attendance, among many others, were: The InterTech Group CEO Anita Zucker, Charleston County School District Superintendent Gerrita Postlewait, Volvo Car University’s Katarina Fjording, Coastal Community Foundation’s Darrin Goss, Community Volunteers Larry Lautenschlager and Paul Kohlheim, […]