Entries by Ashley Heffernan

National Philanthropy Day Luncheon

Members of the TCCC staff and Board of Directors attended the National Philanthropy Day Luncheon on Nov. 15 at the Gaillard Center. The S.C. Lowcountry Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) recognized outstanding achievements by local individuals, foundations, small businesses and corporate philanthropists who form a vital partnership with nonprofit organizations to ensure that […]

Post and Courier investigates S.C. public education system

Huge thanks to The Post and Courier for the “Minimally Adequate” series, an eight-month investigation by five journalists about South Carolina’s public education system. The newspaper also hosted an Inside Business Live event on education and invited TCCC CEO John C. Read to serve as a panelist. “Lawmakers hold the power to enact change. But the crisis-driven […]

Steeplechase of Charleston

Special thanks to The Randolph Company for choosing Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative to serve as the official charity partner for the 2018 Steeplechase of Charleston, held on Nov. 11 at The Racetrack at Stono Ferry! If you missed the race, you can still help support TCCC by attending the upcoming Steeplechase of Charleston Charity Gala […]

Regional school district leaders meet with TCCC as Lowcountry Education Consortium

  The four regional superintendents (from Berkeley County School District, Charleston County School District, Dorchester School District Two and Dorchester School District Four) meet monthly with Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative as the Lowcountry Education Consortium (LCEC). Combined, the districts serve approximately 100,000 students. Together, the LCEC is currently collaborating on two projects: The LCEC […]

Group facilitator joins TCCC staff

Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative has hired Thetyka Robinson as Director of Facilitation. Robinson is responsible for the facilitation of TCCC’s networks, consortia and project teams and for training others to facilitate based on the Tri-County Regional Improvement Process (TRIP!). In 2014, TCCC created and deployed TRIP! across its networks, consortia and project teams to […]

10 educators from across tri-county region chosen for math awards

Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative’s Math Pathways Project Team is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Excellence in Mathematics Teaching awards. Public schools in 48 states – including South Carolina – reported mathematics teacher shortages for the 2017-18 school year. In fact, mathematics teacher shortages have been prevalent in South Carolina since 2000. […]

TCCC travels to StriveTogether convening in Seattle

The Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative staff traveled to Seattle last week to participate in the StriveTogether national convening! Continuing our work to help all students in the tri-county region, we joined more than 500 community leaders from across the country. This year’s theme was Go Far, Go Together: Uniting in Pursuit of Equity for […]

TCCC’s approach featured in New York Times

Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative uses a collective-impact approach and is a member of StriveTogether, a national, nonprofit network of 70 communities using a rigorous approach to accelerate progress and sustain success in education. New York Times Opinion Columnist David Books featured our approach and spotlighted our partner Spartanburg Academic Movement in a piece titled “A […]

WCBD: TCCC sends letter demanding better education to local leaders

Special thanks to Stetson Miller from WCBD News 2 for dropping by this week to interview our CEO, John Read, about our education letter. More than 230 people have signed on so far! Watch Stetson’s story at https://www.counton2.com/news/local-news/tccc-sends-letter-demanding-better-education-to-local-leaders/1386392153 then sign the letter at http://tricountycradletocareer.org/sign-the-letter/.

Letter demanding better education gathers more than 200 signatures

More than 200 individuals – including elected officials, business leaders, university presidents, school board members, faith leaders, educators, parents, students and community volunteers – have signed a letter that demands better for all children and their families. “Together, we are taking ownership for public education and taking a stand to demand better from our school districts, school […]