Entries by Ashley Heffernan

High School STEM Career Fair

We met so many wonderful tri-county region students today at the High School STEM Career Fair, presented by the Charleston Regional Business Journal, at the North Charleston Convention Center! We shared tips on filling out the FAFSA and asked students to take a survey about what kind of career their interested in pursuing, the kinds […]

Let’s get ready to FAFSA!

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is how you apply for federal grants, including the Pell Grant, as well as work-study funds, student loans and scholarships. If you plan to attend college between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019, you should fill out your FAFSA now! Tips for Completing the FAFSA 1.) […]

Tri-county region sees declines in key reading, math test results

Newly released year-end test results for the tri-county region show year-over-year declines in reading proficiency for third and eighth grade, both pivotal years in a child’s academic career. Third grade math proficiency also declined, but increased at the eighth-grade level. Despite the eighth-grade math increase, too many students continue to fall short of grade-level expectations. […]

Photos from Phoenix

The TCCC staff is in Phoenix this week, along with more than 400 other community leaders from across the country, for the StriveTogether Cradle to Career Networking Convening. To tag along as we travel and learn, follow us on Twitter at @C2CTriCounty or on Facebook.

TCCC Staff Heading to Phoenix

The Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative staff will be traveling to a national convening in Phoenix, Arizona this week! Continuing our work to help all students in the tri-county region, we’ll be joining more than 400 community leaders from across the country for the StriveTogether Cradle to Career Networking Convening. This year’s theme is “Be […]

High School Graduation Network Convening

On Wednesday, our High School Graduation Network met at The Boeing Company in North Charleston to discuss 4 projects: College and Career Readiness Disconnected Youth FAFSA Students with Special Needs The High School Graduation Network is comprised of community members who are committed to improving the on-time graduation rate in our region and ensuring students are […]

Job Opening: Family Connects Project Manager

Trident United Way, the Convener of Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative’s Kindergarten Readiness Network, is hiring a Family Connects Project Manager to support the Network’s work. A full description of the position is posted here, and applications are being accepted now. We urge anyone interested to apply! Depending on the candidate, this can be a full-time […]

S.C. education deans collaborate to remedy acute teacher shortage

The deans of six of South Carolina’s larger Schools and Colleges of Education have formed a consortium to address collaboratively some of the state’s most pressing education issues. Today, they have released a statement urging action to address the teacher shortage being experienced across South Carolina. The deans convened at the request of the Provosts […]

Kiwanis Club of Charleston

Special thanks to the Kiwanis Club of Charleston for inviting TCCC CEO John Read to speak at the club’s weekly lunch today. Kiwanis is an international organization that is dedicated to improving the world one child, one community at a time. Are you looking for an overview of the state of education in the tri-county region? […]