Entries by Ashley Heffernan

Letter: Improve teacher pay

Thanks to The Post & Courier for publishing TCCC CEO John C. Read’s Letter to the Editor on Sunday! John wrote about the importance of increasing teacher salaries. Here’s a small portion of the letter: The evidence is overwhelming that low pay for teachers is a major contributor to this shortage, and TCCC fully supports […]

TCCC awarded $1.5 million grant

Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative, a community movement committed to improving educational outcomes, has received the first installment of a $1,545,000 grant from The Duke Endowment, one of the largest private foundations in the Southeast. The grant will be used to support continuous improvement coaching for early childhood providers in the Charleston area. Nearly $500,000 […]

#GivingTuesday is Here!

We consider ourselves fortunate to work with so many talented, caring and faithful supporters in the tri-county region who are committed to improving educational outcomes for all students. Thank you for being one of those supporters! Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday kicked off the holiday buying season, but today is the worldwide […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative office at 6296 Rivers Avenue, Suite 308 in North Charleston will be closed from Thursday, November 23 through Friday, November 24 for Thanksgiving. To reach a staff member, please email or call them directly. Contact information for each staff member is listed here. We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

CRBJ: Fewer teachers want to be in S.C. classrooms

Patrick Hoff, a staff writer for the Charleston Regional Business Journal, wrote a story about the state’s teacher shortage and included comments from TCCC CEO John C. Read. Read said no silver bullet exists for solving the problem and that communities need to work together to better support teachers. “We have to honor the profession, […]

Letter to the Editor

TCCC CEO John C. Read and Coastal Community Foundation President and CEO Darrin Goss, Sr., co-authored a Letter to the Editor in today’s edition of The Post & Courier. The letter addresses the number of articles and letters attacking Charleston County School District Superintendent Gerrita Postlewait. “This personalized and vitriolic assault on an individual doing […]

Chromebook Giveaway!

During the STEM Career Fair last month, we asked students to take a quick survey about the FAFSA. We then put all of the names of the participants in a bucket for a chance to win a FREE Chromebook! Watch the video to see the lucky winner with his prize. Special thanks to all of […]

Kindergarten Readiness Network

On Tuesday, our Kindergarten Readiness Network met at Palmetto Goodwill in North Charleston to discuss the Family Connects project, Birth to 8 Framework and proposed state legislation that impacts children. Special thanks to all of the Network’s participants and Convener, Trident United Way! To join the Network, contact Kate Buckholz, Trident United Way’s Director of […]


TCCC will be participating in #GivingTuesday, an international giving campaign, on November 28. We hope you’ll consider donating to us! Stay tuned for more details.

DD2 students set Academic Awards district record

Dorchester School District Two reports that students from Ashley Ridge High, Fort Dorchester High and Summerville High broke the district record for most academic letters and medals in a year! Here are some results of the Academic Awards celebrations for the 2016-2017 school year: A total of 1,105 sophomores, juniors and seniors earned Academic Awards […]