Entries by Ashley Heffernan

IMPACT 360 Summer Success visit

LaTisha Vaughn-Brandon, TCCC’s Director of Networks and Community Engagement, visited IMPACT 360 Summer Success this week. She enjoyed reading with and getting to know so many students during the literacy hour! “Every summer students from low socio-economic backgrounds fall two months behind peers from higher-income families in academic skills, a deficit that grows to a full […]

Live 5 News: Local organization challenges state education system

Special thanks to Kolbie Satterfield, with Live 5 News, for stopping by TCCC to interview our CEO, John C. Read, about our advocacy letter! Watch her story, which aired at 11 p.m. on July 11, at http://www.live5news.com/story/38626245/local-organization-challenges-state-education-system, and sign the letter at http://tricountycradletocareer.org/sign-the-letter/.

Sign The Letter!

Together, we can do better. U.S. News and World Report ranks South Carolina 48th in the country for education, while our civic, business and faith leaders remain mostly silent. This is systems failure at its worst and at a very cost in human potential. It is no longer acceptable, if it ever was to begin […]

KIDS COUNT ranks South Carolina 41st in education

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released its annual KIDS COUNT Data Book. South Carolina ranks 41st in Education, 37th in Family and Community, 36th in Health and 34th in Economic Well-Being. Some South Carolina data points from the report: 74% of 8th graders not proficient in math 71% of 4th graders not proficient in reading 53% (63,000) […]

Local students win art scholarships from national nonprofit StriveTogether

Two students in the tri-county region were named recipients of the Art Inspires scholarship by StriveTogether, a national nonprofit working to improve education for every child. Students in nearly 70 communities across the county were asked to create pieces of art that reflect StriveTogether’s vision and core values, including educational equity. Only students in a […]

Jackson, Postlewait elected to TCCC Board of Directors

Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative (TCCC), a nonprofit organization that works to improve educational outcomes for all, has added new board members. On June 20, the TCCC Board of Directors elected Jessica Jackson, director of Boeing Global Engagement for the Southeast, and Gerrita Postlewait, superintendent of the Charleston County School District, to serve three-year terms. […]

TCCC receives $40,000 grant to focus on FAFSA

National College Access Network (NCAN) has selected Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative (TCCC) to receive a $40,000 grant for the 2018-2019 FAFSA Completion Challenge. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) provides grants, loans and work-study funds to students and is a pivotal part in many students’ decision to attend college. NCAN challenges each […]

Only a few days left to submit FAFSA

The state deadline to submit the the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is approaching fast! Students in South Carolina who are planning to attend college between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019 must submit the FAFSA by June 30, 2018. That’s only a few days away! The FAFSA is how students apply […]