Entries by Ashley Heffernan

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 […]

District, college math professionals propose high school curriculum changes

Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative’s Math Pathways Project Team (MPPT), made up of math professionals at the district and college level, has reviewed and evaluated the region’s high school math curriculum. Today, the team has released a statement with recommendations for the regional school districts, which include Berkeley County School District, Charleston County School District, […]

New board member elected

Today, Rev. Dr. Larry Goss, Sr., who is the pastor of The Destiny Worship Center in North Charleston, was elected to the TCCC Board of Directors. The Board now consists of 27 community leaders. Welcome to the team, Rev. Dr. Goss!

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 […]