A dozen professionals from around the S.C. Promise Zone attended the Center for a Better South’s first day-long training class on Feb. 3 to help to build capacity in the region.
Participants met at USC Salkahatchie for the workshop to learn more about how to write compelling grant applications. South Carolina native Patrick Patterson of Global Partners for Fathers & Families taught the class, which was funded through a technical training grant to the Center by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Over the next few months, the Center plans to have several classes to teach nonprofit and entrepreneurial skills to people who live and work in the Promise Zone, a federal designation that benefits persistently challenged counties in the federal grant process.
The next class is set for March 4 in Walterboro, but is already full, said President Andy Brack.
“We have such long waiting lists for the classes in Allendale and Walterboro that it’s clear that area leaders want more grant training resources so they can benefit more from the Promise Zone designation,” Brack said. “We’re working to had additional grant classes later this spring.”
Classes on other subjects are being planned too. Here are some more photos from the recent class in Allendale: