Center trains 13 on grants in Walterboro


Walterboro participants with Vanessa Nelson-Reed, fourth from the left.

Thirteen Promise-Zone area residents met all day Saturday in Walterboro to learn about how to write grant applications from South Carolina native Vanessa Nelson-Reed through an agreement with the University of South Carolina.

“It gave an introduction to grant writing and piqued my interest in the grant-writing process and what requirements are needed to successfully complete a grant application,” one participant said.

Another added, “I think now I have a better understanding that you have to specify what you are hoping to accomplish and keep a good record of how and what you buy to be on point.”

The Center for a Better South, through a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is planning other trainings for April and May.  More will be announced as details are confirmed.

Here are some other pictures from the training session in Walterboro:

Prince Tony Rhone of Walterboro makes a point during the workshop.

Walterboro attorney Sabrina Johnson attended the session.


Shirley Faulcon of Walterboro and Lorrene Allen of Jasper County take notes during the workshop.

Sheree Darien of Jasper County during a workshop discussion.