Center to hold June classes on understanding, mobilizing community assets

The Center for a Better South will offer two one-day classes in June by a nationally-acclaimed trainer next month in the S.C. Promise Zone to help neighborhood, nonprofit and local government leaders understand community assets and mobilize them to their advantage.

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May 9 Entrepreneurial Boot Camp is a success

Nineteen people from around the Lowcountry participated May 10 in a new Entrepreneurial Boot Camp offered by the Center for a Better South in Walterboro. The class, taught by Earl Gregorich of the Columbia office of the S.C. Small Business Development Centers, offered insights to participants in starting small businesses and organizations …

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More than 30 get grant training in Promise Zone

More than 30 people received grant training in classes last week in Bamberg and Yemassee to help give area leaders more confidence and tools to make more grant applications.

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Center to offer Entrepreneurial Boot Camp on May 9

APRIL 6, 2017 | The Center for a Better South will offer a special one-day Entrepreneurial Boot Camp in Walterboro on May 9 to provide training to people interested in starting a small business.

The training, targeted to people who want to start for-profit businesses, also may be helpful to people who want to start nonprofit organizations as it will focus on business basics.

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Center to offer two more grant-writing courses in Promise Zone

MARCH 23, 2017 | The Center for a Better South will offer one-day grant-writing courses on April 20 in Bamberg and April 21 in Yemassee to help organizations improve skills for seeking federal funding available through the S.C. Promise Zone.

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NEWS: Center to offer 2 grant-writing courses for Promise Zone residents

One-day, intensive training sessions seek to catalyze requests for funding in region

JAN. 11, 2017 | The Center for a Better South will offer one-day grant-writing courses in February and March by recognized professionals to help organizations improve skills for seeking federal funding available through the S.C. Promise Zone.

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BRACK: Promise Zone keeps pushing for progress

By Andy Brack, Center for a Better South | There’s a palpable sense of energy flowing through the six counties of the southern tip of South Carolina in the federally-designated Promise Zone, which is now a year and a half old.

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Center to lead Promise Zone team to Ohio for leadership training

OCT. 19, 2016 | The Center for a Better South this week will lead an eight-member team from Allendale and Hampton counties in the S.C. Lowcountry Promise Zone for leadership training offered by the national outreach group NeighborWorks America.

The training in Columbus, Ohio, will focus on ways that neighbors can work with neighbors to build communities …

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Center wins $50,000 federal grant for Promise Zone training

AUG. 17, 2016 | A $50,000 grant for technical assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will allow the Center for a Better South to develop and implement a new entrepreneurial training program in the S.C. Lowcountry Promise Zone.

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Haskins joins Better South’s board of directors

Virginia community economic developer Conaway B. Haskins III has joined the board of directors of the Center for a Better South, a nonpartisan Southern think tank based in Charleston, S.C. The Center focuses on developing pragmatic ideas, strategies and tactics to help to reduce poverty, increase economic opportunities and work with thinking leaders who want to make a difference in the American South.

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National leaders provide critical input on Promise Zone

FEB. 2, 2016 | A dozen leading thinkers and analysts from across the South met over the weekend to learn about the S.C. Lowcountry Promise Zone and make suggestions to broaden the impact of its collaborative efforts to reduce poverty.

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Leo Fishman, 1938-2016

We’re saddened by the death this week of founding director and board secretary Leo Fishman, who died Jan. 12 at age 77 in Charleston, S.C.

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