Register for Better South training classes

The Center for a Better South periodically offers entrepreneurial and capacity-building training classes to provide people who live in the S.C. Promise Zone to improve skill sets.  See rules and limitations below.

March 4, 2017:  Walterboro grant-writing training session  [NO SPACE AVAILABLE]

Eventbrite - Walterboro training: How to write compelling grant applicationsSouth Carolina native Vanessa Nelson-Reed will offer an all-day training session through the University of South Carolina in Walterboro on Saturday, March 4, 2017.  Her class will be similar to the one offered on Feb. 3, 2017.

  • Time:  9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 4, 2017
  • Location: Board room, Colleton County School District, 611 Colleton Loop, Walterboro, S.C.
  • Class is limited to 15 participants on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • 1/16 update:  This class is full.  To be alerted to an opening or the next opportunity to sign up, please register, which will put you on a waiting list.  We are working now to find additional opportunities.
  • Register today via EventBrite

Important information

There is no cost to attend either course.  But to attend, you must register, above, through EventBrite.  Each class is limited to 15 participants.


  • Attendance is limited.  Reservations are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.  If a class fills up, you will be put on a waiting list in case a spot opens.  If a spot does not open, we will contact you when a new class is offered.
  • Lunch will be provided.  Participants will receive a catered, boxed lunch at midday.
  • No show policy.  If you register and can’t come, please let us know as soon as possible so we can make a space available to someone else.  If you reserve a place and don’t attend, you will be billed $20 to reimburse the Center for lunch.  Signing up for the class is a commitment by you to attend for free or pay the lunch fee if you don’t.
  • Transportation.  You will have to provide your own transportation to a class.  However, we encourage people in Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties to attend the Walterboro session, while the Allendale class will be closer for people who live in Allendale, Bamberg and Barnwell counties.
  • Questions.  Please send questions by email to:

Trainings offered by the Center are provided through a Rural Business Development Grant  awarded in 2016 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The Center for a Better South was a leading driver of the area’s combined effort to apply for and be successful in winning the federal designation for the region to be a Promise Zone.  You can get updates on the Promise Zone at its website: