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Riley Institute Moves South Carolina Forward: Greenville Business Magazine

Richard W. Riley: A Penny for His ThoughtsGreenville Business Magazine

July 19-25Teachers of Government program 2014

July 22, 29, August 5, 12Summer Series with OLLI presents Straight Talk SC "Can't Win for Losing: The Crisis of the Working Poor"

October 2Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC Award, Columbia

October 5-10WRP Class of 2014-15

November: APEC Conference in China; dates yet to be determined

Check our calendar for all events at the Riley Institute including the Diversity Leaders Initiative and the Center for Education Policy and Leadership



Straight Talk SC
Can't Win for Losing: The Crisis of the Working Poor

Tuesdays: July 22, July 29, August 5 and August 12
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. each week
Where: All events will be held at Younts Conference Center, Furman University
For questions and information, please call OLLI at 864.294.2998

To register, click here.

“Can’t Win for Losing: The Crisis of the Working Poor” highlights a critical issue facing our state, and indeed, much of the nation. Who and where are the working poor, and what issues confront them?

South Carolina politicians proudly report that the state’s unemployment rate is down to the lowest level in six years, and that is great news. Still, are low-wage workers better off? Are those on the bottom rung finding a way to improve their circumstances? 

Join us as we hear from experts and state government leaders, advocates and business leaders, and from individuals who are willing to share their personal stories. This unique series will move past the political rhetoric of “welfare queens,” and “takers” to examine the complexities of moving people from a life of poverty to one of economic well-being.