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A connection between women who are incarcerated and their child/children.
This project was the brainchild of A Mother's Voice2016 Spring Midland Class IX. Children are the ones that suffer when a parent is incarcerated and absent from their life. A Mother’s Voice provides incarcerated Mom’s with recordable books suitable for toddlers and small children. Moms record their own voice as they read the book and then give the book to their child/children to keep….and hear over and over “together.” The State

UNITE South Carolina –
Celebrating Ten Years of DLI

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The Thirteenth Annual Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner

Hyatt, Greenville, SC
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

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The thirteenth annual Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner, which will be held on May 10th at the Hyatt in Greenville, will be hosted by the Greenville Chamber and the Riley Institute at Furman in partnership with Upstate Chambers. This annual event honors individuals, schools, and organizations who exhibit leadership in promoting diversity in the Upstate.

Awards are presented in the following six categories: Individual, High School Student, College Student, Business, Nonprofit, International, and K-12 school (separate application form). To view a list of past winners, click here.

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