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January 20: Upstate; 3:00-5:00 pm, Orientation; 5:00-7:00 pm Reception; Furman University - Melvin and Dollie Younts Conference Center, 3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville

January 26: Midlands; 3:00-5:00 pm Orientation; 5:00 -7:00 pm Reception; Columbia Conference Center, 169 Laurelhurst Avenue, Columbia, SC 29210

January 27: ConnectionsSCTM: 3:00-5:00 pm Orientation;  5:00-6:00 pm Reception; Columbia Conference Center, 169 Laurelhurst Avenue, Columbia, SC 29210

February 16: Upstate Class I; Breakfast served at 8:30 am; Class 9:00-4:30 pm; Furman University - Melvin and Dollie Younts Conference Center, 3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville

February 23: Midland Class I; Breakfast Served at 8:30 am; Class 9:00-4:30 pm; Columbia Conference Center, 169 Laurelhurst Avenue, Columbia, SC 29210

February 24: ConnectionsSCTM Class I; Breakfast Served at 8:30 am; Class 9:00-4:30 pm; Columbia Conference Center, 169 Laurelhurst Avenue, Columbia, SC 29210

March 3-5 (Thursday through Saturday)OneSouthCarolina® 2016, "Building South Carolina’s Opportunity Infrastructure," Marriott Resort and Spa on Hilton Head Island. To register, click here.
 



CLASS DATES SPRING 2016
 

For the Upstate Class Schedule, click here.

For the Midlands Class Schedule, click here.

For the ConnectionsSCTMclick here.
 



Duke Energy Awards Riley Institute $100,000 Grant

To read the press release in its entirety, click here; for an article that appeared in the Greenville Journal, click here; Furman press release.



RILEY FELLOWS IN THE NEWS


The Rev. Darian Blue roots for the people that others give up on. He doesn’t give up on them because others didn’t give up on him. Greenville News



UNITE South Carolina –
Celebrating Ten Years of DLI
 

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DLI Alumni Suggestion Box

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SPOTLIGHT

OneSouthCarolina® 2016

Building South Carolina’s Opportunity Infrastructure

March 3  – March 5, 2016 (Thursday through Saturday)
Marriott Resort and Spa on Hilton Head Island

To register, click here
To read all about it, click here.
To see who's coming, click here.

To read the agenda, click here.
To see who's speaking, click here.
To read about Arts and Foodways at OneSCTM, click here.
To read the 
New Study on Financial Self-Sufficiency for South Carolina Families, click here.

How do we seize and maximize South Carolina’s new and growing economic opportunities? How can Riley Fellows, with your considerable leadership capacity and unmatched network, help all South Carolinians prepare for and access these opportunities? OneSouthCarolina 2016 is a call to action. It’s a call for leaders in government, business, education and nonprofit organizations to grow and strengthen South Carolina’s “opportunity infrastructure,” the web of policies and practices that positions and readies people for jobs that pay well and fosters their economic resilience and community engagement. 

OneSouthCarolina 2016 is built on the foundation that has made this event a highly-rated annual favorite. Participants will enjoy powerful speakers, the serious, rhetoric-free exploration of issues critical to the state’s progress, award-winning South Carolina artists, traditional Southern food and drink, and great live music from South Carolina’s vernacular music traditions. DLI alumni – numbering 1500 in summer of 2015— will reconnect with classmates and forge new ties with Riley Fellows from throughout the state.

Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind event! Click on the links above for details about speakers and other special guests. 

Questions? Megan.dodgens@furman.edu or 864-294-3253.
 



Riley Institute at Furman, Duke Energy to help advance diversity leadership in SC following Charleston shootings


Duke Energy Awards Riley Institute $100,000 Grant
 

In the days immediately following the tragic shootings in Charleston, S.C., many individuals and organizations asked the question: “What can we do to help?”

In response, Duke’s leaders engaged in deliberate, meaningful conversations with stakeholders across the state to identify where the company could make the biggest difference and most positive impact. These discussions returned to the same theme: the best way Duke Energy can help is to promote diversity and civic participation in South Carolina. Furman’s Riley Institute is unique in that mission and the perfect partner for Duke Energy in these efforts.

With the help of $100,000 from Duke Energy and a matching grant program for Duke employees, the Riley Institute will build on two of its long-term successful leadership programs -- one aimed toward community leaders, Diversity Leaders Initiative, and one toward youth, Emerging Public Leaders. 

To read the press release in its entirety, click here; for an article that appeared in the Greenville Journal, click here; Furman press release.

Read more about recent DLI Riley Fellows and upcoming events