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November 17: Sixteenth Annual Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards, Gunter Theatre, Peace Center, Greenville, SC. Click here to register for this event.



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DLI AMENDED CLASS DATES SPRING 2020
 

Click here for the AMENDED-Upstate Class schedule; click here to view the Upstate participants.

Click here for the AMENDED-Midlands Class schedule; click here to view the Midlands participants.
 



DLI NEWSROOM
 

RILEY FELLOW AND COMMUNITY ACTION PROJECT UPDATES

Catch up on DLI alums’ professional achievements and honors, and get community action project updates! Click on the image. 


 

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SPOTLIGHT


IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT
 

The Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Celebration has been rescheduled for November 17.

If you are unable to attend, we ask that you work with the Chamber on the details regarding refund or event transfer. Please contact Megan Campbell at mcampbell@greenvillechamber.org for assistance in that process.



Frontline Fellows: Q&A with Roland Gardner and Faith Polkey of Beaufort-Jasper-Hampton Community Health Services
 

Committed to progress in South Carolina, fellows of The Riley Institute’s Diversity Leaders Initiative (DLI) seek to develop real solutions for real social issues. As the COVID-19 outbreak has drastically changed the way we live, these state leaders are quickly adapting the ways they support the communities they serve. We’re shining the spotlight on their exemplary leadership during this unprecedented time in our new Frontline Fellows series.

In this interview, we speak with two leaders at Beaufort-Jasper-Hampton Community Health Services, Chief Executive Officer Roland Gardner and Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Faith Polkey. Both Riley Fellows, Gardner and Polkey shed light on the challenges that lie ahead for community health centers like their own as well as the actions they’re taking to protect vulnerable patients and keep their clinics in operation. Read More

See all Frontline Fellows interviews



DLI Midlands Group Virtually Expands Social Campaign


Spring 2020 Upstate and Midlands DLI classes have been postponed due to COVID-19, but that didn’t stop one Midlands group from rallying together virtually to expand a social campaign that promotes affirmation, empathy, inclusion, and kindness. Born out of an existing Marlboro County School District initiative, their statewide project, #345, captures the positive affirmations everyone deserves to hear each day: “I love you” (3 words), “I care about you” (4 words), and “I am here for you” (5 words). Even if you’re in a hurry, you can simply say #345.

If you’d like to read more about this project, read their press release hereTo visit their project website and purchase a T-shirt in support of their efforts, click here.

Read more about recent DLI Riley Fellows and upcoming events