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UNITE South Carolina - Celebrating 10 Years of DLI

UNITE South Carolina – Celebrating Ten Years of the Diversity Leaders Initiative

As part of the DLI program, participants work in small groups to identify, analyze and develop real solutions for real community issues. Some of these community action projects are the focus of UNITE South Carolina. This special edition publication features 10 DLI community action projects that are helping build better communities throughout the state.

BUSITAS: Building Up S.T.E.A.M. in the Arts and STEM

DLI Team 5 was given the opportunity to meet with Robin Berlinsky, M.Ed. who is the executive Director of Engaging Creative Minds (ECM) – a nonprofit organization located near Charleston, SC. ECM is an organization that arranges for STEM professionals and Artists across all media types to develop and teach core educational concepts in local school systems throughout the year and also during summer camps.

Compañeros de PASOs (PASOs Partners)

PASOs builds a stronger South Carolina by supporting Latino communities with education, advocacy, and leadership development; three actions drive the mission – Educate, Connect, Advocate. Our team, Compañeros de PASOs (PASOs Partners), wanted to provide them with tools by which to achieve the goals outlined in their statewide annual strategic plan, specifically:

SC Appleseed

NONPROFIT PARTNER: SC APPLESEED LEGAL JUSTICE CENTER

About SC Appleseed Legal Justice Center

The original idea for the Appleseed Justice Network was established by Harvard Law School’s Class of 1958 and the mission was to create an organization to establish and guide centers for law in the public interest. Instead of the traditional model of providing legal services to individuals, the Network’s strategy was to tackle system-wide reform.

Angels United

Angels United developed an awareness campaign strategy in support of United Ministries, a Greenville-based nonprofit that empowers individuals and families in the Upstate who are on the path to self-sufficiency. The campaign strategy emphasized the value of communicating United Ministries’ multitude of services, from GED preparation to crisis assistance, to potential donors.

DiverSe Connections

DiverSe Connections was tasked to work with Family Connections to help them enhance their connections to community partners, leaders and influencers. We learned that although they are one of the premiere service providers for parents and care givers of children with disabilities, they are still the best kept secret. Although they had a robust website and an amazing communications team, they had no simple way to share their very complicated story.