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Marking a Difference

Team members: Cristina Colindres-Kraemer, Mellisa Edwards, Susan Hoag, Wendell James, III,
Bernell Ingram, Brock Koonce, Kevin Landmesser, Jason Mitchell, Matthew Petrofes

Marking A Difference is a program developed for telling the Upstate’s diversity dimensions profile evolution. South Carolina’s Upstate region has a rich, historical past and a population becoming increasingly diverse and multicultural. While some significant events/people have been recognized or “marked,” many in our community have been lost or forgotten. This is important because awareness and education of the people and cultures that make up the area will aid in higher levels of inclusion, and awareness of the diverse perspectives and rich resources that exist for growing our community.

To achieve this, Marking A Difference is building a platform that serves to identify and recognize these important people and places through an interactive place-based “Marker” that in turn points to an informative website.  The program will be sustained through an ongoing partnership with Greenville Forward, as well as financial sponsors the group will be soliciting over the next two months.