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Community Connections

Team Members: (l-r) Lauren Williams, George Stevens, Karen Chandler,
Armand Derfner, Sherrie Snipes-Williams, Henry Tisdale, Shawn Edwards

Community Connections is a project that serves to leverage the connections of our group members to serve and benefit a need of a Charleston Promise Neighborhood school. Charleston Promise Neighborhood is an innovative nonprofit established in 2010 that aims to break the cycle of poverty in specifically identified neighborhoods in Charleston.  Four elementary schools are served, and they are the focus of Community Connections. Teachers, administrators and even students can submit a non-monetary, nonemergency request through the Community Connections application process.  Each team member is committed to this project for one year, and will have a review meeting after the first year. Members of Community Connections will meet quarterly to review the applications and respond to requests per quarter, connecting the requesters with eager people, agencies and resources to help further their specific need.