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North Columbia community block party

By Blog, In The News, Our Work, Press
Last week, we hosted the Block Party Finale hosted in partnership with Richland County Sheriff's Department, Columbia Police Department, Columbia Parks & Recreation Department, City of Columbia Government and our North Columbia Youth Empowerment Initiative partners. The event at Lorick Park helped build relationships between the community and law enforcement...
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See what’s happening in Kershaw County

By Blog, In The News, Our Work
We are excited about the momentum in Kershaw County. Working with our partners, we are formalizing, "Kershaw Together." Kershaw County and City of Camden represent one of our Compass Partner communities. Together with our partner organizations, we are focused on strengthening trust and connection among police, community organizations, and people with lived...
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North Columbia community block party

By Blog, In The News, Our Work, Press
Last week, we hosted the Block Party Finale hosted in partnership with Richland County Sheriff's Department, Columbia Police Department, Columbia Parks & Recreation Department, City of Columbia Government and our North Columbia Youth Empowerment Initiative partners. The event at Lorick Park helped build relationships between the community and law enforcement...
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Serve & Connect Announces 5th Annual Gala

By Blog

COLUMBIA, S.C.— Serve & Connect has announced that their fifth annual gala and fundraiser will be held virtually this year on Friday, November 13, at 7:30 in the evening. Tickets will go on sale on September 8 and will be available for purchase at https://serveandconnect.net/celebrate. This year marks five years…

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Forward Together

By Blog
It has been more than a week since George Floyd’s death. Mr. Floyd’s death was the result of a significant act of injustice. Police officers are sworn to serve and protect their communities. The acts of the four Minneapolis Police Officers were in direct violation of this oath. Our action...
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Creating a Coordinated Community Response during COVID-19

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Yesterday afternoon, we hosted a conference call with our police partners, community service providers, and neighborhood leaders in North Columbia. The goal was to create space for a coordinated community response. Open dialogue is a critical tool for ensuring access to resources during the #coronavirus response. Here are a few tips for...
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History

A Hero in Blue

By History, In The News

BY MELISSA ANDREWS A dark shadow was cast on the gloomy afternoon of Sat., Oct. 3, 2015. A dark yet still somehow beautiful shadow created by the blue uniforms of hundreds of police officers solemnly marching down Devine Street on their way to the funeral of a hometown hero. It…

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Our Founder

The 2017 Best of Philanthropy Awards

By In The News, Our Founder

BY MELISSA ANDREWS Every year, Central Carolina Community Foundation and Columbia Metropolitan Magazine partner to honor people in our community who are making a difference. This year, three individuals and one company have been selected, and they are each extraordinary in their own right, having found a calling to help…

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See what’s happening in Kershaw County

By Blog, In The News, Our Work
We are excited about the momentum in Kershaw County. Working with our partners, we are formalizing, "Kershaw Together." Kershaw County and City of Camden represent one of our Compass Partner communities. Together with our partner organizations, we are focused on strengthening trust and connection among police, community organizations, and people with lived...
Read More

North Columbia community block party

By Blog, In The News, Our Work, Press
Last week, we hosted the Block Party Finale hosted in partnership with Richland County Sheriff's Department, Columbia Police Department, Columbia Parks & Recreation Department, City of Columbia Government and our North Columbia Youth Empowerment Initiative partners. The event at Lorick Park helped build relationships between the community and law enforcement...
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