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Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Volunteers Needed for Spartanburg Interfaith Hospitality Network
Jan 25 all-day
Spartanburg Interfaith Hospitality Network

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Volunteers are the heart of SPIHN; without them, it cannot exist.  Volunteer involvement and commitment enables more families to be sheltered at minimal cost, which assists to expand the aspects of the program.  Community support also shows guests that they are genuinely cared for.

Volunteers of all ages, talents, and available time have an opportunity to provide a variety of services:

  • Host Congregation planning and coordinating

  • Cooking and serving meals

  • Playing with the children or helping them with homework

  • Staying overnight at the host church

  • Guest room setup and take down

  • Transportation

  • Provide emergency assistance as needed

  • Day Center support services

  • Serving as a SPIHN Board of Trustee

  • Fund-raising

  • Spartanburg Opportunity Center

Beyond all of these services, volunteers interact with the guests, treating them with nonjudgmental respect, responding with compassion and providing a source of hope.

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Banco de Comida I Food Pantry
Jan 25 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am
United Ministries Administration and Emergency Assistance
Tuition-FREE for ALL Programs Spartanburg Community College
Jan 25 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Spartanburg Community College

Graphic image that says zero-dollars. Zilch. Nada.

Seriously?

Yes.

We are thrilled to announce an extension of our free tuition initiative through the upcoming 2022-2023 Academic Year!

How’s it going?

Enrollment has hit a record high at SCC! View and download the enrollment increase and comparisons report.

STILL Investing in Our Community

This extension is possible thanks to federal higher education aid funds and the continued support from our strategic partnerships with OneSpartanburg, Inc. and the Spartanburg Academic Movement. Education is the key to success, and the gateway to economic prosperity. In order to grow, we must continue our partnerships, working together to educate our citizens and provide businesses an educated and skilled workforce. We have joined forces to make attending college at SCC more affordable than ever.

Who is Eligible?

Free tuition at SCC is available to anyone who lives or works full-time in South Carolina, with a desire to begin or continue their education, including…

  • Adults with some college
  • Adults with no college
  • Recent high school graduates
  • Dual enrolled high school students
  • Career changers
  • Anyone who needs a do-over – start college again

All college-eligible students who enroll at SCC with a minimum of six credit hours (typically two courses) are eligible for SCC’s free tuition for the 2022-2023 academic year.

To qualify for SCC’s free tuition, students must complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), provide the appropriate documents needed to complete steps to determine grant eligibility, and have exhausted all other grants, aid, scholarships, etc. Assistance may include but is not limited to grants (Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant, S.C. Needs-Based Grant); and scholarships, SC Lottery Tuition Assistance Program (LTAP), etc.

Questions?

This is exciting news, and we are working to clearly and concisely compile all the details and information for you. We will continue to update this section as needed.

Please view or download our SCC Free Tuition FAQs for information (PDF)

Promotional Flyer: Download Free Tuition flyer (PDF)

Student Eligibility Checklist: Download Checklist (PDF)

Free Tuition! Where Do I Begin?

Already a SCC student?

If you are a current student or have applied within the last year, there is no need to submit a new application. You just need to register for classes (if you have not done so) and complete the 2022-2023 FAFSA.

Download our tuition free eligibility checklist to make sure you are eligible.

If you have any questions, email [email protected].

New to SCC?

Make sure you have completed your FAFSA, and you can begin by filling out an application (also free!).

Wait! I still have questions!

Ask us in the quick form here

Banco de Comida I Food Pantry
Jan 25 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
United Ministries
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Membership with OneSpartanburg, Inc.
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
OneSpartanburg, Inc.

OneSpartanburg, Inc.

Membership is based on a tiered structure that allows prospective members to choose the benefits and level of investment they desire. Choose from Initiator, Builder, or Leader to get started.

CHOOSE A LEVEL

INITIATOR

Ranging from $400 to $675, our Initiator membership is designed for startups and small businesses. It offers benefits such as networking, a directory listing and ribbon cutting availability.

BUILDER

Ranging from $1,295 to $2,495, our Builder membership is designed for growing businesses. It offers benefits such as the ability to list multiple locations and discounts on event and program sponsorships.

LEADER

Ranging from $5,250 to $11,495, our Leader membership is designed for established businesses and corporations. It offers benefits such as exposure to our Executive Board, credits toward Leadership Spartanburg participation and additional contact with other members.

Prisma Health Mobile Health Clinic
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
MHC Grove Road
Prisma Health Mobile Health Clinic will be at 712 Grove Rd for the month of January. The mobile clinic is available Wednesday – Thursday from 9AM-4PM.  Please call 864-455-9349 for questions. Visit the Facebook page or refer to the links with the Calendars and flyer with description to learn more.
Volunteer Opportunity: Income Tax Assistance
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
online

VITA
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to those who meet the income criteria. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. We are looking for volunteers and interns. Check out our blogfor more information about the internship opportunities. Email Jennifer for more information about the program and volunteering.
The Soldier Bishop: Ellison Capers Exhibit
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Upcountry History Museum

The Soldier Bishop: Ellison Capers, a special exhibit created by Faith Memorial Chapel, Cedar Mountain, NC, now on display at the Upcountry History Museum, presents the unshakable faith of Rt. Reverend Ellison Capers and how his fortitude created a lasting legacy.

Though he lost loved ones and survived many of his own near-death experiences in some of the most horrific engagements of the American Civil War (1861-1865), Capers’ trust in God and the path before him never faltered. In 1865, at the age of 28, he was promoted in the military to Brigadier General receiving recognition for his leadership and distinguished service. After the war Capers was elected Secretary of State for South Carolina. Even so, his calling to Christ was overpowering. The Governor told him, “You can be a Governor, Senator, or anything you like. You will be a fool to give all this to become a preacher.”

In 1866, Capers accepted a call to Christ Church Episcopal in Greenville, South Carolina, where he served for 20 years. He was consecrated as bishop of the State of South Carolina in 1893 and moved to Charleston. To escape the summer heat, he purchased a plot of land in Cedar Mountain, NC, and erected a cottage. This inspired in Mrs. Capers a dream to erect an Episcopal chapel for the local population. In 1894, this dream became a reality, and “Faith Chapel” was built.

“Faith Chapel” fell into disrepair following Capers death in 1908. In honor of his enduring influence and guidance, a disciple of Capers, the Reverend Dr. Alexander Mitchell from Greenville, began a movement to rebuild the chapel and dedicated the new church, “Faith Memorial Chapel,” in Capers’ memory in 1941.

The exhibit shares the story of Ellison Capers and the history of Faith Memorial Chapel. Historical artifacts, including Capers’ original military sword, the musket balls that nearly killed him, his war diaries and handwritten letters to his wife from the battlefield, and the preserved renderings for rebuilding the Chapel dedicated to his memory, highlight key moments of Capers life’s journey through war, faith, and salvation.

The State of Philanthropic Giving in the Southeast
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Spartanburg County Foundation

The past 18 months have been a time of unprecedented need in communities throughout the Southeast. What has been the impact on our region’s nonprofits? How have foundations and individual donors responded? What ongoing trends will impact the future of philanthropy in our region?

We will discuss these questions and more on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, during “The State of Philanthropic Giving in the Southeast,” an interactive, in-person event presented in partnership with the Spartanburg County Foundation and the Philanthropy Southeast (formerly the Southeast Council of Foundations).

Stephen Sherman, Philanthropy Southeast’s director of research and data, will join us to review the past, present, and future of philanthropy in the region while also highlighting data and trends specific to South Carolina and Spartanburg County. We will also explore emerging forms of philanthropy poised to make a big impact, including donor-advised funds, giving circles, and online giving. This event will also include opportunities for questions and group discussion.

Registration for this event is now open. Limited spaces are available. Following the event, participants may stay for the networking lunch, provided by McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture, and take tours of The Robert Hett Chapman III Center for Philanthropy.

Featured Speaker

Stephen Sherman, Director of Research & Data, joined Philanthropy Southeast in 2017 as Research & Data Manager and was named to his current role in 2020. Previously, he worked with the Foundation Center (now Candid), including serving as Atlanta Lead. In this role, he was responsible for conducting outreach and training within the local nonprofit community, providing in-depth resource consultations for patrons, and overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Atlanta library/learning center.

A recovering librarian, Stephen has held leadership roles in the Special Libraries Association-Georgia Chapter and Georgia Library Association. He enjoys volunteering with a number of other local professional groups and nonprofits. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree in library science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Stephen lives outside Decatur with his wife, Becky, daughter Elena and feline companion Josie.

Greenville Parks + Rec Afterschool Program
Jan 25 @ 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Various Community Centers

Afterschool

The Study Buddies Afterschool program is offered at four community centers throughout Greenville. The program runs Monday through Friday from 2:30-6 p.m. Participants will receive homework assistance, life skills development, recreational activities, educational projects, and much more. A healthy meal is provided daily for each participant. This program is open to students in K through 8th grade.

Registration is currently open for city of Greenville residents. 

Participants in the Study Buddies Afterschool program  will receive homework assistance, life skills development, recreational activities, educational projects, and much more. A healthy meal is provided daily. This program is open to students in 5K through 8th grade.

We are committed to providing our students a safe, enriching, and healthy afterschool experience. View Afterschool Health and Wellness Policy (PDF)

Dates: August 17, 2021 – June 1, 2022                                                         *Program does not run when there is no school for holidays, half days, teacher work days, vacations, or snow days (following Greenville County School calendar).

Time: 2:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Fees:  $585 for City Residents

Discounts for families registering two or more children. Payment plan available in 9 installments with the first initial payment due upon registration.

Financial Assistance: City of Greenville residents with documented financial need will automatically qualify for a reduced fee after school program. Qualified participants must complete the application and submit all required documentation to be eligible for the reduced fee. Financial aid will automatically be added to the participants online account after their application and documentation has been approved. Applications are available online (see below under documents) or in person at David Hellams Community Center or Bobby Pearse Community Center.

Financial assistance rates are $270 for the year. Sibling discounts do not apply to financial assistance rates.

Locations:

  • Bobby Pearse Community Center (FULL)
    • Elementary: Stone Academy
    • Middle: League Middle
  • David Hellams Community Center
    • Elementary: East North Street
    • Middle: Greenville Middle
  • Nicholtown Community Center
    • Elementary: Lake Forest
    • Middle: Northwood Middle
  • West Greenville Community Center
    • Elementary: AJ Whittenberg (transportation will be provided)
    • Middle: League
    • Legacy Charter School also provides transportation to the Center

Bussing Directly From The School To The Community Center: The City of Greenville DOES NOT provide transportation from the school to the afterschool site. Parents are responsible for arranging school bus transportation and also letting the school know that their child will be attending this afterschool program.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Refunds are not available after the first week of the program.
  • Prior to August 17, Parent/Guardian must submit all completed parent consent forms.

DOCUMENTS

Parent Handbook

Parent Handbook Forms

Financial Assistance Application Form

Afterschool Flyer

Fountain Inn Passport Coloring Cafe
Jan 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Fountain Inn Library

Tap into your creative side and color with other enthusiasts. Supplies provided or bring your own. Email [email protected] or call 864-862-2576 to register.

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Upstate Food Access Map
Jan 26 all-day
online

A list of organizations and services in the Upstate on an interactive map.

Ten at the Top

Volunteers Needed for Spartanburg Interfaith Hospitality Network
Jan 26 all-day
Spartanburg Interfaith Hospitality Network

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Volunteers are the heart of SPIHN; without them, it cannot exist.  Volunteer involvement and commitment enables more families to be sheltered at minimal cost, which assists to expand the aspects of the program.  Community support also shows guests that they are genuinely cared for.

Volunteers of all ages, talents, and available time have an opportunity to provide a variety of services:

  • Host Congregation planning and coordinating

  • Cooking and serving meals

  • Playing with the children or helping them with homework

  • Staying overnight at the host church

  • Guest room setup and take down

  • Transportation

  • Provide emergency assistance as needed

  • Day Center support services

  • Serving as a SPIHN Board of Trustee

  • Fund-raising

  • Spartanburg Opportunity Center

Beyond all of these services, volunteers interact with the guests, treating them with nonjudgmental respect, responding with compassion and providing a source of hope.

volunteers2.jpg
Banco de Comida I Food Pantry
Jan 26 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am
United Ministries Administration and Emergency Assistance
Tuition-FREE for ALL Programs Spartanburg Community College
Jan 26 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Spartanburg Community College

Graphic image that says zero-dollars. Zilch. Nada.

Seriously?

Yes.

We are thrilled to announce an extension of our free tuition initiative through the upcoming 2022-2023 Academic Year!

How’s it going?

Enrollment has hit a record high at SCC! View and download the enrollment increase and comparisons report.

STILL Investing in Our Community

This extension is possible thanks to federal higher education aid funds and the continued support from our strategic partnerships with OneSpartanburg, Inc. and the Spartanburg Academic Movement. Education is the key to success, and the gateway to economic prosperity. In order to grow, we must continue our partnerships, working together to educate our citizens and provide businesses an educated and skilled workforce. We have joined forces to make attending college at SCC more affordable than ever.

Who is Eligible?

Free tuition at SCC is available to anyone who lives or works full-time in South Carolina, with a desire to begin or continue their education, including…

  • Adults with some college
  • Adults with no college
  • Recent high school graduates
  • Dual enrolled high school students
  • Career changers
  • Anyone who needs a do-over – start college again

All college-eligible students who enroll at SCC with a minimum of six credit hours (typically two courses) are eligible for SCC’s free tuition for the 2022-2023 academic year.

To qualify for SCC’s free tuition, students must complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), provide the appropriate documents needed to complete steps to determine grant eligibility, and have exhausted all other grants, aid, scholarships, etc. Assistance may include but is not limited to grants (Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant, S.C. Needs-Based Grant); and scholarships, SC Lottery Tuition Assistance Program (LTAP), etc.

Questions?

This is exciting news, and we are working to clearly and concisely compile all the details and information for you. We will continue to update this section as needed.

Please view or download our SCC Free Tuition FAQs for information (PDF)

Promotional Flyer: Download Free Tuition flyer (PDF)

Student Eligibility Checklist: Download Checklist (PDF)

Free Tuition! Where Do I Begin?

Already a SCC student?

If you are a current student or have applied within the last year, there is no need to submit a new application. You just need to register for classes (if you have not done so) and complete the 2022-2023 FAFSA.

Download our tuition free eligibility checklist to make sure you are eligible.

If you have any questions, email [email protected].

New to SCC?

Make sure you have completed your FAFSA, and you can begin by filling out an application (also free!).

Wait! I still have questions!

Ask us in the quick form here

Banco de Comida I Food Pantry
Jan 26 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
United Ministries
HA logo UPDATED.png
Membership with OneSpartanburg, Inc.
Jan 26 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
OneSpartanburg, Inc.

OneSpartanburg, Inc.

Membership is based on a tiered structure that allows prospective members to choose the benefits and level of investment they desire. Choose from Initiator, Builder, or Leader to get started.

CHOOSE A LEVEL

INITIATOR

Ranging from $400 to $675, our Initiator membership is designed for startups and small businesses. It offers benefits such as networking, a directory listing and ribbon cutting availability.

BUILDER

Ranging from $1,295 to $2,495, our Builder membership is designed for growing businesses. It offers benefits such as the ability to list multiple locations and discounts on event and program sponsorships.

LEADER

Ranging from $5,250 to $11,495, our Leader membership is designed for established businesses and corporations. It offers benefits such as exposure to our Executive Board, credits toward Leadership Spartanburg participation and additional contact with other members.

Prisma Health Mobile Health Clinic
Jan 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
MHC Grove Road
Prisma Health Mobile Health Clinic will be at 712 Grove Rd for the month of January. The mobile clinic is available Wednesday – Thursday from 9AM-4PM.  Please call 864-455-9349 for questions. Visit the Facebook page or refer to the links with the Calendars and flyer with description to learn more.
Volunteer Opportunity: Income Tax Assistance
Jan 26 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
online

VITA
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to those who meet the income criteria. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. We are looking for volunteers and interns. Check out our blogfor more information about the internship opportunities. Email Jennifer for more information about the program and volunteering.
The Soldier Bishop: Ellison Capers Exhibit
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Upcountry History Museum

The Soldier Bishop: Ellison Capers, a special exhibit created by Faith Memorial Chapel, Cedar Mountain, NC, now on display at the Upcountry History Museum, presents the unshakable faith of Rt. Reverend Ellison Capers and how his fortitude created a lasting legacy.

Though he lost loved ones and survived many of his own near-death experiences in some of the most horrific engagements of the American Civil War (1861-1865), Capers’ trust in God and the path before him never faltered. In 1865, at the age of 28, he was promoted in the military to Brigadier General receiving recognition for his leadership and distinguished service. After the war Capers was elected Secretary of State for South Carolina. Even so, his calling to Christ was overpowering. The Governor told him, “You can be a Governor, Senator, or anything you like. You will be a fool to give all this to become a preacher.”

In 1866, Capers accepted a call to Christ Church Episcopal in Greenville, South Carolina, where he served for 20 years. He was consecrated as bishop of the State of South Carolina in 1893 and moved to Charleston. To escape the summer heat, he purchased a plot of land in Cedar Mountain, NC, and erected a cottage. This inspired in Mrs. Capers a dream to erect an Episcopal chapel for the local population. In 1894, this dream became a reality, and “Faith Chapel” was built.

“Faith Chapel” fell into disrepair following Capers death in 1908. In honor of his enduring influence and guidance, a disciple of Capers, the Reverend Dr. Alexander Mitchell from Greenville, began a movement to rebuild the chapel and dedicated the new church, “Faith Memorial Chapel,” in Capers’ memory in 1941.

The exhibit shares the story of Ellison Capers and the history of Faith Memorial Chapel. Historical artifacts, including Capers’ original military sword, the musket balls that nearly killed him, his war diaries and handwritten letters to his wife from the battlefield, and the preserved renderings for rebuilding the Chapel dedicated to his memory, highlight key moments of Capers life’s journey through war, faith, and salvation.