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50 Stories for 50 Years: Brooke Wilkinson

Brooke Wilkinson joined Employment Readiness in the summer of 2017.  She was working, but after having completed a rehab program in 2015 for a methamphetamine addiction, Brooke needed a job that would better sup port her recovery.  Brooke worked with her employment counselor to practice interview questions, update her resume, and craft a cover letter.…
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50 Stories for 50 Years: Betty Herrin

What brings people together more than a cute pet? Betty Herrin, a volunteer at United Ministries, knows that there is nothing quite like a dog to get people out of their shell. Betty has been volunteering weekly at the Place of Hope, United Ministries’ day shelter, for over five years. She has gotten to know…
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50 Stories for 50 Years: Tony McDade

United Ministries’ Executive Director Tony McDade has not always worked in the nonprofit sector, but it seems like his life was destined for it. Tony found his calling for compassionate work while in the church system. As a minister at Baptist churches in the Carolinas, he grew to love bringing out the best in the…
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Is all as it seems?

An article shared yesterday on the “Cost of Living in Greenville” painted a positive picture for families seeking to rent in Greenville County – but is all as it seems?  In yesterday’s edition of GVLtoday, an article on the “Cost of Living in Greenville” provided several interesting facts:  that the median household income in Greenville…
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Giving Back is the New Black—Four Practicals [Part 2 of 2]

  ADVOCACY Advocacy is another avenue of giving back. We need people to be more than just politically charged, but willing to share feedback or new ideas with local and state policy makers. No matter your political leanings, you can see the power of advocacy in the most recent SC for Ed story. WHY ADVOCATE?…
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Giving Back is the New Black—Four Practicals [Part 1 of 2]

  Sharing four points on volunteerism—starting with statistics and ending with practicals—because it’s time to answer the question that’s on everyone’s mind: “…but how do you actually get involved?” WHY VOLUNTEER? Volunteering connects us to our communities, forces us to see new perspectives, gives us a sense of purpose, aligns our passions with our time,…
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Intern Spotlight – Lauren Heimberg

Lauren Heimberg is a rising senior at Furman University where she is majoring in Public Health with 2 minors: Poverty Studies and Health, Medicine & Culture. She also has a concentration in Policy. Earlier this summer, we asked Lauren a series of questions to learn more about her.  Read on! What are your plans after…
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Intern Spotlight – Sam Johnson

Sam Johnson will graduate from Furman University in May 2020 with a degree in Spanish and a minor in Poverty Studies. This summer, we asked Sam a series of questions to learn more about him.  Read on! What are your plans after college? I hope to attend law school. What would be your dream job?…
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Intern Spotlight – Jordan Harris

Jordan Harris is a rising senior at Furman University and is pursuing a double-major in Urban Studies and Politics & International Affairs. We asked Jordan a series of questions – some fun and some serious – to learn more about him and why he chose to intern at United Ministries this summer. What are your…
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Intern Spotlight – Adyson Davis

Adyson Davis is a student at Lander University where she is currently majoring in Elementary Education.  She plans to graduate in 2021/2022. We asked Adyson a series of questions to learn more about her and why she chose to intern at United Ministries this summer. What are your plans after college? To get my masters…
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