50 Stories for 50 Years: Stephen Shelato

Employment counselors at United Ministries know that the road to a career is almost never how people imagine it. Stephen Shelato, who has been a counselor for two years, knows this from his own experience. He says that it took him “15 years to get [his] bachelor’s degree,” and many years to figure out what…
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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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2019 Uniting for Change Luncheon Sets Record

The 2019 Uniting for Change Luncheon took place on Thursday, April 25 at the Hyatt Regency Downtown. Speaking to a record, sold-out crowd of over 800 people, Father Gregory Boyle, Founder & Executive Director of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, California and author of Tattoos on the Heart and Barking to the Choir gave the…
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United Ministries Receives Grant from Healthy Greenville

United Ministries was one of 22 Greenville County organizations to be awarded a grant as part of the Greenville Health Authority’s “Healthy Greenville” program. The awards, which were announced Tuesday, bring the total amount of Healthy Greenville grants to nearly $19.4 million since the program began two years ago. United Ministries was awarded $6,250 to…
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Tickets Available Now for 4th annual Uniting for Change Luncheon

Father Greg Boyle – Homeboy Industries Tickets are now on sale to the public for the 4th annual Uniting for Change Luncheon to benefit United Ministries. Father Gregory Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries and author of Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion, will address attendees on Thursday, April 25th at 11:30 a.m.…
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