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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Is all as it seems?

News, Perspective, Press Release
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 1 of 2]

News, Perspective, Volunteers
  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

Intern Insights
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

Intern Insights
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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