Tour of the Town

We wish we could be all things to all people, but it’s simply not possible.  Thankfully, Greenville County has many other agencies dedicated to serving the underserved.  Last week, a small group of staff and interns took time to tour the facilities and learn a little more about our partners in poverty prevention. Our first…
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Intern Insights: Creating Reality

Poverty Simulation: a term that conjures up a variety of feelings depending on person, a term that has been on my mind since coming to United Ministries.  This term may confuse you, for you are not familiar with it and do not understand what it is.  For others, though, who are familiar with the work…
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Understanding Poverty in the Classroom

Lately we’ve been hanging out in school cafeterias, school gyms, and school auditoriums in Anderson County.  Why?  Because teachers, staff, and administrators at schools see poverty every. single. day.  They often have classrooms filled with situations and circumstances that weigh on a young child.  Our Eyes Were Opened – a program of United Ministries – has been helping teachers and school…
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Final Feinstein

The deadline has passed, the pennies have been counted, and the report has been mailed.  It’s official:  The 2011 Feinstein Challenge has finished!  To give a little background, Alan Shawn Feinstein is a retired financial advisor who now devotes most of his time to philanthropic work.  For the past 13 years Mr. Feinstein has given away $1 Million…
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