Race to the Top Funding Update

South Carolina Superintendent of Schools, Mick Zais announced last week that South Carolina would not be among those states competing for the third round of federal Race to the Top grants, despite being a second round finalist. South Carolina would have been able to compete for anywhere from $10-$50 million of a $200 million pool […]

Misplaced Priorities?

In a recently issued report called “Misplaced Priorities: Over Incarcerate, Under Educate”, the NAACP tracks the steady shift of funds away from education and toward the criminal justice system.  Here a just a few items of interest from the report: Over the last two decades, as the criminal justice system came to assume a larger proportion […]

Thank You Friends, Partners, and Supporters!

On May 12, 2011, the one year anniversary of the Charleston Promise Neighborhood incorporation, we held a reception on the Market Pavilion Hotel rooftop.  The purpose of the event was to engage with our current donors, partners and volunteers, but also to introduce the organization to potential new friends and supporters CPN.  The event was a tremendous […]