Charleston Promise Neighborhood Day of Caring Projects

Trident United Way’s Day of Caring was a day of accomplishment at two Charleston Promise Neighborhood Schools – Mary Ford Elementary and Sanders-Clyde Elementary. At Mary Ford, team members at Cummins, a great CPN partner, came out to build a butterfly peace garden behind the school. Faculty plan to use the garden to teach the […]

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College-bound Culture at Mary Ford Elementary

Building a culture where attending college is the normal state of affairs, Mary Ford Elementary School sets time aside each Friday for theme-based assemblies around the idea of succeeding in primary school and heading off to higher education. The students gather in the assembly hall and each class chants the fight song of the school […]

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The Power of After-School Programs

When you were a child, what was an after-school activity? Depending on your age, it might have been the cheerleading squad, a sports team, or band practice. In other words, there might not have been an after-school program per se. After-school programs abound today. Just between 2004 and 2014, enrollment in after-school programs skyrocketed from […]