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What Our Staff Says About National Non-profit Day

What Our Staff Says About National Non-profit Day

What is your favorite thing about working at a nonprofit? At Charleston Promise Neighborhood (CPN), we are a mission-focused organization which strives every day to increase access to opportunities for the students and families in our community through various...

Community Forum on Gentrification Identifies Key Issues

Community Forum on Gentrification Identifies Key Issues

One definition of gentrification is “the process of renovating and improving a house or district so that it conforms to middle-class taste.” While renovation and improvement both sound like positive things, the effects of gentrification are not positive for all....

DIGSOUTH and Charleston Promise Announce Partnership

DIGSOUTH and Charleston Promise Announce Partnership

DIG SOUTH Tech Summit Partners with Charleston Promise Neighborhood Program funded by a grant from the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism seeks to change the face of business startups   Charleston, SC – February 25 – DIG SOUTH Tech Summit...

Storytree Has Students Acting Out – And That’s Good!

Storytree Has Students Acting Out – And That’s Good!

First graders prance about a stage in fits and starts as Andrea Rausch spits out commands. She shouts for them to stop and students halt, posed, as if preserved in amber, in the wild contortions of running. Rausch orders them to sit and they flop to the ground in...

Acting on Community Engagement Council Suggestions

Acting on Community Engagement Council Suggestions

CPN hosts monthly Community Engagement Council meetings to receive feedback and recommendations from its residents. CPN is committed to acting on recommendations from the community. In one meeting led by CPN Director of Programs Vicky Ingalls, five families shared...

Donor Appreciation at Boomtown

Donor Appreciation at Boomtown

Thank you to everyone who joined us for nibbles, drinks and discussion as Charleston Promise Neighborhood feted its top supporters and volunteers at Boomtown!'s beautiful headquarters  at Pacific Box and Crate. Special bonus: all the servers for the event were...

Family Science Night on Halloween Was Spooktacular!

Family Science Night on Halloween Was Spooktacular!

It was an evening of learning for parents and students at Mary Ford Elementary School on Halloween Night, courtesy of Charleston Promise Neighborhood, Ingevity and Mercedes Benz Vans. Students first learned STEM-based lessons and then attempted to build...

What a Great Way to Change a Child’s Life

What a Great Way to Change a Child’s Life

Opportunities exist for you to experience the joy of changing a child’s life. Non-profit Reading Partners works with Charleston Promise Neighborhood at Mary Ford and Sanders Clyde Elementary Schools to improve students’ reading outcomes. They recruit and train...