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Applications for Free/Reduced School Meals in SC Returns for 2022-2023

August 2, 2022

Español abajoParents, you may have to fill out a free/reduced school lunch meal application for the 2022-2023 school year. Pandemic protections over the past two school years that have let children receive free school meals without the need for applications has ended. This means a return for many school districts to pre-pandemic policies. Check with…

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SC Housing Stories: Providing the Foundation For a Future | Homeless No More

July 29, 2022

Welcome to the second feature in our South Carolina Housing Stories project! In this series, we will be talking with advocates, community members, and more about housing issues in South Carolina and discuss the need for housing investments in our state. We spoke with Lila Anna Sauls, the President and CEO of Homeless No More…

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SC Housing Stories: How Small Changes Can Make Big Differences | The Rainy Day Fund

May 9, 2022

Welcome to the first feature in our South Carolina Housing Stories project! In this series, we will be talking with advocates, community members, and more about housing issues in South Carolina and discuss the need for housing investments in our state. For our first story, we sat down with Kieley Sutton, a public defender at…

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No Surprises Act Protects South Carolinian’s from Unexpected Bills

February 15, 2022

On January 1, 2022, a new law went into effect called the No Surprises Act. Prior to the act, if you had health insurance and received care from an out-of-network provider or facility, there was a chance you would not be covered in any way by your health plan, causing you to receive a surprise…

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SC Appleseed Response to Senate Parliamentarian’s Ruling to Exclude Immigration Reform from Budget Process

September 21, 2021

This weekend saw a setback in the nation’s fight for a more humane and common-sense immigration system. For the last few months, SC Appleseed has been working with partner organizations and individuals across South Carolina to push Congress to include a pathway to citizenship for DACA recipients, persons with Temporary Protected Status (TPS), and agricultural…

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Housing Assistance Resources – Eviction Moratorium Ended

August 27, 2021

SC Housing Assistance Resources – Eviction Moratorium Ended On August 26, the Supreme Court ruled in a 6-3 vote to end the Eviction Moratorium that was originally set to end on October 3rd. This means that all protections from the moratorium have been eliminated. “We are disappointed that the stay has been lifted and implore…

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DACA Stories: Valentina Olguin

August 6, 2021

Recently, we got to sit down and meet with Jonatan Guerrero-Ramirez to learn about his story and how being a DACA recipients has impacted his life. Jonatan was among one of the first DACA recipients, entering the program at its inception in 2012. This week we are looking at a more recent recipient to learn…

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Parent Guide for School Enrollment in South Carolina

July 29, 2021

Parent Guide for School Enrollment in South CarolinaBy Jennifer Rainville, Education Policy Attorney at South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center The following is a guide to frequently asked questions regarding school enrollment in South Carolina. If you have further questions regarding school enrollment, please contact Jennifer Rainville at [email protected] How can I enroll my child…

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DACA United SC/SC Appleseed Joint Statement on 7/16/21 Federal Court Ruling

July 19, 2021

Stand with SC Dreamers and Demand that Congress Act Now to Protect Their Future! Last Friday, a federal judge ordered the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to stop processing new applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The judge stated that DHS’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) can continue to…

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DACA Ninth Anniversary Stories: Jonatan Guerrero-Ramirez

June 30, 2021

As we look back at nine years of DACA, we met with Dreamers to hear their stories and concerns about the future as the discussion continues to evolve. This week we sat down with Jonatan Guerrero-Ramirez to hear about his journey. Jonatan is a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient who currently lives in…

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