Meet Randy, one of SC Appleseed's Interns Extraordinaire

April 27, 2015

Randy Moore joined SC Appleseed in August of 2014 as an MSW intern with a concentration on organizations and communities.   During his time here, Randy has assisted in a wide array of reform efforts on such issues as healthcare, child welfare, public benefits, immigration, and homelessness to name a few. His previous public policy and…

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Is there a School to Prison pipeline in your county?

April 21, 2015

A few weeks ago we told you about our recent win in Jasper County.  This week, we wanted to tell you more about the kids who were denied their right to an education and the School-to-Prison pipeline that is permanently altering the lives of so many kids in our state. Imagine being an 18 year…

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Kids in DSS Custody Can Get Help Transitioning to Adulthood

April 13, 2015

Imagine being 5 and a stranger comes to your house and takes you away. Before you were taken away you were hurt by someone in your home. You don’t get to live with your parents again. You are sent to a foster parent, if you’re lucky, but more likely in the state of SC you…

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Young Immigrants in Action share their voices

April 8, 2015

Contributed by guest blogger Diana Pliego-Padillo I am a founding member of Young Immigrants in Action (YIA), a statewide grassroots organization here in South Carolina. Recently, with the help of SC Appleseed and the Sisters of Charity Foundation, we were able to create a calendar, “Hold onto Your Dreams.” Our calendar tells our story. Featuring…

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What is the full cost of youth incarceration?

April 1, 2015

Did you know the State of South Carolina spends as much as $155,490 annually to incarcerate a young person? This is in addition to the estimated billions of dollars in long-term costs created by the excessive use of youth confinement, including reduced income levels, lower tax revenue, greater reliance on public assistance, higher costs to…

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SC Appleseed Wins Educational Services for Students in Jasper County Schools

March 19, 2015

Earlier this month, SC Appleseed received the great news that we were successful in our efforts to ensure that Jasper County School District (JCSD) would follow the law by serving all students in its schools.  In January, we filed an administrative complaint with the SC Department of Education against JCSD.  We have been working with…

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SC Appleseed Takes Action on Two Fronts to Protect Children

January 15, 2015

CHILDREN SUE SOUTH CAROLINA TO END LONGSTANDING DANGERS IN FOSTER CARE Copy of Complaint in MICHELLE H. v. HALEY 2015.1.12 (Charleston, S.C.) – Citing dangerous deficiencies in South Carolina’s child welfare system – including a drastic shortage of foster homes, excessive caseloads and a failure to provide children with basic health care – national advocacy…

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President Obama's Administrative Relief for Immigrants Explained

January 2, 2015

  ***UPDATE – FEBRUARY 17, 2015*** Yesterday, in a disappointing ruling that is not in the best interests of our state, a district judge in Texas temporarily blocked the President’s Administrative Relief for Immigrants, halting expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA). The court found that the President may…

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Vet Clinic Hits 6 Month Milestone!

November 11, 2014

It’s hard to believe that half a year has gone by since starting the Vet Clinic, but it’s officially been 6 months! Over 600 veterans have contacted our hotline and 90 attorneys have committed to helping them. What a great success story! Our volunteer attorneys have drafted 30 Simple Wills and/or Healthcare Powers of Attorney,…

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South Carolina | #YourVoteCounts

October 29, 2014

 With the 2014 South Carolina election less than two weeks away, we bring you… #YourVoteCounts At SC Appleseed, we know that voting is a way of connecting to and caring about our neighborhoods, our government, and the direction of public policy in South Carolina.  On Tuesday, November 4th, every vote counts. Every vote is a way to…

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