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Free Legal Help for Low-Income Veterans in SC

September 8, 2014

In partnership with the Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center and local attorneys, SC Appleseed is proud to provide, Lawyers 4 Vets, a pro bono legal clinic for lower-income Veterans in South Carolina. ARE YOU A VETERAN IN NEED?: There are over 420,000 veterans living in South Carolina. Nearly 30,000 of them live below the poverty line, struggling to find jobs,…

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SC Appleseed to testify before SC Expungement Study Committee (Wed., 8/27)

August 25, 2014

Around 30% of South Carolinians have a criminal record with consequences that could follow them the rest of their lives…affecting employment, housing, and other opportunities essential to productive citizenship. SC Appleseed has long been an advocate for reducing barriers to opportunity facing all South Carolinians, regardless of their background. This Wednesday, SC Appleseed will give testimony before a newly formed Expungement…

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Making SC a place of opportunity and justice for all.

August 11, 2014

Help make SC a place for opportunity and justice for ALL…one VOICE at a time. It’s simple. 1,000 voices each giving $35 in honor of our 35th year MATCHED dollar-for-dollar will raise critical support to help make South Carolina a place of opportunity & justice for all. HTTP://RALLY.ORG/1000VOICES Here in South Carolina, where society historically has been divided along lines of race and socio-economic…

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Our Voice Speaks For…

August 1, 2014

This year, SC Appleseed is celebrating 35 years as a voice for those in need in South Carolina. During the past 35 years, we have served, helped, advocated, fought for and spoken up for 1,000’s of low-income families, children, seniors, consumers, workers and Veterans. What follows is a list of 35 real-life instances in which SC…

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SC Appleseed's "Hold Onto Your Dream" Campaign Receives $10,000 Grant from Sisters of Charity Foundation

July 21, 2014

We’re excited and honored to announce that our Hold Onto Your Dream campaign has been selected to receive a $10,000 grant from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina through their Immigrant Families Initiative! The Hold Onto Your Dream campaign will use a kite building and flying competition for DREAMer and DACA immigrant youth in South Carolina to…

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More than 1/3 of S.C. residents live in high-poverty areas

July 8, 2014

In last week’s Statehouse Report, Editor and Publisher Andy Brack focused on the recent census results that reveal South Carolina has had one of the largest increases in the percentage of people living in high-poverty areas in the nation. He spoke with SC Appleseed Director Sue Berkowtiz to help unpack the numbers. July 3, 2014 — Poverty is creeping…

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100 SC school leaders participated to learn about combating child hunger | But there's more to do!

June 18, 2014

Last week, school leaders from around the state participated in our webinar on Community Eligibility as a tool for combating child hunger in schools.  We were thrilled to be able to bring them this important information…but the work is not done!  More than 550 high-poverty schools in South Carolina are eligible to use this powerful new tool to combat hunger…

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DACA Renewal Critical for 4,000+ young immigrants in SC

June 9, 2014

SC Appleseed works directly with immigrant communities statewide to combat anti-immigrant initiatives and policies, better integrate communities, and to foster a welcoming environment in South Carolina. Specifically, we are dedicated to helping young immigrants (“Dreamers”) understand the opportunities they have in our communities, empowering Dreamers to get involved in our efforts to better South Carolina, and assisting them…

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SC DSS Kicks Off Healthy Bucks Farmers Market Pilot Program

June 4, 2014

SC Appleseed believes that ending hunger, along with ensuring access to healthy foods, should be the focus of our health officials. The SNAP program is the country’s best  defense against hunger which means preserving the program along with increasing its buying power is the right solution for South Carolina. This is why we were pleased to…

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For 500+ high-poverty schools in SC, a new tool to combat hunger

June 3, 2014

Community Eligibility can combat child hunger by increasing school meal participation…but schools must ACT QUICKLY! More than 500 high-poverty schools in South Carolina are eligible to use a powerful new tool known as community eligibility. This tool increases the number of children eating school meals and reduces paperwork by providing school meals to all students free of…

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