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United Way Association of South Carolina names Kelly Callahan Cruise as Interim CEO

Posted By SCANPO, Sunday, March 6, 2016
Columbia, SC – The United Way Association of South Carolina’s (UWASC) Board of Directors has named Kelly Callahan Cruise as Interim CEO. Current president and chief executive officer Timothy Ervolina announced his retirement last month and will step down at the end of March from the leadership role after ten years.

Cruise joined UWASC in 2010 as director of Volunteer SC, served as director of the SC 2-1-1 Contact Center, and for the past two years, served as executive vice president and chief operating officer. Ann Robinson, senior vice president at Home Trust Bank in Greenville and UWASC Board Chair, states, “Although we are saddened by the loss of Tim, the Board is excited to have Kelly lead the organization through this transition. We will miss Tim, but we know that he has assembled a dynamic team that will continue to create long-lasting opportunities for the people of South Carolina.”

Cruise has led UWASC through multiple expansions of the SC 2-1-1 Contact Center, making it one of the largest nonprofit contact centers in the United States, served as a former Commissioner for the SC Commission on National and Community Service, and serves on multiple oversight and advisory boards across the state. Learn more about Cruise and read full press release from UWASC.

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The South Carolina Commission on National and Community Service is Currently Soliciting Feedback on the Proposed State Service Plan

Posted By SCANPO, Monday, February 29, 2016

United Way Association of South Carolina is the governing authority of the South Carolina Commission on National and Community Service.

The commission provides grants to faith-based organizations, community non-profits, educational agencies, and governmental agencies.

By the Governor’s Executive Order, South Carolina Commission on National and Community Service is designated as the state’s lead agency for volunteerism. They encourage volunteerism for everyone from youth to seniors to people with disabilities; promote community solutions for disaster preparedness and response; and we help to strengthen the impact of National Service Programs operating in the state through implementing a competitive review process, evidence based programming, strong data collection practices and ongoing evaluation.

Their mission is to improve South Carolina communities through volunteerism and national service programs.

Their vision is to promote and increase:

(1) an ethic of service and volunteerism in the state of South Carolina

(2) the capacity of faith-based and community organizations within the state to better compete for funding opportunities and

(3) the collaboration among communities and organizations that are trying to meet the greatest needs of the Palmetto State.

STATE SERVICE PLAN BACKGROUND: Federal law provides that State Service Commissions must prepare a national service plan for the State that: - is developed through an open and public process; - covers a 3‐year period with updates annually; - includes measurable goals and outcomes for the State national service programs in the State; - ensures outreach to diverse community‐based agencies that serve underrepresented populations; - includes a state service plan for service by adults age 55 or older.

IMPORTANCE: The State Service Plan serves as a guide for funding priorities and programmatic priorities for National Service Programs in South Carolina. The Commission embraces the six focus areas held by the Corporation for National and Community Service (Education, Veterans and Military Families, Environmental Stewardship, Healthy Futures, Disaster Response and Economic Opportunity). For each focus area, the plan addresses the national service priority and relevancy to South Carolina.

TIMELINE: The feedback collected in this survey will be utilized to amend the proposed plan and publish a finalized State Service Plan. The deadline for submitting feedback is MARCH 11. The final plan will be published to uwasc.org in June 2016.

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Tags:  South Carolina Commission on National and Communit  United Way of SC  Volunteerism 

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Nonprofit Leader for United Way State Association to Step Down

Posted By SCANPO, Monday, February 1, 2016

After ten years of leadership, Tim Ervolina is making plans to step down as President and CEO of United Way Association of South Carolina (UWASC) in 2016. Ervolina joined UWASC in 2006, where he’s lead the growth and development of the organization that provides support to the 25 local United Way organizations in South Carolina. During his tenure, UWASC has thrived as a leader in addressing issues impacting families in South Carolina and facilitating collaborative solutions on these issues. Millions of dollars in funding have been leveraged for local United Ways and their partners, with investments in education, income, health care access and basic needs.

Read full press Jan. 11 release from United Way of SC

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United Way of SC Offering 2016-17 AmeriCorps State Funding Opportunity

Posted By SCANPO, Monday, February 1, 2016
The United Way Association of South Carolina, serving as the State’s Commission on National and Community Service (SC Commission), has announced the opportunity of federal funds to support organizations wishing to host an SC AmeriCorps program for the 2016-17 grant year.

All new and re-competing applicants are required to attend an AmeriCorps Applicant Technical Assistance Workshop in February 2016 in order to be considered for funding. Workshops will be held at 1 p.m. on February 8 and 11. Contact Brent.Kossick@uwasc.org to RSVP. The full application instructions will be provided to organizations that attend a workshop.

More details about this funding opportunity from United Way of SC

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