The Greenville Tech Foundation Joins A Community Thrives
Mar 19, 2019 11:28AM
By Kathleen Maris
The Greenville Tech Foundation is competing for
grant money in A Community Thrives, a nationwide program focused on helping organizations by shining a national
spotlight on their community building initiatives. A Community Thrives is part of the USA Today Network and was launched on CrowdRise by GoFundMe on March 18.
raised would be used to outfit classrooms and purchase equipment for a new
initiative – the Center for Culinary and Hospitality Innovation, which moves
education to where the opportunities and the people who need them most are
located. The college has partnered with The Furman Company to meet workforce
needs within the growing restaurant and hospitality industry that defines
Greenville’s downtown while bringing opportunity and pathways for economic
mobility to people living nearby who may be underprepared for these careers.
The new center, coming in 2020 to Poe West on Perry Avenue, will allow people
to quickly prepare for jobs or to add credentials that will lead to promotions.
It is expected that the project will play a strong role in transforming West
Greenville while giving those who live there a way to achieve economic prosperity.
CrowdRise effort continues through Friday, April 12. At the end of the
crowdfunding period, an additional 16 grants totaling $800,000 will be awarded
to participating organizations. To assist the Greenville Tech Foundation in
this effort, please go to https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/greenville-tech-foundation-south-carolina
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