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Carolina Academy expands to York County

The United Way of York County (UWYC) partners with the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina (SOCFSC) on the creation of Carolina Academy York County. The Academy provides resources and training to community leaders in the non-profit sector. The Sisters of Charity Foundation’s Carolina Academy has had tremendous success in the non-profit community in Columbia, SC, therefore, they saw a need to expand to other areas in the state.

The Academy will offer educational opportunities and foster organizational capacity building. Workshops will not only be for UWYC partner agencies, but any registered non-profit organization within the county, free of charge. UWYC wants to offer these workshops to help agencies stay informed and provide them with the necessary skills to take their organization to the next level. Non-profit professionals will have the opportunity to network with other agencies, develop partnerships and learn best practices in the non-profit sector. The first workshop of the season, to be held August 25th, will explore grant writing and how non-profit agencies can increase their chances for additional funding.

“We are excited about the opportunity to partner with the United Way of York County,” said Tom Keith, President at SOCFSC. “This partnership is an important extension of our Foundation’s capacity building program and our continuing effort to strengthen the nonprofits in the region.”

“Due to York County’s growth and development, we felt it was the perfect time to introduce this program to our community,” said Tamara Peterson, Community Impact Director at UWYC. “We appreciate this partnership with SOCFSC and look forward to assisting local organizations with their professional development. It is our goal to continue serving our community in as many ways as possible.”

All workshops are open to local non-profit Executive Directors, Board members and professional staff in York County. Registration for each session is required and email reminders will be sent to those that RSVP. Details for upcoming workshops and registration links will be posted on the UWYC website and social media outlets. York County residents can stay connected on upcoming events by following us on Facebook and Twitter

For more information, contact United Way of York County, SC Community Impact Director, James Jeter, at (803) 324-2735 or

About United Way of York County
United Way of York County (UWYC) transforms communities by offering opportunities which improve quality of life. Governed by a local volunteer board, the UWYC is locally operated and independent of any other United Way organization. The Board of Directors has the freedom to create policy and respond to local needs in ways that reflect the priorities and core values of the residents of York County. Providing financial support to 30 partner agencies, the UWYC impacts critical health and human services of the community.

About the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, established in 1996, is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System. The Foundation is committed to addressing the needs of the poor and underserved in all 46 South Carolina counties, and strategically uses resources to reduce poverty through action, advocacy and leadership.