The Riley Institute

Named for two-time South Carolina governor and former U.S. Secretary of Education Dick Riley, Furman University’s Richard W. Riley Institute advances social and economic progress in South Carolina and beyond by building leadership for a diverse society, hosting expert speakers to broaden perspectives on critical issues, supporting public education, and creating knowledge through community solutions-focused research.

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The Post and Courier: Spartanburg’s Northside Initiative honored by Furman’s Riley Institute

Ten years in the making, the Northside Initiative is an ongoing neighborhood revitalization effort to spur economic prosperity, increase quality affordable housing, improve access to healthy food and promote positive health outcomes.

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Spartanburg Northside Initiative receives Riley Institute’s OneSouthCarolina Partners in Progress Award

The initiative was recognized at a special forum in Columbia for advancing social and economic progress in South Carolina.

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Spartanburg Northside Initiative to Receive Inaugural Statewide Award from Riley Institute

The Spartanburg Northside Initiative, one of the nation’s most ambitious neighborhood revitalization efforts, will be presented with the inaugural OneSouthCarolina Partners in Progress Award.

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