Community Action Projects

Participants in the Riley Institute’s Diversity Leaders Initiative program work together in small, cross-sector groups to respond to real challenges and opportunities in their communities through service projects. Through the development of these projects, participants strengthen their bonds with classmates and deepen relationships with their communities.

Riley Fellows have implemented nearly 300 community action projects across the state. Examples include the creation of an ongoing summer camp for disadvantaged youth, a luggage drive for children in foster care, and the unveiling of a food truck that serves free, nutritionally balanced meals to children during the summer months.

Upstate Drivers
Upstate Drivers recognized a need for a forum that would...
Upstate Storytellers
The lack of civil discourse on the national stage can...
ValueD LIves
Wanting to recognize outstanding schools in the Upstate region meeting...
VGER: Public Transportation—Greenville, SC
VGER Team members focused their project on studying the issue...
Village Flyers
The Village Flyers Project (VFP) creates a bicycle club to...
Voices of Diversity
Many people believe poetry is relegated solely to academics or...
Wake Up Carolina
The purpose of Team Wake Up Carolina’s project is to...
Walking with the Doc
The GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail is a 21-mile multi-use trail...
Watch D.O.G.S.
WATCH D.O.G.S. ® (Dads of Great Students) is an innovative...