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.

Turning Leaf Community Impact Art Project
Team Members: Adair Boroughs, Julia-Ellen Davis, Eddie Driggers, Kenyatta Gardner,...
Tween
Team Members: Mary Balbach, Leroy Chapman, Jr., Susan DeVenny, Jeannette...
U Can 2
Team Members: Laura Allen, Adam Broomhall, Sarita Chourey, Demond Criss,...
Uni-Form-Ity
Team Members: George Allwes, Troy Chisolm, Jessica Fisher, Scott Henderson,...
Union: Arresting Hunger
Team Members: Eric Childers, Shannon Gibson, Scott Griffin, Carl Jennings,...
UNITE South Carolina – Celebrating 10 Years of DLI
UNITE South Carolina – Celebrating Ten Years of the Diversity Leaders...
Unity Among Communities
Team members: Robert Behre, Gina Ellis-Strother, Chris Harvey, Anita Huggins,...
Unmuted: Amplifying Voices of Youth
Team members: Clay Adams, Alesia Brown, Cori Burnett, Jason Donnelly,...
Upstate Drivers
Team Members: Jody Bryson, Leah Garrett, Andy Oberg, David Stafford,...