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.

Walking with the Doc
Team Members: Laura Caligan-Gilliam, Brad Cuttino, Stephanie Estrada, Janet Foster-Whitley,...
Wash, Rinse and Read
Team members: Will Angelich, Barbara Chappell, Qena Jennings, Kate Kaufman,...
Watch D.O.G.S.
Team Members: Ashley Cuttino, Barbara Fountain, Matt Gould, George Kennedy, ...
weeROAR
Team Members:Stuart Barber, Sandra Chavez, Samuel Murray, Andy Patrick, Faith...
Why Columbia
Team Members: Jerry Adger, Tommy Lavender, Chakisse Newton, David Pankau,...
Why Not Charleston?
Team Members: Natalie Corella, Kerri Forrest, Stephen Grant, Natalie Gregg,...
WICnic
Team Members: Chi Blair, DJ Harris, Catherine Heigel, Cal Hurst,...
Workgroup 4
Team Members: Stephen Cox, Aimee Crouch, John Durst, Miriam Hair,...
World Changers Dream Team
Team Members: Jim Bryan, Rick Grooms, Lisa Hallo, Lillie Lewis,...