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.

Con-Nection
Con-Nection team members aimed to address the issue of reintegration...
Cooking Up the Future
Cooking Up the Future seeks to alleviate some of the...
COPA Champions
COPA Champions is a program originally created from the mind...
COPA Design: Building Communities
Rationale: A legacy Community Impact Program aligned with Furman University’s...
CORE: Creating Opportunities and Recognizing Excellence
C.O.R.E. desires to recognize high school students who inspire others...
CrashCourse
CrashCourse group members developed a project which aims to create...
CRASHToGather
“We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied...
Darlington: HDLS Leadership Academy
The Leadership Academy consisted of 3 two-week sessions for three...
DeLIvering Compassion
More than half of the students in a typical classroom...