2014 WhatWorksSC Award Celebration group

2014 WhatWorksSC Award Celebration

Fourth Annual Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC Award Celebration

Presented by the Riley Institute and South Carolina Future Minds

On October 2, 2014, former U.S. Secretary of Education Dick Riley named the Center of Excellence to Prepare Teachers of Children of Poverty as the winner of the Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC Award for Excellence. Finalists Communities in Schools of Greenville County (CIS) and Reach Out and Read South Carolina were also recognized. Special guest Linda O’Bryon, president and CEO of South Carolina ETV, joined Secretary Riley for an on-stage conversation.

2014 WhatWorksSC Award Finalists

Center of Excellence to Prepare Teachers of Children of Poverty (Francis Marion University)

The mission of the Francis Marion University Center of Excellence to Prepare Teacher of Children of Poverty is to provide specialized outreach designed to have the greatest potential for breaking the generations-old cycle of school...

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Communities in Schools (CIS) of Greenville County

The mission of CIS is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. CIS believes that every child needs and deserves five basics: a one-on-one...

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Reach Out and Read Carolinas

Pediatric healthcare providers (including pediatricians, family physicians, and nurse practitioners) are trained in the three-part Reach Out and Read model to promote early literacy and school readiness: In the exam room, doctors and nurses speak...

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