UWP Young Leaders and Spartanburg Young Professionals donate over $10k to local nonprofit

http://www.uwpiedmont.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/P1010788edit.jpg A group of young leaders in Spartanburg on Friday gifted more than $15,000 to help local veterans and their families in need. Spartanburg Young Professionals (SYP) and the United Way of the Piedmont Young Leaders raised the funds during their second annual 1831 Gala in January held at the Piedmont Club in support [...]

Reducing return visits to jail starts with behavioral health care

Originally published in Spartanburg Herald Journal by Bob Montgomery on March 9, 2017- Spartanburg County’s former jail director said Thursday he hopes a planned 24/7 mental health crisis center for adults will eventually be able to divert people from jail and get them the help they need. Neal Urch, who retired from his position [...]

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We are currently looking for a Chief Operating Officer/Vice President of Finance & Administration. Please see the full job description here: COO/VP Finance & Admin Job Description To Apply: Please submit resume and cover letter to Paige Stephenson at PStephenson@uwpiedmont.org or mail to P.O. Box 5624, Spartanburg, SC 29304.

SC Test Prep prepares students for the future

Originally published in the Spartanburg Herlad Journal by Chris Lavendar, February 26, 2017 - Dorman High School student Christian Ventura has big plans for his future as he prepares for college. Ventura, 17, was among 41 students who participated in SC Test Prep's Open Doors program this year. The Open Doors program, funded by [...]

Sue Schneider receives United Way of the Piedmont’s Morgan Award

Spartanburg, S.C. (February 20, 2017) – United Way of the Piedmont (UWP) is excited to announce that Sue Schneider is the 2017 recipient of The Morgan Award. The Morgan Award is given annually to United Way of the Piedmont leadership donors who exemplify caring for our community. Schneider has selflessly shared her knowledge, time, [...]

Elementary schools focus on student mental health needs

Article from Spartanburg Herald Journal By Zach Fox. Feb. 19, 2017 - When Jennifer gets a call from her son's school, she immediately feels anxious. Jennifer is the mother of a fifth-grade student at a Spartanburg County public school. The boy was exposed to cocaine in utero by his birth mother, and Jennifer adopted him [...]

Local Representative, Rita Allison, wins Common Good Award

http://www.uwpiedmont.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/common-good-rita-allison-small.jpg South Carolina House Representative, Rita Allison received the 2017 South Carolina Common Good Award for Education. Each year, South Carolina United Ways come together to recognize individuals who work to uplift and empower communities in the three areas of education, financial stability, and health. The recipients in each category advance the common good [...]

First ever Spartanburg Housing & Real Estate Summit brings community leaders together to discuss housing, economic development, and more

On Tuesday January 31st, United Way of the Piedmont’s Financial Stability Task Force hosted the first Spartanburg Housing and Real Estate Summit at The Hangar in downtown Spartanburg. The Summit focused on discussing where the Spartanburg community currently stands on housing and housing resources and what is to come as the city continues to [...]