Greenwood Promise boosting Piedmont Tech enrollment

During its infancy, champions behind the Greenwood Promise could only sell the program based on a hunch. But with new data in about how the initiative — which assures every student in the county can obtain a certificate, diploma or associate’s degree from Piedmont Technical College — is affecting enrollment, officials are more confident than ever about the Promise’s long-term … Read More

Promising data to become marketing tool for Greenwood Promise

Officials with the Greenwood Promise are hopeful that strong initial data, first reported by the Index-Journal three weeks ago, will convince potential donors that their contribution “is a good return on their investment.” The data show post-secondary enrollment among Greenwood high school graduates surging while it continues to drop at the state level. The increase has been almost entirely in … Read More

Horne pledges to support The Greenwood Promise

Bettie Rose Horne pledged $5,000 to support The Greenwood Promise. To date, the Promise has received more than $4.7 million in pledges. Promise awards began with the spring high school graduating class of 2017. For more information, visit: www.GreenwoodPromise.com. The Greenwood Promise’s mission is to provide a tuition-free path to ensure Greenwood County students obtain the postsecondary education needed to … Read More

Sorrow pledges to The Greenwood Promise

Realtor, Martha Sorrow, pledged $2,500 to support The Greenwood Promise. To date, the Promise has received more than $4.7 million in pledges. Promise awards began with the spring high school graduating class of 2017. The Greenwood Promise’s mission is to provide a tuition-free path to ensure Greenwood County students obtain the postsecondary education needed to develop a highly-skilled workforce, improve … Read More

#GivingTuesday for the Greenwood Promise

Remember the Greenwood Promise this #GivingTuesday. With additional contributions to the Promise, we will see opportunities for students in our region grow exponentially. Up to this point, a small group of supporters has raised more than $4.6 million towards off-setting the cost of two years at the technical college level—bringing us within reach of our Phase I goal of $5 … Read More

Greenwood Promise receives donation through Eaton Charitable Contributions Program

The Greenwood Promise received $18,375 through the 2018 Eaton Charitable Contributions Program. To date, the Promise has received more than $4.7 million in pledges. Promise awards began with the spring high school graduating class of 2017. The Greenwood Promise’s mission is to provide a tuition-free path to ensure Greenwood County students obtain the postsecondary education needed to develop a highly-skilled … Read More

Hiring: Executive Director, The Greenwood Promise

Executive Director, The Greenwood Promise The (Executive) Director (ED) is a full-time position that works with the Greenwood Promise Committee (GPC) to manage the day-to-day management of the organization, programs, and volunteers for the Greenwood Promise. The ED,  GPC, and volunteers, will move the mission of the organization forward to meet the goals outlined in the organization’s strategic plan. The … Read More

Law offices of Brandon A. Smith Pledges $2500 to The Greenwood Promise

Photo caption from left: Promise Committee Member Josh Garvin, Brandon A. Smith, Director of The Greenwood Promise Kris Burris, and Promise Committee Chair Ron Millender Law Offices of Brandon A. Smith pledged $2,500 to support The Greenwood Promise.  To date, the Promise has received more than $4.7 million in pledges.  Promise awards began with the spring high school graduating class … Read More

F3 Greenwood Pledges $2500 to The Greenwood Promise

Photo caption from left: Promise Committee Chair Ron Millender, Ben Scurry, Jess Timmons, Director of The Greenwood Promise Kris Burris, Josh Sims, Glenn Perrin, Mike Adams and Josh Garvin Members of F3 Greenwood pledged $2,500 to support The Greenwood Promise.  To date, the Promise has received more than $4.7 million in pledges.  Promise awards began with the spring high school … Read More

When your community and its college have your back

Venturing into the world of postsecondary education can be scary. Aside from the challenging coursework, the cost can seem daunting. But more than ever before, education beyond high school has become a necessary step for a rewarding career. Recognizing this need and the value of a well-trained workforce, the Greenwood County business community and forward-looking citizens created the Greenwood Promise … Read More