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Community Outreach

"The College Cares" Initiative seeks to better-engage the campus community with Charleston’s minority community.

A list of current and past projects is listed below. 


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The College is supporting Save More Kids from Jan. 16 to March 30, 2018

Save More Kids (SMK) is a Liberian-American nonprofit founded by Q. Karmue in response to the need he saw following Liberia’s 2015 Ebola Crisis and ongoing fallout from Liberia’s second civil war.  Over the years, SMK has gained support from prominent Charlestonians including former Mayor Joe Riley and current ILA President Ken Riley. Supplies are currently being collected to benefit SMK's Period Project and will be shipped to Liberia later this year. In addition to supporting women and girls in Liberia, SMK seeks to help Liberians in need through public health, economic development, food outreach, housing and education. Click here to learn more about SMK's work.


The College Cares:  Write-In, Spring 2017

CofC students contributed 500 handwritten notes of encouragement delivered to Sanders-Clyde Elementary School (a Title 1 school) in March 2017


The College Cares: Spring Cleaning Book Drive, Spring 2017

CofC departments donated nearly 80 children's books delivered to locally-owned African American barbershops and hair salons to promote childhood literacy


"Calling All Colors 2017" at Mother Emanuel AME Church, June 2017

Students (grades 1-8) participated in an activity entitled "Walk a Mile in My Shoes" meant to celebrate their individuality and uniqueness