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The Social Change Initiative

Our Mission: To provide high-quality services, strengthening and revitalizing communities by equipping families with the skills and knowledge to promote long-term behavior changes to prevent child abuse and neglect.

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Our Vision: To unify communities by improving and revitalizing social, educational and economic conditions within the communities

·  During 2008-2012,14% (or 148,000) of children in South Carolina lived in households in high poverty areas. (SC Kids Count 2014)

·  In 2012, 36% of South Carolina's children live in households with parents that lack secure employment. (SC Kids Count 2014)


According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Kids Count Data Book 2014:
  • In Abbeville County during 2008-12, 12.6% of teens between the ages of 16-19 did not attend school and did not work, compared to a state rate of 9.1%. (SC Kids Count 2014)
  • In 2012, 43% or 437,000 of children in South Carolina lived in homes led by single-parents.In 2012, 27% (or 288,000) of children in South Carolina live in poverty. This number increased from 23% in 2005. (SC Kids Count 2014)

  • In McCormick County during 2008-2012, 28.8% of persons between the ages of 18-24 had not completed high school, compared to 17.8% of persons the same age group across the state. (SC Kids Count)

  • In Newberry County during 2008-2012, 11.3% of children lived in households where parents were not in the workforce (SC Kids Count)

  • During 2008-2012,14% (or 148,000) of children in South Carolina lived in households in high poverty areas. (SC Kids Count 2014)

  • In 2012, 36% of South Carolina's children live in households with parents that lack secure employment. (SC Kids Count 2014)
  • During 2008-2012, 14% (or 148,000) of children in South Carolina lived in households in high poverty areas. (SC Kids Count, 2014)
  • In 2012, 36% of South Carolina's children live in households with parents that lack secure employment. (SC Kids Count 2014)

    The Social Change Initiative, Inc. supports Abbeville, Greenwood, Laurens, Newberry, and McCormick Counties with their individual community revitalization efforts by providing programs, educational workshops, community referrals, crisis management supports, in addition to other invaluable agency and community resources empowering our regional families for success.



    Seeking New Board Members: The Social Change Initiative is seeking new board members. Interested parties can download and complete a board member recruitment application. Mail completed forms with an updated resumes to 1801 A Bypass 72 N.E., Greenwood, SC 29649, Attn: Santasha Allen.
    New Board Member Application Form