Ten Counties. One Upstate. Stronger Together

Human Potential

Creating opportunities for all Upstate residents to succeed

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People are the Upstate’s greatest resource.

By creating an educational culture that provides quality opportunities for everyone to learn and develop, we will develop to our fullest potential. We will cultivate our creativity, capitalize on our diversity, harness our determination, and encourage activities that provide all Upstate residents with opportunities to enjoy the positive qualities of life in the region.

Results:

  • Brought together the seven United Ways in the Upstate to develop the Upstate Born Learning Early Childhood Messaging Campaign.
  • Convening the Child Well-Being Network to look at ways to ensure success for all Upstate children (prenatal to age 26).
  • Assisted the Barbara Stone Foundation in convening a meeting of organizations providing care to individuals with disabilities

Human Potential Initiatives

Human Potential Task Force
The Human Potential Task Force works to ensure that every individual in the Upstate is afforded the opportunity to reach their full potential. The task force oversees the Upstate Child Well-Being Network and the Senior Issues Group which work to improve quality of life specifically for seniors and children.

Who's a member of the Human Potential Task Force?

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Find recent meeting notes below:

June 15, 2016 Meeting Notes

United Way 2-1-1 Info Session

March 18, 2015 Meeting Notes


Are you interested in joining the Human Potential Task Force? Just fill out the contact form below!

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Upstate Child Well-Being Network
The Upstate Child Well-Being Network is a group of service providers, philanthropists, business leaders, elected officials, government leaders, and community volunteers that meet to discuss best practices for child well-being organizations, look for gaps in services, and work to ensure every child in the Upstate has an optimal opportunity for success. The network is led by a leadership team that oversees four groups focused on: housing, health, substance abuse prevention, and family engagement.

Who's a member of the Child Well-Being Network Leadership Team?

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Find recent meeting notes below:

Strategy & Action Plan

December 6, 2016 CWBN Leadership Team Meeting Notes

October 19, 2016 CWBN Family Engagement Workgroup Meeting Notes

October 19, 2016 CWBN Family Engagement Meeting Presentation

October 18, 2016 CWBN Health Workgroup Meeting Notes

October 18, 2016 CWBN Health Workgroup Meeting Presentation

August 25, 2016 CWBN Substance Abuse Prevention Meeting Notes

August 25, 2016 CWBN Substance Abuse Prevention Workgroup Meeting Presentation

April 19, 2016 CWBN Leadership Team Meeting Notes

April 12, 2016 CWBN Housing Workgroup Meeting Notes

April 12, 2016 CWBN Housing Workgroup Meeting - Dream Center of Pickens Co. Presentation

March 29, 2016 CWBN Substance Abuse Prevention Workgroup Meeting Notes

March 23, 2016 CWBN Health Workgroup Meeting Notes

March 23, 2016 CWBN Health Workgroup Meeting - New Impact Childhood Obesity Treatment Program Presentation

March 16, 2016 Family Engagement Meeting Notes

March 16, 2016 Family Engagement Website Presentation by Engenius

February 16, 2016 Leadership Team Meeting Notes

January 28, 2016 Substance Abuse Prevention Workgroup Meeting Presentation

January 28, 2016 Substance Abuse Prevention Workgroup Meeting Notes

January 20, 2016 Housing Workgroup Meeting Presentation

January 20, 2016 Housing Workgroup Meeting Notes

January 14, 2016 Family Engagement Workgroup Meeting Presentation

January 14, 2016 Family Engagement Workgroup Meeting Notes

January 13, 2016 Health Workgroup Meeting Presentation

January 13, 2016 Health Workgroup Meeting Notes

October 6, 2015 Meeting Notes

August 5, 2015 Meeting Notes

January 28, 2015 Meeting Notes

Are you interested in joining the Child Well-Being Network? Just fill out the contact form below!

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Please select the group(s) in which you are interested in participating:
Leadership TeamHousing Group(Physical & Mental) Health GroupSubstance Abuse Prevention GroupFamily Engagement Group

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Senior Issues Group
Did you know aging seniors (60 and above) make up over 25% of the Upstate’s population? With South Carolina being recognized as one of the top places to retire in the nation, it is important that the Upstate identify and address issues our aging population may face. The Senior Issues Group focuses on the well-being of senior citizens in the Upstate. After conducting a Senior Needs Assessment in 2013, it was determined that the three barriers to seniors living to their full potential are: home needs (i.e. repairs, lawn care, etc.), food, and transportation. The group is looking at ways to address each of these criteria to ensure Upstate seniors all living to their full potential.

Do you know a senior looking for services in the Upstate? Check out the maps below to see which organizations are in their area.

Map of Upstate Food Assistance Organizations for Seniors

Map of Upstate Housing Assistance Organizations for Seniors

Who's a member of the Senior Issues Group?

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Find recent meeting notes below:

November 9, 2016 Meeting Notes

May 26, 2016 Housing & Home Needs Workgroup Meeting Notes

November 11, 2015 Food Workgroup Meeting Notes

October 5, 2015 Volunteerism Workgroup Meeting Notes

September 9, 2015 Volunteerism Workgroup Meeting Notes

August 19, 2015 Meeting Notes

April 21, 2015 Meeting Notes

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2015 Upstate Superintendent & School Boards Meeting
On February 12th, over 80 Upstate Superintendents and School Board members representing 20 of the 23 school districts met at USC Upstate for the first ever Upstate Superintendents and School Boards Meeting. The meeting brought together the leaders of the Upstate Public Schools in one place to open the lines of communication, freely share best practices and to discuss opportunities for future collaboration. The education leaders also worked to craft a regional message about education to share with other leaders from across the region during an upcoming Elected Officials Meeting.

Click the link below to see all of the presentations, photos, and information that came out of the meeting.

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Spring 2016 Upstate Education & Economic Development Forum
Fall 2016 Upstate Education & Economic Development Forum
On November 10, 2016 Upstate Superintendents and school board members, higher education, business leaders, and workforce and economic development representatives met to discuss the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate and how that compares to what Upstate businesses are actually looking for.

Please click below to view the meeting presentation:
Fall 2016 Upstate Education & Economic Development Forum Presentation

Breakout Session Responses: Big Ideas to Positively Impact Upstate Education & Workforce

To get involved in the Human Potential task force, please contact Tiffany Tate, Assistant Director.

Committee Chairs:

Paul Corbeil, Former Oconee County Councilman

Karen Burgess, ECPI University

Ready to get involved?
Check out our events webpage to register for upcoming meetings.