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Education, Arts, and Culture

Major Initiatives


  1. Know that in the world of today being highly educated is essential for economic success and a high quality of life.

  2. Know that being highly educated is possible for me, for my family, and for my community.

To this end, the SC-HEF developed Know2 prilot programs in three South Carolina counties:  Beaufort County, Cherokee County, and Malrboro County.

The Riley Center became involved through the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (CHE), developing and administering survey and research tools to gather public perception of higher education in these regions.  With the information gathered from these surveys, the SC-HEF and CHE were able to better focus the development of the program and its goals, and help overcome any negative perceptions of higher education from the community.  Download the Know2 Core Overview

For more information, please visit the SC Higher Education Foundation, and the Commission on Higher Education.

Lowcountry Graduate Center Educational Assessment

In 2015, a comprehensive study using focus groups and surveys was performed for the Lowcountry Graduate Center in order to determine the interest in and barriers to obtaining a graduate degree in the fields of advanced manufacturing and engineering, education, and healthcare.  Click here to read the entire study.  You can learn more about the LGC and the programs that they offer by visiting their website here.

Charleston Promise Neighborhood

The Riley Center has worked with CPN since its inception providing grant writing support, program evaluation, planning and assessment assistance and other expertise.

The University Center of Greenville Higher Education Assessment 

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Charleston County School District

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