Most federal departments have a state-based counterpart in the US governing system. Following that structure, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) administers National Service at the federal level and works in partnership with the South Carolina Service Commission to develop service programs addressing key challenges. The United Way Association of South Carolina was named the Administration Entity for the Commission in 2007 and has been housed within the organization ever since.
UWASC and the Commission share the aligned goal to leverage volunteerism to improve the quality of life for all within the state. Both positions will have contact with our fellow UWASC team, but will be specifically focused on the SC Service Commission. The Commission administers AmeriCorps programming, supports volunteerism, and responds during disasters.
AmeriCorps programs help communities address locally-defined challenges by mobilizing America’s greatest asset, it's citizens. AmeriCorps Members across the state engage civic leaders committed to utilizing their skills, experience, and passion to address needs in the following focus areas: Disaster Services, Education, Economic Opportunity, Environmental Stewardship, Healthy Futures, and Veterans and Military Families.