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Tau Kappa Phi, Inc.
"Founded in 2002, our organization prides itself on not only serving the LGBT community but also, impacting all communities without presumption. We do this, while providing our members a haven of acceptance, expression and empowerment.
Tau Kappa Phi, Incorporated has the honor in being the only Greek-letter organization constitutional bounded by five organizations: Kappa Psi Kappa Fraternity Inc., Phi Nu Kappa Sorority, Inc., Alpha Psi Kappa, Fraternity Inc., Alpha Omega Kappa, Fraternity Inc., and Kappa Iota Sigma, Sorority Inc."
Independent Paparazzi Consultant
Welcome to Klass Act's Jewelry Box, a husband (M. Greg) and spouse (Tamara) duo! We have dedicated our lives to the fight for equality and equity. We believe that ALL people, regardless of gender, should be able to wear whatever jewelry they want. Together we want to bring striking, affordable, Lead and Nickel free jewelry to anyone who wants to express themselves, or accentuate their outfit! We have dedicated our time to personalize each of our Paparazzi client's experience. From that special occasion, to the general accessorizing of each outfit, we are here to help you. Contact us if you'd like to book a house party, vending event, or even kids birthday party! Are you curious about joining the Paparazzi family? Join our team and we'll both be there with you every step of the way!! And remember, men sell Paparazzi too!
The South Carolina Restorative Justice Initiative (“SCRJI”) was founded to respond to the growing need for alternative pathways to justice in South Carolina. Housed within the University of South Carolina School of Law, our primary mission is to educate and promote dialogue about the concepts of restorative and transformative justice and to facilitate the development of restorative justice practices in our community.
The South Carolina Community Health Worker Association (SCCHWA) was founded in December 2014 in response to Community Health Workers (CHWs) voicing their need to be better trained, better supported, and better heard. In 2017 SCCHWA became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership-driven organization with a mission to support the CHWs workforce across South Carolina as they work to promote health equity and social justice.
Our Objectives & Mission
Align CHW training in South Carolina with nationally established core competencies, including standardizing the experiential learning component of CHW curriculum.
Promote uniform standards and requirements for the training, certification, and continuing education of CHWs and CHW Instructors in South Carolina.
Educate those working in the health and social service sectors about the role, scope of services, evidence of success, and best practices related to CHWs.
Develop and enhance opportunities for building the CHW workforce and its capacity to succeed.
The National Association of Community Health Workers (NACHW) was founded in April 2019 after several years of planning and organizing by Community Health Workers (CHWs) and allies across the United States. NACHW is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership-driven organization with a mission to unify CHWs across geography, ethnicity, sector and experience to support communities to achieve health, equity and social justice.
Housed at the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health, the Center for Community Health Alignment (CCHA) has a strong understanding of health equity and the impact social determinants play on health. Our mission at the Arnold School is to use evidence-based models and meaningful engagement strategies to co-create solutions with community leaders that address health inequities.
CCHA brings together two major initiatives, the Community Health Worker Institute (CHWI) and Equity through Meaningful Community Engagement (EMCE). Together, the entities within CCHA work collaboratively to address health inequities in communities throughout South Carolina. The Community Health Worker Institute was created to ensure well-trained and supported Community Health Workers are in our communities supporting greater access to health for all. CCHA approaches diversity and equity with community members at the center, creating solutions by the community and for the community through Equity through Meaningful Community Engagement (EMCE).
SC United for Justice and Equality envisions a South Carolina where everyone can thrive, with a focus on the lived and legal equality of LGBTQ+ people. The coalition advocates for the passage of legislation to protect LGBTQ+ community members and opposes anti-LGBTQ+ legislation.
The coalition also works on intersecting issues of social justice, including racial justice, reproductive justice, voting rights, and health care access. Our work centers and amplifies the voices and experiences of those most impacted. We build the political power and voice of LGBTQ+ people in SC through both rapid response and long-term organizing and advocacy.
Gender Benders is a grassroots organization for transgender and gender diverse folks in the Southeastern US. We are based in Upstate, SC and we have chapters and partner organizations in Hattiesburg, MS, Clemson, SC, and Hendersonville, NC. Gender Benders started as a group of 3 folks talking about what needs we had as trans and gender diverse people living in an area with no existing resources or support networks - and what we could realistically do to meet those needs with no money. From those conversations we developed a three pronged approach to serving our people. The first leg of what we do is connecting people to the resources they need to lead full and healthy lives. The second leg of what we do is engaging in activism and education work to help create safer communities for our people. Lastly, the third leg of what we do is hold intentional space for people to develop relationships with other trans and gender diverse people who can serve as a support system for each other. We still don't have much money, but today Gender Benders serves over 550 people from across the Southeast.
The Harriet Hancock LGBT Center is a safe and inclusive home that supports, educates, and empowers the LGBT community, our allies, and our neighbors.
The Mission of the South Carolina Black Pride Inc. (SCBP), Is to Unify and Celebrate the Diversity, Creativity, And Beauty Of South Carolina’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Queer, and Non-Gender Conforming (LGBTQ) Communities of Color And Our Supporters, In Order To Empower And Promote The Human Rights Of All Families And Communities.
South Carolina Pride Movement, located in Columbia, SC, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the needs of the LGBTQ+ community and its partners through educational events, entertainment, community outreach, and celebrations of diversity throughout the year. SC Pride produces each year Famously Hot SC Pride Festival, Get Lit Nighttime Parade & Concert, OutFest Columbia, and more. The Pride Festival, held in October each year on Main Street, is one of the largest outdoor festivals in the city and the largest LGBT event in the state.