Seminar Development for the South Carolina
Lieutenant Governor’s
Office on Aging

Our team developed a seminar, “Professional Communications” to empower the staff of the Lieutenant Governor’s Office on Aging to equip their clients who were seeking employment with essential business communication skills. Components of the seminar included, “Leading the Write Way”, in which staff learned principles to equip their clients with effective writing techniques and, “Effective Oral Communications”, in which staff bolstered their ability to convey best practice principles in oral communication to their clients.

Passage of SC Bill S 198

As a then current member of a foster youth advocacy group, Go Out and Learn Life (GOALL), 10 years ago, our Principal and CEO, worked with GOALL and a team of child welfare advocates to introduce legislation to better enable youth in foster care to obtain a beginner’s permit or driver’s license. The language of the old law specified that only a parent or guardian of a child could authorize the child to get his orher beginners permit. This requirement was a barrier to children in foster care and others in non-traditional family settings from obtaining permits and licenses. Dedicated to ensuring children in foster care have the same opportunities as their peers, after 10 years of advocacy and strategy, our Principal and CEO saw this goal to fruition- on April 10, 2017, Governor Henry McMaster signed Senate Bill 198, enabling youth in foster care the opportunity to earn their driver’s license.

Development of
TRW & Company, LLC

Our team enabled Tonia Reed Williams to translate her vision of transferring her 20 plus years of community and economic development experience into developing her own economic development company, TRW and Company, LLC. Through a needs assessment and an initial consultation, we were able to determine the appropriate structure for Ms. Williams’ company and develop a comprehensive strategy to incorporate and establish TRW and Company, LLC in Atlanta, GA.

SC Housing

Through her four-year employment(2013-2017) with SC Housing, our Principal and CEO, Krystel Reid, LMSW, achieved many successes.  Notable accomplishments included:

  • The development and implementation of a project plan to lead the agency through the re-design and development of content of its website, formerly a 200 plus page website
  • In collaboration with the Department of Housing and Urban Development, SC Disaster Recovery Office, SC EMD, and other community partners, developed a housing action plan, resulting in South Carolina receiving a $300 million Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR), which enabled South Carolinians to receive grants for housing assistance and repair from the October 2015 flood.
  • Developing and managing agency Congressional and State legislative relationships to advocate locally and nationally for the advancement of affordable housing