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Columbia Business Monthly

The Center for Educational Equity Awarded United Way Of Greenville County Grant

MPA Strategies client, the Center for Educational Equity, has been awarded a United Way of Greenville County grant towards the purchase of a database system for the organization.

The Center for Educational Equity (CEE), a nonprofit youth organization in Greenville founded by SC Representative Leola Robinson-Simpson, serves local, underprivileged children by providing after-school tutoring and other mentoring and educational services. For more than 18 years, CEE has impacted the lives of hundreds of students in neighboring areas by providing a safe and nurturing environment and equipping them for future success.

MPA Strategies Director of Procurement and Grants Adrienne Patrick secured the grant.

CEE’s daily after-school program and summer camps include academic tutoring, exposure to the arts, athletics and fitness, service projects, and college scholarship assistance. CEE is proud of the program’s proven results demonstrated by a 95 percent high school graduation rate, 67 percent awards of A/B Honor Roll, 100 percent reduction in school disciplinary referrals, and 0 percent rate of involvement with the Juvenile Justice System for program participants.

“Purchasing a database system will certainly promote efficiency in the administration and management of CEE, allowing us to better serve students currently enrolled in our program as well as enable us to identify further areas of need and reach even more people we can help. We are grateful to the United Way of Greenville County for their support,” said Taliah Anderson, CEE’s Board Chairman.