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United Way of Greenville receives $3M from Social Innovation Fund

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The grant announcement is made at Tanglewood Middle. (Sept. 23, 2014/FOX Carolina) The grant announcement is made at Tanglewood Middle. (Sept. 23, 2014/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Last week the Corporation for National Community Service announced that United Way of Greenville County was awarded a $3 million Social Innovation Fund grant.

The federal grant is a three-year investment to support the success of middle school students and their families.

An announcement made today at Tanglewood Middle School by partners from United Way, Greenville County Schools and the Riley Institute at Furman University said the grant will be used to implement an early warning and response system, a dropout prevention strategy, at Tanglewood, Lakeview Middle School, Berea Middle School and Greenville Early College.

"If we are to strengthen our whole community, we must focus on the communities that need us most and change the odds for our children in these neighborhoods," said Greenville County School Board Member Glenda Morrison-Fair.

The program will see even more support as funds will be matched dollar for dollar by United Way and other foundations and corporations.

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