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Special Community Programs

A: Tower Garden Legacy Project: 9 families, 1 local H&R Block business, and the local AARP organization participated in a 5 months alternative gardening process that addressed: daily healthy eating habits and education to a new method of gardening. Each participant (tower garden farmer) had the apparatus placed into their homes/establishment to experience; 30% less water and 3x yield. Tower garden farmers first harvest was given to the food pantry *Funded by H&R Block grant.
B: Operation BUTTERFLY: One year diabetes prevention program with 12 participants facilitated by 2 certified life coaches (residents) Goal: 3%-5% weight loss and 150 minutes physical activity weekly.

Resident Driven Projects

We take pride in our resident driven projects:

Community Garden

Local resident farmers and community members help plant and grow 9 flower beds and a garden. With an irrigation system installed and tedious upkeep from volunteers, the community garden serves on average 30 resident families per harvest which is also open to the general public.

Storage Sheds

Two sheds were constructed by 8 community residents. Residents wanted secure storage for gardening and pantry equipment. They collaborated, selected a design plan, and worked diligently for two weeks constructing and painting their own community storage sheds

Community Homeless Drive/Point In Time Count

GIDC, Berkeley County School District, Continuum of Care, and First Presbyterian Church launched a collective initiative to bring awareness to homelessness in Berkeley County to allocate federal funds to the current issue; Community resident Tacisha Pickney empowers her community to contribute to homeless drives and collaborates with Berkeley County School district future initiatives

Community Picnic Tables/Benches

Tyler McCoy is a community resident of Mitton Lane with an amazing wood-work skill set. He used his natural talent to share with the community kids and local residents in a self promoted program, “Creations with the Real McCoy” at the community center. What resulted was a three day life skills mentoring session and hands on construction of 6 community picnic tables that fold out into benches. These legacy seatings created safe spaces for gatherings and a story for our community youth to share as their personal memories.

Community Campaigns at CHIC:

All PSA videos were produced by community R.J. President
and Trident Tech Media Arts student Kyle Pavelis
Misrepresentation of Youth Homelessness in Berkeley County
Power of the African American Voice in Local Government
Community Investment Promotes Community Sustainability