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Each Turkey Day, the Draytons return to their ancestral estate

Coastal Community Foundation celebrates 40 years of helping individuals and nonprofits better the Lowcountry

Creating the communities of tomorrow (while stewarding the landscapes of today)

Educating our future workforce


Changing the approach to community development

Beyond finger-painting—recreating kindergarten for the 21st century

Discoveries, innovation, exploration

Numbers, projections, and a graph or two indicate what’s in store. Hint: high density

Helping nature go with the flow in the Internet Age

The future of Charleston is being shaped now. By whom? And how? And—grab your Google glasses for this one—will we be ready?

Giving young women hope and opportunity for a brighter future

Is it “Back to the Future” as personalized learning shifts how we create forward-thinking learning spaces? Ye olde one-room schoolhouse may be hipper than you think

Wisdom for the Challenges Ahead

Get big laughs from teen improv comedians

Of all the superlative labels attached to Charleston—“most polite city,” “best place to live,” “top spot to visit”—the least talked about may be the only one that really matters: “most homeless.” A study conducted for the Conference of Mayors revealed that between 2010 and 2011, of 29 U.S. cities surveyed, Charleston had the greatest percentage increase of families experiencing homelessness—150 percent. The following school year (2011-2012), Charleston County School District documented 700 homeless children in its classrooms. Here, we move beyond the statistics by meeting two local families whose road to the American Dream took an unexpected detour through homelessness.

Call it a cluster, a corridor, or whatever you want—the creative spirit in Charleston is reshaping our economy and even the contours of the Upper Peninsula