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Local Organizations collaborate for community-wide back to school event

Upstate Community and Family Day

The Urban League of the Upstate, a local non-profit organization. The Urban League of the Upstate’s college access program, Project Ready, prepares middle and high school students for college, work, and life. Since its inception, this program has served thousands of youths across the upstate to ensure academic development, social development, and college culture and awareness on July 30th, 2022, at 225 S. Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville, SC 29607(McAlister Square) from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Project Ready and over twenty organizations have united to present one major back-to-school event called the Upstate Community and Family Day. There will be free backpacks, school supplies, and more. For additional information, contact Rev. Matthew Long, Jr. at 864.501.4222 or

About the Urban League of the Upstate

The Urban League is the oldest and largest community-based organization of its kind in the nation. It is dedicated to the principle of economic empowerment for individuals by providing the tools they need to achieve success. Our vision as the leading champion of empowerment for the black community, The Urban League of the Upstate envisions a region where all people: Are valued members of the community, can adequately support themselves and their families, and can live in neighborhoods that are vibrant and thriving.

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