South Carolina

We’re Empowering South Carolinans to Be the Voice for Kids

 South Carolinans overwhelmingly support investing in our kids, and especially early education.

This is key because research shows the first five years of children’s lives are critically important for their development. We’re committed to ensuring all children succeed in school and life.

Learn how we’re investing in South Carolina’s future. 


Upcoming Events

Charleston County Action Team Meeting

April 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
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Orangeburg Community Action Team Meeting

April 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
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May Columbia Action Team Meeting

May 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
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May Greenville/Spartanburg Action Team Meeting

May 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
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State Leadership

Hafeezah Yates
State Manager, South Carolina

Hafeezah Yates a Charleston, SC native is a lifelong advocate for children. She has served in many different capacities serving children and families in South Carolina. Hafeezah knows the importance of supporting early childhood experiences. Hafeezah a single mom of two, has a Master’s degree in organizational management and leadership from Capella University. She has a background in community outreach, family services, and victim advocacy. Hafeezah looks forward to amplifying the voices of children and families in South Carolina.

Email Hafeezah at [email protected]


Tara Davis
South Carolina Senior Associate Family Engagement

Tara comes to us from the Orangeburg County School District, where she was the Community Engagement Coordinator for Save the Children Early Education Programs. In that role, she was responsible for coordinating the efforts and activities of the local Community Collaborative, improving educational outcomes through collaboration, building community partnerships, increasing knowledge and skills with parents, implementing community participatory approaches, and program planning. Before USP, Tara worked for the Orangeburg Community Action Agency Head Start Center as a Head Start teacher, where she worked with children in the classroom focusing on individualized child development and classroom management.

Tara has an associate degree in early childhood education and has plans to further her education and receive her bachelor’s degree. Tara is a mother of four, and loves working in the community, ministry, singing and gardening.

Email Tara at [email protected]

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