Becca began as an MSW intern at St. Lawrence Place in 2005 and joined the staff full-time as Director of Grants and Special Projects in 2007. Becca writes and evaluates grants, organizes special events and serves as the communications coordinator at St. Lawrence Place.

Race for the Place 2014 Review by Tour de Blue Shoes

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

Alex McDonald, a self-proclaimed “running freak,” and author of the blog Tour de Blue Shoes, recently reviewed the Race for the Place 5K.  We are flattered by his kind words about the race, and hope he continues to patronize our event!

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His words were also sampled as the front page story in the Columbia Running Club‘s weekly newsletter.

Read the story in the CRC newsletter here: CRC February 13 2014

 

Heart to Heart: A Positive Parenting Program

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

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Tricia Havenstein of Edventure on Family Literacy Night at SLP

Heart to Heart: A Positive Parenting Program is the newest program for families at SLP.  Through community partners and existing parenting programs, SLP will administer a weekly program aimed at improving relationships between parents and children, and in turn improving outcomes for children.  School readiness and success, along with a healthy parental relationship can make all the difference for our children.

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Kids Create: Kickboxing Fun with JLC

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

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A few weeks ago some enthusiastic volunteers from Junior League of Columbia came out to St. Lawrence Place to lead the kids in our after school program in a kickboxing class as part of their Healthy Kids in Transition initiative.

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Race for the Place 5K this Saturday!

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

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There is still time to register to run or walk this awesome-ly flat and fast course in Columbia, SC!  This event is family-friendly, including a Kids Fun Run, including goody bags and medals for all kids.  Plus, chicken, bagels, and other goodies after the race from PDQ Columbia, EarthFare Columbia,  and Panera Bread!
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Ground Breaking for New Affordable Housing in Columbia!

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

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On January 22nd, 2014, Trinity Housing Corporation (THC) broke ground on Live Oak Place in Columbia, SC.  Live Oak Place is going to be 4 new affordable housing units for families, located next door to St. Lawrence Place, THC’s existing transitional housing program for homeless families.
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Where is Homelessness Getting Worse (and Better)?

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

An infographic on the state of homelessness in America via ThinkProgress.

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South Carolina is in the pink.