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.

Kids Create: Science Quest Fun

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

Some photos from a recent visit from USC Science major volunteers, performing science experiments with the kids in our after school program through a program called Science Quest.  This particular day the kids were learning about and exploding their own homemade volcanoes.


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Kids Create: Picasso Collages

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

Photos of some unique collages, inspired by the colors, patterns, and shapes found in some of Picasso’s work, created by the children in our after school program, with the help of the Columbia Museum of Art outreach staff:


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Kids Create: Pop Art Hands

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

Back in February, the Columbia Museum of Art outreach staff led the children in the St. Lawrence Place after school program in creating unique art using their hand prints, in the style of Pop Artist Andy Warhol.


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Kids Create: A Volcano!

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

Back in February, the Science Quest crew of volunteers from USC led the kids in the St. Lawrence Place after school program in a hands-on experiment:  creating a volcano!


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Summer Camp & Literacy Gains

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

Most students lose about two months of grade level equivalency in mathematics over the summer months.  Low-income students also lose more than two months in reading achievement, despite the fact that their middle-class peers make slight gains in reading, (Cooper, 1996).

Cocky’s Reading Express event at the USC Horseshoe

Last summer, in order to help combat this summer learning loss, and through a generous grant from Central Carolina Community Foundation, we provided a quality, literacy-based, full-day summer learning program for 32 homeless and impoverished children ages 4-11.
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Flashback: And They’re Off! (video from Race for the Place 5K)

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

On Saturday, February 9, 2013, we hosted our 4th annual Race for the Place 5K event to benefit the families living in our transitional housing program at St. Lawrence Place.  This year’s event raised over $10,500 for SLP!
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