Education

The Education Committee is creating interactive opportunities for League members to gain an in-depth understanding of our focus areas, Human Trafficking and Economic Mobility, so that we can best support our partner organizations and effectively help women in our community to overcome barriers. Additionally, the Committee is working alongside our community partners to support educational opportunities within the community so all of our citizens can understand that these issues are critical to the vitality of our community and everyone has an opportunity to help remove barriers and increase positive outcomes.  

National Human Trafficking Education Resources:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: CMEC provides specialized technical assistance, analysis and recovery services on cases involving child sex trafficking, provides specialized child sex trafficking training for law enforcement and educators to help identify and respond to child sex trafficking, and writes, contributes to, and/or houses multiple publications pertaining to child sex trafficking. http://www.missingkids.com/theissues/trafficking

The POLARIS Project: Polaris operates the National Human Trafficking Hotline, reports human trafficking data to law enforcement, provides training for service providers, law enforcement, and corporate leaders, and is involved in advocating for anti-trafficking legislation at state and federal levels. https://polarisproject.org/

HEAL Trafficking: HEAL educates health care providers about trafficking and making relevant, evidenced-based training resources more accessible. https://healtrafficking.org/education-and-training-committee/

EPCAT-USA: As the leading policy organization in the United States seeking to end the commercial, sexual exploitation of children, ECPAT-USA focuses on awareness, advocacy, policy, and legislation. ECPAT-USA is a member of ECPAT International, a network of organizations in 95 countries working together toward one common mission: to eliminate the sexual exploitation of children. https://www.ecpatusa.org/

National Center on Sexual Exploitation: The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is the leading national organization exposing the links between all forms of sexual exploitation such as child sexual abuse, prostitution, sex trafficking and the public health crisis of pornography. To accomplish this vision of abolition from sexual exploitation, NCOSE operates on the cutting edge of policy activism to combat corporate and government policies that foster exploitation, advance public education and empowerment, and spur united action by leading the movement through the international Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation. https://endsexualexploitation.org/about/

Local Human Trafficking Education Resources:
SC Attorney General Office Human Trafficking Task Force: Learn about South Carolina legislation and active human trafficking cases. http://www.scag.gov/human-trafficking

SWITCH: SWITCH works with the community to recognize red flags of human trafficking, works with schools and church groups to identify tactics that traffickers use on victims in order to prevent vulnerability, and works with male volunteers to end the demand for commercial sex and pornography. https://www.switchsc.org

Julie Valentine Center: Julie Valentine Center is a nonprofit organization that provides free, confidential services to sexual assault and child abuse survivors and their families. The Julie Valentine Center offers multiple education programs for students 2nd through 12th grade to learn about healthy relationships, sexual harassment, and violence prevention. https://www.julievalentinecenter.org/community-education-programs.html

National Economic Mobility Education Resources:
The Pew Charitable Trusts: The Pew Charitable Trusts aims to conduct rigorous analysis to inform and improve public policy by providing data to understand trends and results. Pew has conducted many research briefings on economic mobility to better understand how mobility is affected by gender, race, education, geography, and more. https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/topics/economic-mobility

Community Action Partnership: Community Action Partnership is a national 501(c)3 that provides organizations, nonprofits, and public agencies with technical assistance and training to help connect American families to better opportunities. Community Action Partnership provides reports and recorded webinars on the economic mobility initiative on their website. https://communityactionpartnership.com/community-action-economic-mobility/

Habitat for Humanity: Affordable housing is a barrier for anyone looking to control their costs of living. Habitat or Humanity provides educational resources on the topic of affordable housing and how to advocate for solutions. https://www.habitat.org/costofhome

Junior Achievement: Junior Achievement provides K-12 grade lessons on personal finance, jobs and careers, economics, and other business topics. Students learn how their families contribute to the well-being of their community. https://www.juniorachievement.org/web/ja-usa/ja-programs

Local Economic Mobility Education Resources:
GVL Network for Southern Economic Mobility: The GVL NSEM was established in 2017 with a goal to establish an action plan for improving economic mobility in Greenville County. The group has compiled a library of research, articles, and stories pertaining to national and local economic mobility topics. https://www.gvlnsem.net/learning

United Way of Greenville County: United Way focuses on the “cycle of success” to impact poverty in our community – 1) Life Essentials; 2) School Readiness; 3) High School Graduation; and 4) Financial Stability. Learn more about United Ways financial stability initiatives and funded programs. https://www.unitedwaygc.org/financial-stability

United Ministries: United Ministries provides crisis assistance, homeless services, GED education, and employment readiness trainings. Schedule a speaker to talk with your group about their services and the issues facing the people they work with every day. https://united-ministries.org/how-you-can-help/schedule-a-speaker/

CommunityWorks: CommunityWorks is a non-profit financial organization that helps underserved families achieve financial stability and economic achievement with financial education, lending, and investing. Financial education programs include homebuyer assistance, youth savers club, and financial wellness check-ups. https://communityworkscarolina.org/financial-opportunities/consumer-financial-services/