LinkingGVL: Brewing Social Capital through Open Connections and Spaces

What is Social Capital, and how does it affect our community? The interactions we have, the groups, and the spaces we navigate represent an intangible web of privilege that are not accessible to underserved communities. Particularly when it comes to careers, entrepreneurship, and economic mobility, many lack the trusted networks, knowledge, and opportunities to interact beyond their communities. Travis Wharton, Economic Mobility advisor, will share the meaning and current state of the upstates' Social Capital. We will follow with an evening of community-based design to dive into this topic and allow you to brew ideas around expanded social capital to a wider audience. Our facilitator Travis Wharton is a native of Greenville, SC. He graduated from Claflin University in 2007 with a B.A. in Music Education. He began his teaching career as a middle school band director in Berkeley County Schools. Travis moved back to Upstate South Carolina and received his master's degree in School Administration and Supervision from Clemson University in 2012. Since then, Travis has served as principal at both Mitchell Road Christian Academy and NEXT High School. His love of his community and growing awareness of the economic, educational, and political disparities of people of color drew him to shift from education into the non-profit arena. In 2018, Travis began working as an independent consultant for The Spartanburg County Foundation in partnership with the Network for Southern Economic Mobility initiative. By helping to develop a strategy to connect the capacity of non-profit organizations, government, and community members, Travis is now working to change the economic forecast of all people." Light Refreshments and Beverages will be served. Limited space so RSVP soon. Donations Accepted
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  • February 19, 2020
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