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SCCMA Launches Community Civic Engagement Initiative

The South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs (“CMA”) is encouraging communities to become more civically engaged through a new Civic Engagement and Education Academy. The Commission for Minority Affairs will offer a virtual course on civic advocacy beginning August 2020. Individuals, groups and organizations are encouraged to participate in the free program. READ MORE

 

Small Business Webinar: Paycheck Protection Program

The S.C. Commission for Minority Affairs and the S.C. Small Business Development Centers (Orangeburg) held a webinar on Wednesday, July 8 for small business owners on available financial COVID-19 relief programs including the Paycheck Protection Program. Facilitators included Brenton Brown, Director of Public Policy & Community Affairs for the commission; Jim Johnson, Region Director at the SC Small Business Development Centers (SCSBDC) and Bernita Platt, business consultant for SCSBDC-Myrtle Beach. To view the full webinar, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lGCrl6vSV4

 

Submit Your Information to be Included in the Small & Minority Business Directory

The S.C. Commission for Minority Affairs is developing a statewide Minority Business Directory to provide information to uses who are interested in doing business with minority-owned businesses. To be included in the directory, complete the Minority Business Directory Questionnaire.

 

Complete the 2020 Census by September 30, 2020

The time is now to complete the #2020Census! Help shape your future and your community's future by completing the questionnaire online today! Visit our Census page for more information.

 

2020 Community Survey

The S.C. Commission for Minority Affairs is conducting an online survey to better understand the impact of COVID-19 and the recent tornadoes on communities across the state. The survey will track how communities are receiving information related to the COVID-19 pandemic; the impact of COVID-19 on individuals (employment) and small businesses, and the ability to receive financial assistance; the impact of the recent tornadoes (April 13, 2020) in South Carolina; and more. To complete the survey in English, click https://bit.ly/cmacommunitysurvey. To complete the survey in Spanish (Español), click https://bit.ly/cmasurveyspanish.

 

COVID-19 Statewide Working Group for Latinx & Immigrant Communities

The SC Commission for Minority Affairs, SC Appleseed Legal Justice Center, PASOs and Hispanic Alliance formed a statewide working group of individuals, organizations and businesses serving the Latinx and immigrant communities in SC. The purpose of the work group is to coordinate and share information and resources available to families responding to the COVID-19 crisis. The group created a Directory of Service Providers to facilitate the process of finding resources, sharing information and promoting networking. If you, or your organization, are assisting the Latinx/immigrant community, or if you want to start helping, please complete the form! To ensure an accurate database, please complete all information. For more information, contact Ivan Segura at isegura@cma.sc.gov or Louise Popock at LPocock@scjustice.org.

                                                                              

We're Still Working for You

While our office is closed to the public, we're still committed to serving you. Our staff is working remotely and is available to assist you. To reach a member of our team, call (803) 333-9621 or email info@cma.sc.gov. STAFF DIRECTORY                    

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