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South Carolina has something to offer everyone. With easy access to cities like Atlanta, Charlotte, Greenville, and Charleston, South Carolinians have the best of both city and small town lifestyles. Additionally, the warm weather and natural beauty of our beaches, lakes, and mountains makes hospitality and tourism one of our most profitable industries.
Life in South Carolina is centered around food, family, and community. Corps members are welcomed with open arms as they join alongside the distinguished and committed community members working tirelessly to make the joys of life in South Carolina a shared experience for all.
Vacant teaching positions in South Carolina public schools for the 2017-18 school year.
Decrease over four years in the number of South Carolina students graduating with a bachelor's degree eligible for teacher certification.
“Having an investment in where you’re from and a pride in seeing it get better—there’s a passion there. This is where I’m supposed to be, where I can make an impact.”
Julia Louise Doe
South Carolina at a Glance
There’s a lot to do in Florence and surrounding areas. Downtown Florence is home to great restaurants, bars, and coffee shops and hosts Florence After 5, the Pecan Festival, a year-round farmers market, Oktoberfest, and other fun events. Outdoor activities include local parks, hiking and running trails, and Neptune’s Water Park. In the spring, Lake City hosts Artfields, a week-long art competition that also includes a 5K color walk and run.
Orangeburg is a tight-knit community perfectly situated between Columbia and Charleston for easy day trips. Friday night football is big, and community events include the Festival of Roses and homecoming celebrations at Claflin University and South Carolina State University. Orangeburg also sponsors a number of youth and adult sports leagues, including flag football, kickball, and softball. There are plenty of local parks and opportunities to explore outdoors, including camping and fishing near Lake Marion in Santee State Park.
South Carolina’s Low Country is home to beautiful beaches, an incredible food scene, and plenty of outdoor activities. Explore gorgeous downtown Charleston including the Charleston City Market, catch a Riverdogs baseball game, attend the MOJA Arts Festival, and check out local breweries. The city of Walterboro in Colleton County includes a plethora of vintage antique stores, Edisto Island, a 600 acre wildlife sanctuary with hiking, biking, and canoeing trails, farmers markets, a year-round Christmas bakery, and great food.
United Way Association of South Carolina
Teach For America South Carolina is honored to be a recipient of AmeriCorps funding through the United Way Association of South Carolina. Corps Members serve as AmeriCorps members during the Teach For America corps experience and receive full AmeriCorps benefits upon successful completion of their service.