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FBI Recognition: McLawhorn and Columbia Urban League continue winning ways For the second consecutive year, Mr. James T. McLawhorn, Jr., and the Columbia Urban League have received national recognition for outstanding community service and leadership. Mr. McLawhorn, as president and CEO of the Columbia Urban League, received the FBI’s 2010 Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA) in a ceremony at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C., earlier this year in March. Recognized for contributions in the community and race relations, he was one of 50 persons and organizations to receive the award. He was the only individual recognized from this region. Ms. Denise Taiste, Public Affairs Specialist for the Columbia FBI, nominated Mr. McLawhorn for his outstanding visionary leadership in promoting social justice and implementing cutting-edge programs that empower communities and change lives. Mr. McLawhorn and the other recipients share “a willingness to lead and a commitment to improve the lives of their neighbors,” according to FBI Director Robert Mueller. “They embody the true meaning of citizenship.” Last year, the Columbia Urban League brought home major awards from the National Urban League’s annual conference, which was held in Washington, D.C., and was attended by President Barack Obama. The Columbia Urban League received the 2010 Whitney M. Young Jr. Leadership Award for Advancing Racial Equality and Mr. McLawhorn received the Centennial Public Policy Champion Award during the 2010 national conference. “These awards are a testament to our dedication and passion to serve people in our community who seek fairness, justice, inspiration and opportunity,” Mr. McLawhorn says. “If given a fair chance, the great majority of people will respond accordingly. Race should not be

an obstacle for some and an asset for others, it should be a nonfactor for all or an asset for all. We should value diversity and embrace it. “I’m pleased that over the years the broader community has supported the Columbia Urban League’s leadership, with our emphasis on education, employment, empowerment and social justice. Together, we have made tremendous progress in the Midlands community and the state, and we hope to continue to be here as a strong advocate for those who need us as we move forward in the 21st century – a century of equal opportunity and improved quality of life for all.” Mr. McLawhorn and other recipients of the FBI award show how ordinary citizens can make a big difference in the lives of others. They include: the New Mexico Anti-Defamation League regional director who combats prejudice and discrimination; a the mosque board member in Cincinnati who educates law enforcement and community leaders about the Muslim faith; a New Jersey child advocate dedicated to protecting kids from online sexual predators; a Seattle, Washington, television anchor whose news program highlights and helps apprehend dangerous fugitives. 

The FBI hopes their stories will inspire others to create change in their own communities and work to keep their neighborhoods safer. Each year, FBI field offices select individuals or organizations—one per office—to receive the DCLA. The criteria for the award include achievements in combating terrorism, cyber crime, and illegal drugs, gangs, and other crimes; or violence prevention/education efforts that have had a tremendous positive impact on their communities. Since 1990, the award has been given to dedicated people and organizations that have collectively enhanced the lives of thousands of individuals and families and helped protect communities around the United States.

Pictured above: FBI Director Robert S. Mueller awarding Mr. McLawhorn with the 2010 Director’s Community Leadership Award


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Editor’s Note In this annual report, we endeavor to give you a sense of the Columbia Urban League’s total commitment, which stretches across the areas of Education and Youth Empowerment, Social Justice, and Advocacy/ Outreach. Quite honestly, the Columbia Urban League’s service extends beyond these boundaries to address any need brought to its doors. The organization is a pre-eminent community leader as an advocate for the underserved, under-represented, and underappreciated in our community. As the editor of six editions of The State of Black South Carolina for the Columbia Urban League, I can appreciate the enormity of the challenge it faces on a daily basis to uplift and fight for those who are too often voiceless and without adequate resources to fight for themselves. We hope this annual report will inspire you. Dr. Kenneth Campbell is an associate professor of journalism and mass communications at the University of South Carolina.




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Editor Kenneth Campbell, Ph.D. Assistant Editor Cheryl A. Humphries Shelkecia Lessington Technical Support Mary E. Canty Juanita Dean Krystal Green Jerry Screen Safiya Tate Photography Rose Fuller Design James B. Hardy


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Chairman’s Message Jobs: Rebuilding The Midlands Welcome to this year’s Annual Fund Campaign and Equal Opportunity Day Dinner. I am pleased to serve as your host and current chair of the Columbia Urban League’s Board of Directors. We have an outstanding board of directors and the Urban League is fortunate to have these visionary leaders who represent the top corporations and businesses in our community. (You may find their names and companies listed in the program.) Paul V. Fant, Sr. Board Chairman Columbia Urban League, Inc.


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This year’s theme, “Jobs: Rebuilding The Midlands,” focuses on the need of the hour—jobs. The nation’s unemployment rate continues to stubbornly hang around 9% to approximately 11% in South Carolina. Nationally, the unemployment rate for African Americans is 11.1% and in South Carolina the rate is more than 20%. With the unemployment rate growing so rapidly, we certainly understand how important this issue is to the Urban League today. Although I believe there is some positive news in our state concerning job creation, these opportunities are relatively scarce for many of our constituents. Given the issues we are facing in our nation and our state, we are very fortunate to have the Honorable Stephen K. Benjamin, Mayor of the City of Columbia, as our keynote

speaker. Mayor Benjamin has an aggressive vision for Columbia and we look forward to his message on this topic and other related matters. The work of the Columbia Urban League helps prepare members of underserved communities to take advantage of the limited job opportunities through initiatives we provide. As part of a national movement, we are entering our 101st year of existence. We continuously appreciate the support of the corporate and business communities who understand the value that the League brings to the community. Additionally, these employers demonstrate their commitment to addressing ongoing societal issues in our communities by hiring a diverse workforce, including racial minorities. The economic downturn highlights the need to look to innovation and other creative ways to promote gainful employment. The Columbia Urban League and the corporations and businesses that partner together make an investment in South Carolina that empowers communities and changes lives. We hope you will find this year’s event meaningful.

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President’s Message Over the past several weeks, under the leadership of Governor Nikki Haley and Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt, we have been served with great news announcing thousands of jobs coming to the Midlands. During this near-depression economic cycle of high joblessness, this is certainly welcoming news for our state. Our theme for the Columbia Urban League’s 2011 Annual Fund Campaign and Equal Opportunity Day Dinner, “Jobs: Rebuilding the Midlands,” highlights the importance of jobs in sustaining a livable quality of life for our citizens. Mr. Don Peck, a national award-winning writer and a features editor of The Atlantic magazine, discusses the overarching importance of employment on the total community’s quality of life in his article, “How a New Jobless Era Will Transform America” (The Atlantic, March 2010). The magazine’s summary of the article states, “The Great Recession may be over, but this era of high joblessness is probably just beginning. Before it ends, it will likely change the life course and character of a generation of young adults. It will leave an indelible imprint on many blue-collar men. It could cripple marriage as an institution in many communities. It may already be plunging many inner cities into a despair not seen for decades. Ultimately, it is likely to warp our politics, our culture, and the character of our society for years to come.” The high rate of joblessness has been a contributing factor to many devastating consequences in society, not the least of which is poor and ineffective parenting. Gainful employment is a critical factor in enhancing effective parenting. Many of the social ills confronting our society, such as increases in juvenile crime, poor academic performance, and high school dropouts have been associated with ineffective or lack of good parenting. We all know how critical parents are in the positive development of our children, who are our future. Researchers have long identified a strong correlation between unemployment and ineffective parenting. L.E. Moore and K.A. Moore’s article, “Coping with Economic Deprivation during Unemployment” published in the Journal of Economic

Psychology in 2001, discusses how unemployment contributes to lower self-esteem, family violence, family instability, greater depression, and a decrease in family relations. It is important to recognize these connections because even with the upswing in the economy, most of the long-term invisible unemployed poor will not participate in any job expansion. The invisible unemployed are the majority of the unemployed poor, who have been systematically locked out of jobs and opportunity. The consequences of joblessness, including hopelessness and despair, are devastating for these citizens and parents, and are a major contributor to the cycle of poverty. Many of these citizens and parents are depressed and preoccupied with day-to-day survival. Dr. William Julius Wilson in his book, When Work Disappears, describes the correlation between job loss and social ills confronting many low-income neighborhoods. He describes the consequences of long-term joblessness as being more devastating than those of high neighborhood poverty. “A neighborhood in which people are poor but employed is different from a neighborhood in which many people are poor and jobless. Many of today’s problems in the inner-city neighborhoods — crime, family dissolution, welfaredependency, low levels of social organization, and so on — are fundamentally a consequence of the disappearance of work.” Dr. Wilson’s analysis of the devastating impact of joblessness is evident in many communities throughout the Midlands, the state of South Carolina and America. We must understand that access to livable job opportunities is the best antidote to reducing crime and improving family stability. We are encouraged by recent announcements of several corporations and philanthropists that have committed resources to create job opportunities. Recently, Wal-Mart announced a $20 billion women’s initiative to strengthen female economic development, which included more than $100 million in women employment training grants to non-profit organizations. Also, Starbucks recently announced a job creation campaign to back loans to small job-

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creation businesses. Billionaires, such as New York mayor Michael Bloomberg and financier George Soros, have teamed up to aid employment initiatives for African American and Latino youths. We hope these initiatives will encourage others to invest in job creation. Additionally, we commend the efforts of the South Carolina Department of Social Services Director Lillian Koller for her leadership and focus on the importance of placing DSS clients in unsubsidized employment as a means to strengthen families and reduce the placement of children in foster care. The South Carolina Urban Leagues, affiliates of the 101-year-old National Urban League, are committed and uniquely positioned to partner with both the for-profit and governmental sectors in assisting the unemployed poor in preparing and securing suitable employment opportunities. The Urban League has both advocacy and programmatic experience in connecting the unemployed with livable job opportunities. We all know that without a strong proactive intervention strategy and commitment, the unemployed poor will be relegated to generational poverty. Jobs will transform these citizens to become more productive members of society.

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The Mission of the Urban League OUR MOVEMENT


The Urban League is the nation’s oldest and largest

Empowering all people in attaining economic self-

community-based movement devoted to empowering

sufficiency through job training, good jobs, home ownership,

African Americans and others to enter the economic

entrepreneurship and wealth accumulation.

and societal mainstream. The Urban League movement headquartered in New York City spearheads our non-profit,


non-partisan, community-based movement. The heart of

Working to build healthy and safe communities to eliminate

the Urban League Movement is our professionally staffed

health disparities through prevention, healthy eating,

Urban League affiliates in more than 100 cities in 34 states

fitness, as well as ensuring access and complete access to

and the District of Columbia.

affordable health care for all people.

was founded in 1910. The National Urban League,


CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND The mission of the Urban League movement is to enable LEADERSHIP EMPOWERMENT: African Americans and others to secure economic self-

Empowering all people to take an active role in determining

reliance, parity, power and civil rights.

the direction, quality of life, public policy and leadership in their communities by full participation as citizens and


voters, as well as through active community service and

The Urban League employs a five point strategy, tailored

leadership development.

to local needs, in order to implement the mission of our movement.



Promoting and ensuring our civil rights by actively working

Ensuring that all of our children are well educated and

to eradicate all barriers to equal participation in the all

prepared for economic self-reliance in the 21st century

aspects of American society, whether political, economic,

through college scholarships, early childhood literacy, Head

social, educational or cultural.

Start and after care programs. 


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Jobs and Dignity It is important to recognize the significance of a job in one’s life. Having a job means having dignity, a sense of self-worth. Many people, at all levels of society, identify themselves largely by the job they hold, or where they work. People introduce themselves often by mentioning their job. A job is fundamental to being a full person. Not having a job, if one desires a job, can create a sense of worthlessness.

The Urban League applauds all sincere and credible endeavors to bring jobs to the Midlands and the state, and all efforts of jobseekers to make the most out of available opportunities. People are struggling to stay afloat in today’s struggling economy as double-digit unemployment rates and too frequent under-employment threatens to drown many in despair and hopelessness. The recent good news of the coming surge of new jobs into the Midlands economy may suggest a sea of prosperity has arrived, but we at the Urban League must remain committed to the principle – like the captain who goes down with the ship – that all persons deserve the opportunity to be rescued, not just the fortunate few. When African Americans streamed into the urban areas of the North during the Great Migration, many of them found that the kind of jobs for which they were prepared were either nonexistent or had dried up. Even many of those with appropriate skills lacked

the connections to find and fill job opportunities. The National Urban League was founded in 1910 to provide job training and other services, including advocacy of civil rights during rough waters. The Urban League continues to provide leadership and protection in the jobs arena and in other areas of life for the most vulnerable in society. In short, the National Urban League is an anchor. It has operated on the principles of equal opportunity, access to jobs, and empowerment as a foundation for a progressive and stable society. The organization has always recognized that jobs are opportunity, and jobs create additional opportunity, but to be able to seize the opportunity –whether it is securing employment or advancement on the job -- jobseekers and workers must be prepared. Preparation starts with education. An educated workforce that is ready to step into jobs or can be trained for jobs, which is especially important in today’s technology-driven workplace, is paramount. Preparation also takes into account the health of the workers and, maybe most important of all, a reason for hope. Workers must have hope that they will find jobs, and that the workplace will be inviting and welcoming. Jobs was the focus of the National Urban League’s annual conference, held in Boston in July. The conference

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theme was “Jobs Rebuild America.” During the conference, the Urban League released a letter urging President Obama and Congress to fight the “War on Unemployment.” The letter states, “As we fight wars overseas, fight the budget deficit, fight to raise the debt-ceiling, we stand on behalf of the more than 14 million Americans who are unemployed, asking for your help in fighting the continuing joblessness that has plagued this economic recovery.” The letter identifies two major battles in the “War on Unemployment.” “We must battle against program cuts that affect people in the areas of job training, aid to education, housing and community and economic development which give Urban League Affiliates the tools that they need to be economic first responders. …
The second battle is a battle for a targeted jobs plan that benefits America’s Urban Communities.” Just last month, on Saturday, October 15, 2011, the National Urban League partnered with labor, education, clergy and other civil rights groups to hold a rally and march for jobs and justice. The event was held leading up to the historic unveiling of the national King Memorial on the National Mall the following day. National Urban League President and CEO Marc Morial was one of the co-chairs of the jobs rally and march. Connecting to the National Urban League’s efforts and focus, our theme this year is “Jobs: Rebuilding the Midlands.” The Columbia Urban League has been a major player in the education, jobs, and civil rights arenas for 44 years, helping to economically empower disadvantaged residents in the greater Midlands community. We take a holistic approach, seeking to improve the quality of life for all individuals


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in our community. It begins at home, so we promote good parenting skills. In addition to our programs that teach parenting skills, a number of our youth programs require a parents’ orientation. Parents need to reinforce the workplace philosophy and training provided in our education and employment programs for youth. In a variety of programs we introduce youth to quality education and work experience, help prepare adults for work, help educate and sensitize employers to the needs of disadvantaged workers, and advocate on behalf of everyone for a just and fair community. Our efforts are in three areas: 1. 2. 3.

Education and Youth Empowerment Social Justice Advocacy/Outreach

The areas are fluid and overlap; at times, programming and activities in one area flow into another. In all that we do, we seek to inspire and provide a ray of hope. We try to open the eyes of our youth to a bright future, to help them see hope beyond difficult circumstances that might be challenging them. We encourage them to dream, and to position themselves to take advantage of opportunities to make their dreams come true. When we empower “the least of these,” we empower the community.

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Education And Youth Empowerment The Columbia Urban League is preparing today’s

Young and Gifted Awards Program

youth for careers tomorrow; they will work in jobs

This sterling retrospective Black History Month program is an annual inspirational highlight of the Columbia Urban League’s activities. Each year, the program recognizes the achievements of more than 800 deserving youth from various schools in the Midlands and surrounding counties in the historical context of the accomplishments of their ancestors, both ordinary “The Youth Leadership and extraordinary. It is Development Institute provides held at Brookland Baptist youth with the opportunity to acquire critical skills, Church in Columbia, which develop support systems is one of the largest African and gain meaningful work American congregations in experiences that will assist them in becoming self-reliant the state.

for 45 or more years. Their preparation starts with a quality education and work experience while young. Columbia Urban League President and CEO, Mr. James T. McLawhorn, Jr., touts work experience as perhaps the single-most important “experience” that puts and keeps youth on the right track. “Work experience for youth,” he says, “is as valuable as a quality education; both help keep youth engaged and instill self-esteem and self-worth.” The great majority of parents, try to do – and many succeed in doing – a good job with their children but too many face great challenges, he says, because there are so many negative situations in which youth can find themselves due to poverty and societal ills. In addition to helping youth through a number of educational and work experience programs, the Columbia Urban League helps parents develop parenting skills as a part of its educational summer camps. For example, a parents’ orientation is required as a part of the Summer Work Experience Leadership Program. The Columbia Urban League’s Education and Youth Empowerment Programs and activities include the following:

Pictured right: WWDM Brenda Jones Memorial Scholarship Winner, Maya McCray

productive citizens. “

Impact: The program Krystal Green, YLDI Case emphasizes that one of Management Specialist the defining legacies of African American history is achievement. Despite oppression and many other obstacles, African Americans still made enormous contributions. “Some of these kids,” Mr. McLawhorn says, “have achieved despite insurmountable odds – such as being accused of acting white and having to endure taunts and peer pressure. We let them know that you have joined the ranks of our ancestors who achieved despite the odds.”

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honor her outstanding career as a highly respected journalist. The scholarship provides $3,500 to a qualified high school graduating senior from the Midlands or surrounding areas.

Bi-Lo Scholarship Established 13 years ago, the Bi-Lo Scholarship is awarded, based on need, to two qualified graduating high school seniors from the Midlands or surrounding areas. Each recipient receives a $2,500 scholarship.

Glory Communications Future Leaders Scholarship Glory Communications has partnered with the Columbia Urban League since 1998 to award $1,500 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who attend schools in South Carolina. A preference is given to students from rural areas. To date, more than 70 college-bound students have received a cumulative total of $100,000 in scholarships.

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina/ Columbia Urban League Scholarship As a part of their outstanding philanthropy efforts, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina awards a scholarship to a graduating African American high school senior who resides in Allendale, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Newberry and Richland Counties.

Anthony Hurley and Alice Hurley Scholarship Charter board members Mr. Anthony Hurley and Mrs. Alice Hurley created this scholarship to support social work interns assigned to the Columbia Urban League.


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Impact of Scholarships: The Urban League has always been a strong advocate of education because it is the great equalizer. The scholarship program is very important as the cost of college education is out of reach for so many young people.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Expo The Columbia Urban League held its inaugural Youth STEM Expo for middle school students on April 15, 2011, at the Columbia Convention Center. Five hundred students were exposed to existing career options in different fields such as applied sciences, chemical engineering and medicine as well as technology-oriented careers that will surely be the wave of the future. About 50 interactive exhibits were featured. Impact: Many students were learning of different kinds of STEM career opportunities for the first time. To pursue those opportunities introduced to them, they must immediately begin to become proficient in areas such as science, technology, engineering and math. The STEM Expo showed students how studying in those areas can be fun now and rewarding in the future. Also, the Columbia Urban League incorporates STEM instruction and activities throughout its youth programs. “We want young people not to shy away from STEM.” Mr. McLawhorn says. “These are skills that make you competitive in the global workplace.”

Digital Connectors The National Urban League and One Economy sponsored this eight-week summer program, which immersed 15 youth in the world of technology. It trained them in computer technology, financial and media literacy, leadership 1. Participants at the STEM Expo working in the Richland One Mobile Lab 2. Digital Connectors program participants at the Challenger Learning Center

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development and Cisco Internet Technology Essentials. Participants received a laptop and flip cam, and a $500 stipend. Participants also act as ambassadors: Each Friday, select students and staff visited a summer youth camp where they taught computer skills to younger children. All participants are expected to continue to educate others on computer skills, including how to use the Internet to access resources to secure employment, healthcare information, and enhance academic achievement. Impact: First, the young participants are shown that technology is to be embraced and that they can be leaders in technology-oriented careers. Secondly, the participants learned to share their knowledge with the community, which gives them opportunities to be leaders and teaches them that knowledge is to be shared for the benefit of all.

Summer Work Experience Leadership Program SWELP is a longstanding career development program for teenagers ages 14 to 19. After an orientation, each one spends two weeks at a job site where they gain work experience, learn job etiquette and are exposed to a caring adult mentor employees. The young participants receive a stipend at the “This past summer, I was given the privilege of end of the two-week job assignment. coordinating the Columbia The program served 224 participants Urban League’s Summer this year. Work sites included the Work Experience Leadership Program (SWELP). As a University of South Carolina, S. former participant in the C. Department of Social Services, program, my leadership Brookland Banquet & Conference role taught me things that Center, Columbia Fire Department, no person could have ever Police Department, shown me.” Columbia Richland County School District One, Michelle Daniels, and others.

Youth Development Academy Some 183 youth participants, ages 10 to 13, were served in the two-week Youth Development Academy summer camps that focus on reading comprehension, career development, health and wellness, and life skills. The staff at each camp consisted of a college student, an honors high school senior, and an adult supervisor. The high school and college students were role models, counselors, mentors, and instructors. Each camp, located in different parts of the city where space was donated by a recreation centers, churches, and even a public housing office, had a limit of 16 to 18 participants so each could receive the individual instruction and counseling. Fridays were devoted to STEM Program, including robotics demonstrations. Impact: The program showed the young participants that achievement matters. The staffing was significant because of the pairing of a college student with a high school senior as mentors and instructors. The pairing showed correlation between academic achievement and success, and was the first time many of the young students were able to develop close relationships with high school honor students, high school graduates, and college students.

“This past summer was the most inspiring and influential program I’ve ever been a part of; helping children in low-income neighborhoods and teaching them how to be successful in life. None of this would be possible if it were not for Mr. McLawhorn and his wonderful staff at the Columbia Urban League. He gave me a chance through the Columbia Urban League’s Internship Program and now I have improved as an individual as well as a growing adult.” Kiara Richardson, mentor for the YDA

1. Pharmacist Manager Regina McQueen speaks with YDA participants

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Youth Leadership Development Institute This year-round program serves teenagers 14-to-19-years-old who are in foster care and/or are recipients of services from the Department of Social Services. The focus is on preparing them to transition from foster care to become self-reliant productive young adults. They meet on Saturdays during the school year for counseling sessions on life skills, including budgeting, workplace etiquette, and career options. Participants have an opportunity to participate in college tours; this year, a four-year college and a two-year technical or community college was visited by participants. Also, each participant is mentored. The summer employment part of the program provides a 20-hour pre-employment readiness academy and 20 hours of work per week for five weeks. Participants receive a stipend. This year the program served 260 teenagers in the counties of Aiken, Florence, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Richland, Sumter, and York. YLDI has been recognized by the National Urban League and the Casey Foundation as a best practice model for youth development because of its leadership in the foster care area.

College Internship Program CIP connects underserved college students with career opportunities through a professional internship. This year, internships for eight participants were secured. Each intern worked six to eight weeks and earned a salary of $8 to $10 an hour. Impact: Given the high unemployment rate for college graduates, this program connects college students with potential employers as well as employers with potential employees. Also, it provides an opportunity to demonstrate their workplace ethics and job performance skills.

“The Columbia Urban League provided me with an opportunity to gain experience and knowledge working with foster care and low-income youth. I was able to network with Columbia professionals, and form relationships with children. I even became CPR certified. It was a valuable experience, one for which I am very appreciative.” Lee Lafontant Patterson,

Impact of Youth Jobs Programs: It introduces Case Management Specialist/ youth to workplace ethics, mentoring on the job Administrative Assistant for the YLDI and gives them their first work experience. The jobs programs assist youth with development of “soft” 1. YLDI counselor Dan Jenson presents YLDI participants skills (such as understanding the importance of appearance, with awards proper attire, and attitude) in the workplace. Additionally, they 2. Amber Conger from the Richland County Library talking with a parent and student at the Financing a College are connected with caring adults in the work environment, Education workshop which results in a number of hires at these worksites.


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Social Justice

As a premier civil rights organization, the Urban

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League has led the fight for equal opportunity

Each year on the King Holiday, the Columbia Urban League sponsors a breakfast meeting for business people and community leaders to recognize the continuing legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Urban League’s approach to achieving its mission has involved working with diverse stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds, communities and jobs. The breakfast is an opportunity to promote awareness of diversity in the workplace and in society and to remind the varied leaders of the importance of embracing a commitment to diversity and social justice. “We have to engage the stakeholders, educate them, have a dialogue about equal opportunity and social justice and show how Dr. King’s legacy has benefited non-minorities,” Mr. McLawhorn says. “For example, we explain that the dismantling of segregation opened the economic floodgates and non-minorities have been the greatest beneficiaries.”

and social justice – evidenced by the national organization’s leadership in the jobs rally and march at the King Memorial last month and the call for a “War on Unemployment.” Locally, the Columbia Urban League was the principal organizer for the King Day at Dome Rally in February of 2000, which was instrumental in bringing down the Confederate Flag from atop of the State Capitol. Among its many activities promoting social justice, the Columbia Urban League monitors local media’s representation of African Americans and voiceless populations. When these groups are unfairly portrayed, the Columbia Urban League holds discussions with media executives to seek a fair representation. During the past year, the Urban League also addressed issues of hiring African

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Americans and workforce environment in the

The annual dinner is a fundraising event that provides resources for the Urban League to operate. Also, this event is important because it highlights the importance of equal opportunity and diverse individuals who have made positive contributions in improving the quality of life for others.

educational arena. Much of the work of the Urban League in the area of social justice is done out of the public spotlight, in meetings, negotiations and conversations. Social justice activities that are public include the following.

Impact: It promotes the importance of access and equal opportunity for all in creating am empowered community. We continue to represent unsung heroes who epitomize the mission of the Urban League. 1. Mr. McLawhorn being honored at 2010 EOD by Marc Morial, National Urban League President and CUL Board of Directors

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Social Justice Express the Dream

Pursuit of Excellence Training Institute

Youth in the eight counties served by Columbia Urban League youth programs participate in community projects on the King Holiday. It is one of the Columbia Urban League’s largest events involving youth.

Upward mobility in the workplace is a critical issue, especially for African American men. This program, a rigorous, four-week training session, is designed to assist young professionals in navigating their career. It provides job training and mentoring for adult males who are either underemployed or seeking employment while showing great courage in the face of poverty and challenges as they pursue their paths to excellence.

Impact: The event recognizes the legacy of Dr. King and inspires youth to follow their dreams and those of Dr. King’s.

The State of Black South Carolina The Columbia Urban League began publishing The State of Black South Carolina: An Action Agenda for the Future in 1988, modeling it after the national organization’s The State of Black America. It offers insightful analysis by scholars, community leaders, and policymakers of the many issues affecting the quality of life of all citizens. A distinctive contribution of each publication is a set of solutions offered for each problem identified. The publication has been featured as the basis for television public affairs programs on SCETV and editorials, columns and articles in The State newspaper. Impact: Although we have made some progress in closing disparity gaps, this publication documents that we still have a long way to go in areas of education, economic development, healthcare and other quality of life issues.


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Impact: This program helps participants to develop relationships and networks that are critical for career advancement.

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Advocacy/Outreach All Columbia Urban League programs and activities are, in a sense, advocacy and outreach efforts to improve the community for all. The theme of outreach and advocacy is embedded in the mission of the Urban League, whether it is a part of education and youth empowerment programs, social justice efforts, or the variety of other programs and activities sponsored by the organization. Some of these programs and activities follow.

Health Disparities Advisory Committee Commission in closing the health disparities gap; Medical Care Advisory Committee (MCAC) of the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Additionally, Mr. McLawhorn is chairman of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Committee on Minority Veterans, which advises the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs and Congress on the VA’s administration of benefits and services to minority veterans. Earlier this year, Mr. McLawhorn was honored with the FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA) for his leadership in race relations and community relations. Mr. McLawhorn, along with 50 other individuals, received the award during a ceremony at the FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C., in March.

Columbia Urban League Beatrice McKnight Annual Christmas Giving Program for the Elderly

I AM Woman graduates at the closing ceremony

I Am Woman I Am Woman is a six-week community-based nutrition and health education program, funded through General Mills, the National Urban League, and Morehouse School of Medicine. It is for women 18-years-old and older to prevent and/or manage chronic diseases that disproportionately affect African Americans, such as diabetes, stroke, heart disease, and cancer. Impact: It has empowered women to take charge of their health and become health ambassadors in their communities.

Board and committee memberships As the Columbia Urban League’s chief advocate, Mr. James T. McLawhorn, President and CEO, serves on several boards and committees. He is a member of the: Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; University of South Carolina Community Advisory Board; S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Health Disparities Advisory Committee, which advises and assists the S.C.

The Columbia Urban League named its annual Christmas feeding campaign in honor of Mrs. Beatrice Taylor McKnight following her death last year. For nearly 30 years, through Mrs. McKnight’s leadership the program reached out to thousands of elderly residents and their families to offset economic hardships and brighten their holiday spirit with a meal. More than 300 families in the Midlands are provided holiday food baskets annually with the help of food and financial support from several companies and organizations. Impact: Beatrice McKnight’s longtime service to the broader Midlands community as a civil rights leader and community servant is remembered, and hundred of people are able to enjoy a holiday meal.

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Ambassador The Columbia Urban League is, in many ways, the area’s most prolific ambassador, especially in the areas of employment and race relations. In a community and state as diverse racially and economically as the Midlands and South Carolina, employment and race relations are two of the most important aspects of maintaining a stable and progressive society. A considerable amount of the Columbia Urban League’s activity to address these social issues takes place in unfunded initiatives and away from public view. The Columbia Urban League’s office lobby is frequently visited by people looking for jobs and by some who feel they have been mistreated in the workplace but do not have money to pursue formal action. The Columbia Urban League goes into action on their behalf, using whatever resources are necessary to help. Sometimes, phone calls may suffice; sometimes visits to employers or potential employers may be necessary. The person may just need an advocate to talk on his or her behalf. Similarly, the Columbia Urban League is sometimes called in by an employer to help its workplace address issues of diversity and race relations on the job, or to help resolve disputes. The Columbia Urban League obliges without charge.


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Parents turn to the Columbia Urban League, at times, when they need help resolving issues concerning their children in the public school system. These parents typically are not comfortable challenging school authorities and seek the Columbia Urban League as a voice of reason on their side. “We respond to the community,” Mr. McLawhorn says. And the response is without charge. Mr. McLawhorn frequently attends community meetings – day and night -- where issues of race and justice are significant, whether spoken or unspoken. He sits on a number of boards as noted elsewhere in this annual report, without compensation, as a representative of vulnerable citizens and as an advocate for their concerns. While all of the board seats are important, his leadership of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans is particularly noteworthy as an example of the breadth of his advocacy work in which the Columbia Urban League is involved. As chairman of the committee, he is responsible for an annual report to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on the status of minority veterans. He and the committee advocate on behalf of minority veterans to help make sure that they have equal access to VA benefits and resources. Recently, an international group visiting the state, coordinated by Drs. Dan and Val Littlefield, sought out the Columbia Urban League to talk about race relations in the state. The Urban League was selected by the group because of their awareness of the organization’s work to maintain good race relations. As reaffirming as that meeting was, it was also another unfunded activity, as so many are. Companies that are announcing new jobs in the Midlands and the state would not be doing so were it not for the quality of race relations that the Columbia Urban League works so diligently to promote. Pictured on Left 1. J.T. McLawhorn pictured with US Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Honorable Eric K. Shinseki 2. J.T. McLawhorn, Chairman of the US Department of Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee pictured with John R. Gingrich, Chief of Staff for the US Department of Veteran Affairs along with other members of the Advisory Committee 3. McLawhorn and international students from Poland and Germany studying race relations and civil rights in the South. It was hosted by Drs. Dan and Val Littlefield.

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A Tribute to Beatrice Taylor McNight Beatrice Taylor McKnight dedicated her life to improving the conditions of African Americans in South Carolina by fighting to protect civil rights, creating employment opportunities, and promoting civic responsibility. Her pioneering work has been chronicled in Southern Women at the Millennium: A Historical Perspective. Mrs. McKnight’s passion to seek civil rights for all people took her beyond South Carolina as she participated in the 1963 March on Washington that culminated with the prophetic “I Have a Dream” speech delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Another civil rights milestone, according to Mrs. McKnight, was witnessing the inauguration of President Barack Obama, the nation’s first African American president. She was instrumental in the fight to desegregate Richland District 1 schools, which resulted in 22 African American students enrolling in 1964. She also worked to galvanize the Welfare Rights Organization to help enroll those who were eligible, and dispel the negative stereotypes associated with welfare. From 1981 to 2010, she worked as a program director for the Columbia Urban League, where she assisted and motivated thousands of single mothers and youths with employment and career awareness opportunities. She was also engaged in national, state and local politics, working diligently to register citizens to vote. She was among a group of registered voters who challenged Columbia’s election system in the early 1980s, contending the former system diluted the ability to elect a black at-large candidate. Mrs. McKnight was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School and served as president of the class of 1956. She attended Allen University and Columbia College and received certificates from Atlanta University, Benedict College and Management Training in Columbia. She was the recipient of numerous awards for her community activism and advocacy for the poor and underserved. Because of her humanitarian service, she was selected, along with other historic figures, for the 2011 AT&T’s South Carolina African American History Calendar. She was a member of Rock Hill AME Church. She was also the mother of three children, Shari (deceased), Andre, and Martin Luther McKnight, and the grandmother of four.

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2010 Equal Opportunity Day Dinner Honorees John Pollok was the recipient of the Anthony & Alice Hurley Award for his outstanding and dedicated leadership in providing financial literacy and career internship opportunities for our youths.

I.S. Leevy Johnson, Esq. was the recipient of the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Award for his historical and trailblazing leadership in promoting equal opportunity and social justice for all.

The Anthony & Alice Hurley Award is named in honor of charter board members who led the effort in establishing the Columbia Urban League affiliate. This award recognizes the extraordinary accomplishments of a current or former board member.

This award is named and given in honor of the past President of the National Urban League. This award recognizes a trailblazer in promoting equal opportunity and social justice.

Dr. Raymond Bynoe was the recipient of the Lincoln C. Jenkins Leadership Award for his committed and dedicated leadership towards reducing community violence through educational seminars highlighting the adverse impact of violence on one’s quality of life. This award is given in honor of the charter board member, civil rights attorney, and Municipal Court Judge, Lincoln C. Jenkins, Jr. This award recognizes a trailblazer in promoting equal opportunity and social justice. Wal-Mart was the recipient of the Virgil C. Summer Corporate Citizens Award for their corporate social responsibility and leadership in providing resources to improve the quality of life for those in need. This award is named and given in honor of the former Board Member and past Chairman of SCANA Virgil C. Summer. This award recognizes exemplary achievements of a business or company that has made corporate responsibility an integral part of their business.

Charlene H. Keys was the recipient of the David Wallace Award for her exemplary leadership and fund development efforts towards establishing an endowment for the Columbia Urban League. This award is given in recognition of critical financial support given to support establishing the Columbia Urban League. W. Barney Giese was the recipient of the President’s Award for his commitment and leadership in sponsoring expungement workshops to provide second chance opportunities for those who have been involved in the criminal justice system. The President’s Award is given in recognition of outstanding leadership and commitment to promoting equal opportunity and leveling the playing field. Reverend Solomon Jackson was the recipient of the Ethel M. Bolden Community Service Award for his commitment, generosity, and philanthropic leadership in providing resources to uplift others. The award is given to an individual, corporation, or organization that has made noteworthy contributions to the community.


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The Appreciation of Our Sponsors The work of the Columbia Urban League is sustained by the generous support of local businesses and corporations. Sponsors play a critical role in helping the Columbia Urban League empower the community and change lives.

Sponsors provide the resources that are absolutely necessary to serve the under privileged members of the community. Without the support of sponsors, the broad range of programs the League provides would be cut substantially and quite possibly become extinct.

The Columbia Urban League sincerely appreciates the support of sponsors and is excited about partnering with them in the future.

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The mission of State Farm is to help people manage the risk of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams. We achieve our mission through the products and services we offer, as well as through our involvement in and commitment to the community. We make it our business to be like a good neighbor, helping to improve the quality of life in the communities where our associates live and work. State Farm commits resources to helping raise the levels of achievement of our nation’s teachers, students, and to making our homes and highways safe, and to building strong communities. To help people manage the risks of everyday life we support auto and home safety programs and activities aimed at preventing or reducing injury and loss. To help people recover from the unexpected, we support disaster recovery services. To help people realize their dreams, we support programs that enable home ownership, create safe neighborhoods, and build strong communities. And to help make future dreams come true, we are committed to education, helping to raise the levels of achievement of our nation’s teachers and students. The success of State Farm is built upon our proven commitment to keep our promises to communities. We believe that building safer, better educated, and more prosperous neighborhoods through our relationships is a sound investment for communities. By investing in our communities, we are enhancing the State Farm ‘good neighbor’ image and philosophy. State Farm is proud to support the Columbia Urban League in making a difference in our community. Like a Good Neighbor, State Farm is there. ®

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“If a man hasn’t discovered something he will die for, he isn’t fit to live,” wrote Martin Luther King, Jr., more than 40 years ago. These words remain true today. The rule of law is something to live for. Pro bono service is a tradition and part of the culture at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough. Pro bono work within the Firm is as diverse as the attorneys and staff who work at Nelson Mullins. Helping a mother have her kidnapped children returned to her, aiding a victim of domestic violence, writing a will for a firefighter, fighting for adequacy in education for all children in the state, representing abused and neglected children – these are just a few of the many examples of efforts that make our lawyers better lawyers and, in turn, better people. While years of service is often the measure of recognition in the legal community, the attorneys of Nelson Mullins are an example of how energy and drive coupled with a dedication to helping others can result in a significant difference in the lives of those most in need. The Firm’s attorneys have found a way to accept challenges that ultimately benefit both the community and enrich their own lives. In 2009, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Central South Carolina, honored partner Steve Morrison with an Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Award for his work with United Way of the Midlands. Also in 2009, the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys presented its prestigious Zenith Award for Distinction in the Community to Nelson Mullins for its commitment to the community, particularly as it impacts diverse communities. In 2008, the Atlanta Urban League bestowed a Program Award on Nelson


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Mullins for its work with the Entrepreneurship Center. In 2005, the Firm received the John Minor Wisdom Public Service and Professionalism Award from the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association and the William B. Spann, Jr., Award from the State Bar of Georgia, that organization’s highest pro bono honor. In 1992, Nelson Mullins earned the ABA’s Pro Bono Publico Award, given annually to law firms for extraordinary contributions in providing legal services to the poor and disadvantaged. Nelson Mullins became a charter member of the Pro Bono Challenge in 1993, further evidence of its institutional commitment to pro bono services. The Nelson Mullins pro bono program is administered by a firmwide Pro Bono Committee and part-time Pro Bono coordinator. The Firm is committed to handling complex pro bono litigation, corporate matters and legislative advocacy, as well as individual pro bono representation. The Firm has sponsored externships and fellowships with several agencies, including the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, the South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center, and the South Carolina Center for Capital Litigation. In 1997, to mark its own 100th year of service, Nelson Mullins established five centennial fellowships to fund the work of attorneys focusing exclusively on children’s issues. Nelson Mullins will continue to provide pro bono legal services to those who are in need because it is our privilege to do so. The pro bono work done by the Firm humanizes and sensitizes what all too often is forgotten or neglected in the law. Nelson Mullins’ pro bono work helps all of those working on pro bono cases to remember the reason we have laws — to protect, to help, and to guide.

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WLTX-TV We salute J.T. McLawhorn and the Columbia Urban League for 44 years of empowering the people of our community and working successfully to create new opportunities. The tireless efforts of the Urban League make a dramatic difference in the lives of so many people every day. At WLTX, we recognize that in all our news coverage, on-air, on-line, and through social networking, we have the responsibility to reflect our total community, and that’s why News 19 often does the type of important stories that are ignored by other media organizations. When it comes to community service, three words say it all…On Your Side. From a viewer’s call requesting help with a problem to Restaurant Report Card, to food drives and recycling drives, the WLTX family is totally involved in the community. Our annual Stuff-A-Bus program collects literally tons of food and toys for people in need during the Christmas season and we’re doing it again next month. In the past year, WLTX-TV and have donated over $750,000 worth of airtime to area non-profit agencies to help promote events and services available to the community and we’re proud of that partnership. The diversity in the Midlands is one of the things that makes our community so special. WLTX is honored to join with the Columbia Urban League in celebrating the advances in our community but we realize there is so much more that needs to be done.

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Board of Directors

James Bennett First Citizens Bank

Steve Burry Michelin N.A., Inc.

Robert Coble Nexsen Pruet, LLC

Cindy Cox AT&T

Ann Dedman Enterprise Holdings

Paul Fant Carolina Gas Tramission

Lauris Finney United Parcel Service

Reggie Gallant State Farm

Tony Grant Grant Business Strategies, Inc.

Kathy Heffley Wells Fargo Company

Bruce Hughes BlueCross BlueShield of SC

Karen Jenkins Integrated Financial Services

Noah Johnson Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Charlene H. Keys Time Warner Cable

Willis Langley, III

James Lasater NBSC

Louis B. Lynn Enviro-AgScience

James T. McLawhorn, Jr. President & CEO

William Scales BI-LO, LLC

Kelly Seabrook, Esq. Law Office of Kelly A. Seabrook, LLC

Francis “Frank” Mood, Esq. Rich O’Dell Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, WLTX TV PA

W. Langley, Inc. & Langley III, LLC – McDonald’s

Sylvia Parks Retired Educator

John Pollok SCBT

Not Pictured: Chris G. Neeley Wal-Mart Steve Patterson Inner City Broadcasting Martha Scott Smith AT&T


Tony Tam Hilton Columbia Hotel

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Ronald Tryon Parker Poe Adams and Berstein, LLP

Marshall “Sonny” White, Jr. Allen Williams Midlands Technical College The Pepsi Beverages Company

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The 2010-2011 Annual Report is dedicated to the memory of Judge Matthew J. Perry, David Wallace, Zack Weston, and Beatrice T. McKnight and the other Columbia Urban League fallen soldiers that have tirelessly dedicated their lives to promoting equal opportunity and participation and fighting social injustice.

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Columbia Urban League, Inc. Statement of Activities Year ended December 31, 2010

Temporarily Restricted

Unrestricted Public Support, Revenue and Reclassification Contributions $ Grants and Contracts Special Events Revenue Interest Revenue Indirect Cost Recovery Other Revenue

35,729 – 289,072 2,064 121,489 – 448,344

Net Assets Released from Restriction 1,671,213 Total Public Support, Revenue and Reclassification 2,119,557


418,143 1,172,378 – 2,490 – 757 1,593,768


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453,862 1,172,378 289,072 4,554 121,489 757 2,042,112

(1,671,213) (77,445)

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– 2,042,112

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– – –

1,123,941 198,725 1,322,666

Supporting Services Community Development Fundraising Management Manpower Total Supporting Services

239,669 165,211 60,221 103,947 569,048

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239,669 165,211 60,221 103,947 569,048

Total Expenses 1,891,714


Expenses Program Services Community Development 1,123,941 Manpower 198,725 Total Program Services 1,322,666

Change in Net Assets




Net Assets – Beginning






$ 233,251

$ 1,324,057

Net Assets – Ending $ 1,078,700


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The Columbia Urban League 2010-2011 Staff JAMES T. MCLAWHORN, JR. President and CEO

WAYNE SUMPTER Chief Financial Officer

CUL Staff

Antwan Aiken

Jhornay C. Evans

Gabrielle Long

Spartacus Bennett

Brittany Flemming

Arielle Miller

Natalie Brown

Vernell Gainey

Lee Patterson

Mary E. Canty

Gertrude Gomez

Will Patterson

Jasmine Cartledge

Krystal Green

Kiara Richardson

Kimberly Cartledge

Drayton Harrison

Jerry Screen

Brittaney Chatman

Cheryl Humphries

Safiya Tate

Christina Cobb

Daniel Jensen

Michael Ward

Jessica Cornish

Christopher Keys

Joshua Watts

Alysia Daniels

Shakia Koger

Stevonda White

Juanita Dean

Shelkecia Lessington

DeVonte’ Williams

John DeLyons

Danielle Long

Justin Williams

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