English 371: Local / Regional Organizations

These are all organizations that have partnered with USC Upstate students in the past. This list was originally compiled by Kara Davis <kferguson@uscupstate.edu>, 864-503-7366

Bethlehem Center


Our mission is to strengthen individuals and families physically, emotionally, spiritually, socially, educationally and intellectually. We envision a world in which all people are recipients of basic necessities for a fruitful and enriched life. Towards this goal, the Bethlehem Center provides services and programming for all individuals.

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Upstate


The Big Brothers Big Sisters Mission is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with measurable impact.

Boys and Girls Club of the Upstate


Boys & Girls Clubs of the Upstate serves over 1200 children each day. We operate 11 Boys & Girls Clubs in two counties. Our Clubs are open every week day during the school year from 2:30 until 6:00 pm.

Christmas in Action, Spartanburg


Christmas In Action Spartanburg is a non-profit organization that rehabilitates the houses of elderly, disabled, and otherwise disadvantaged homeowners, to provide for their continued safety and independence.

Girl Scouts of South Carolina-Mountains to Midlands


Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Girl Scouts of South Carolina - Mountains to Midlands serves girls in grades K5 through 12 in 22 counties of central and western South Carolina. Service centers are located in Spartanburg, Greenville, and Columbia. Our nationally-developed and locally-implemented leadership program, based on the time-honored values of the Girl Scout Promise and Law, gives all girls access to life-changing experiences!

Greer Relief


Greer Relief and Resources Agency exists to transform neighbors in need to neighbors who thrive, by providing services to eliminate poverty and help neighbors overcome barriers for success. We are a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit, and our service area includes Greenville and Spartanburg counties, focusing many services in Greer, Taylors, Duncan, Lyman, and Wellford.

Habitat for Humanity


Habitat for Humanity of Spartanburg is an ecumenical, Christian ministry that changes lives by building homes in partnership with Spartanburg families in need. Since 1987, we have constructed 119 homes for low-income families who wouldn't otherwise qualify for a conventional bank loan.



HALTER is a therapeutic horseback riding program. Our mission is to "Improve the quality of life through equine assisted activities and therapies for individuals with special needs and at risk youth helping them achieve their maximum potential."

Hub City Farmer’s Market


HCFM is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which works to increase the demand and availability of healthy food in Spartanburg County. By working to change food-related policies and environments, HCFM eliminates barriers to healthy eating such as access, cost and education.

Impact Spartanburg


Impact Spartanburg's mission is to unite and mobilize Spartanburg County residents to reduce the harmful impact of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs through policy, systems, and environmental strategies. We are a community group comprised of nearly 60 community members who are invested in creating a healthier tomorrow. If you are interested in learning more about what we do or hearing about ways to get involved, please send us a Facebook message.

Meeting Street Academy


Meeting Street Schools is an innovative education model serving K3-5th grade in Spartanburg and Charleston. Our mission is to empower young people from under-resourced neighborhoods to become confident, productive and principled members of society through excellence in academics.

SAFE Homes Rape Crisis Coalition


The SAFE Homes Rape Crisis Coalition provides services to victims of domestic violence in Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union Counties and victims of sexual assault in Spartanburg and Cherokee Counties. Our mission is to use our collective voice to address the impact of domestic and sexual violence by providing quality services to those affected and to create social change through education, training, and activism.

Spartanburg Art Museum


The Spartanburg Art Museum is a regional museum promoting the visual arts by

Exhibiting regional, national and international artists. Supporting the creative capacities of our area youth through our education outreach programming. Offering children and adults studio classes in a variety of art disciplines

Spartanburg Humane Society


In 1964, a group of concerned citizens led by Mary Frances Grimes incorporated the Spartanburg Animal Welfare League (SAWL) to provide a humane method for managing the county's homeless animal population.

TOTAL Ministries


The mission of TOTAL Ministries is to provide help, hope and understanding to people struggling with limited financial resources, and to assist them by providing non-perishable food and financial assistance to ensure the basic necessities of life for an individual and/or family. It is our primary objective to ensure that all clients served feel that they are loved through our offering of compassion, dignity and grace through our programs.

Miracle Hill Mission- Spartanburg


Homeless shelter for adults and families.

Piedmont Care, Inc.


We are the nonprofit organization providing HIV and AIDS care, prevention and advocacy in Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union counties of South Carolina.

Spartanburg County Department of Environmental Enforcement


The department's mission is to provide the citizens with a high quality of life, ensuring a clean and safe environment through the enforcement of County Ordinances and State laws pertaining to Animal control, Litter Control and Property Maintenance.