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Watch Previous Sessions On-Demand

September 27, 2022

Financial Aid 101 & 102: What You Need to Know about Paying for College

Watch as experts in financial aid discuss the cost of college and how to apply for financial aid.

Featured Speakers:

Panelists shared resources to help students, parents, and educators understand:

  • The Cost of College
  • The FAFSA: 2022-2023 updates 
  • Federal Financial Aid: Pell Grant, Work Study and Student Loans
  • State Scholarships and Grants: Palmetto Fellows, LIFE Scholarship, HOPE Scholarship, State Need Based Grants and State Lottery Tuition Assistance

Click here to view & download resources

December 14, 2021

Arras Annual Meeting & Give Local Celebration

Watch as partners of the Give Local Lancaster initiative & members of the Arras Foundation team celebrate Give Local 2021 and recap the work of the 2021 year.

Give Local Lancaster Website
Nonprofit Survey: Give Local Lancaster Feedback

December 6, 2021

Catawba Connect Update – December 2021

Watch as Catawba Connect leaders discuss what local residents & families shared about recovering from a challenging 2020/2021 and what work has been done across our region

Featured Speakers:

American Rescue Plan Guide
Emergency Broadband Benefit (FCC)
December 6 Presentation Slides

August 12, 2021

From the Experts – Back to School & COVID-19: What Parents Need to Know

Watch as local experts from SC DHEC and MUSC Health – Chester/Lancaster Medical Divisions discuss how COVID-19 and its contagious variants are impacting our state and local communities – and the decisions parents face as children head back to school this year.

Featured Speakers:

Get Vaccinated from MUSC Health
CDC COVID-19 Integrated County View
CDC Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in K-12 Schools
SC DHEC Coronavirus Disease Data
June 7, 2021

Local COVID-19 Relief & Recovery – Community Check-In

Watch as Catawba Connect leaders speak about YOUR opportunity to let us know how you & our community are responding & recovering to the COVID-19 crisis:

Featured Speakers:

As Chester and Lancaster counties recover from a challenging 2020/2021, Catawba Connect partners — Arras Foundation, United Way of Chester, & United Way of Lancaster County — want to know how YOU – our neighbor – are doing and the best ways we can support you. Please listen to this session to hear how you can share updates with us.

Click here to complete the Catawba Connect Check-In survey

In English
In Spanish
May 11, 2021

How Your Voice is Shaping Community Health

Watch the video to hear local experts from SC DHEC and MUSC Health – Lancaster Medical Center discuss how community surveys & resident input are helping our healthcare leaders plan for positive change.

Candra Riley, Health Educator from SC DHEC Midlands Region and Dr. Zora Denson, Educator & Director of Community Relations for the Town of Heath Springs join Portia Brown of MUSC Health – Lancaster Division. These experts discuss the importance of YOUR voice and YOUR impact on community health.

Take the MUSC Community Health Needs Assessment NOW

In English
In Spanish

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MUSC Health Community Health
Needs Assessment Flyer

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presentation slides