About the Collaborative

The Nicholtown Child and Family Collaborative (formerly known as the Nicholtown Early Learning Taskforce) aims to create a place-based, two-generation community center with wrap-around services in a high-needs area of Greenville, South Carolina, known as Nicholtown.  NCFC was established to provide services for the children and families of Nicholtown to improve child outcomes; provide parent training, education, and employment; and build lasting community infrastructure.

NCFC Partners Include

Project Milestones

  • City of Greenville Master Plan, 2004
  • City of Greenville Neighborhood Plan, 2011
  • Jesse Jackson torn down, Heritage Apartments completed, 2010
  • Representative Chandra Dillard began to assemble the Taskforce, 2012
  • Consultant hired to conduct research on feasibility of NCFC project within Nicholtown and in the greater Greenville area, May 2014
  • Consultant presented results to NCFC, December 2014
  • Project Coordinator hired,  July 2015
  • Community engagement event held at Phillis Wheatley, November 2015

Meet the Collaborative

  • Chandra Dillard, Chair
  • Amanda McDougald Scott, Project Coordinator
  • Anna Kate Brown
  • Anne Marie Maertens, Resource Chair
  • Brad Cutting
  • Brandon Scott
  • Crystal Corbin
  • Cynthia Fryer
  • Darian Blue
  • David Johnstone
  • David Petty
  • Deborah McKetty
  • Derek Lewis
  • Mary Grimes McGreer
  • Elisabeth Rochester
  • Ginny Stroud
  • Glenda Morrison-Fair, 4K Chair
  • Ivory Mathews
  • Jamie Moon
  • Jessica Sharp
  • Jil Littlejohn
  • Joe Waters
  • JoKeitha Seabrook
  • Karen Sparkman
  • Karl Allen
  • Kent Peterson
  • Kristy Way
  • Laurie Rovin
  • Linda Brees
  • Marie Harris
  • Octavia Jones
  • Pat Gray
  • Sherrie Dueno
  • Tandy Taylor
  • Tish McCutchen
  • Vennie Jones
  • Vernita Brown
  • Yvonne Reeder, Community Engagement Chair