The South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs was created by the Legislature in 1993 to be a single point of contact for information regarding the state's minority populations. The Commission researches the cause and effects of minority socioeconomic deprivation in the state, provides statistical and technical assistance for research, provide statistical analyses for the General Assembly, act as a liaison with the business community to provide programs and opportunities for minorities, and seek funding for the purpose of implementing programs and minorities.

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  • South Carolina Native American Indian educational resource guide 

    South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs. Native American Affairs Initiative (South Carolina State Library, 2017-05-02)
    This resource guide can assist minority students and families as they seek educational advancement from returning to get a High School Diploma to finding scholarships, grants, and higher education institutions in South Carolina.
  • Findings from the Hispanic/Latino Ad Hoc Committee 

    South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs; South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs. Hispanic/Latino Ad Hoc Committee (South Carolina State Library, 2018-03-07)
    This report provides information regarding the issues of concern to the Hispanic/Latino community in South Carolina.
  • Fiscal Year 2020-2021 accountability report 

    South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2020)
    Each year the South Carolina Commission on Indigent Defense produces an annual accountability report for the South Carolina General Assembly and the Budget and Control Board. Included is a discussion and analysis, major ...
  • SC CARES Minority and Small Business Relief Grant frequently asked questions 

    South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2020-10-29)
    This answers questions about the Minority and Small Business Relief Grant Program.
  • SC CARES Nonprofit Relief Grant Program frequently asked questions 

    South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2020-10-29)
    This answers questions about the Nonprofit Relief Grant Program.
  • Count me in 

    South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs; United States. Bureau of the Census (South Carolina State Library, 2020-03)
    The South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs-Native American Affairs Division “Count Me In” initiative seeks to increase Native American Indian and Alaksan Native participation at the US Census 2020.
  • Race, resources, and income profiles : data visualization of census tracts in Spartanburg 

    South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs. Research and Planning; Carter, Coddy L. (South Carolina State Library, 2019-12)
    This paper, through maps, highlights racial composition, income, food deserts and grocery amenities in the different census tracts of Spartanburg, South Carolina.
  • El estado de los Hispanos en Carolina del Sur : 2019 panorama general 

    McElveen, Lee Serralta; Carter, Coddy; Washington, Benjamin; South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2019-04-03)
    This report provides a snapshot of Hispanics in the state of South Carolina and a general overview of each topic area. These topics include population demographics, the importance of family in the Hispanic community, ...
  • State of Hispanics in South Carolina : 2019 snapshot 

    South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs; McElveen, Lee Serralta; Carter, Coddy; Washington, Benjamin (South Carolina State Library, 2019-04-03)
    This report provides a snapshot of Hispanics in the state of South Carolina and a general overview of each topic area. These topics include population demographics, the importance of family in the Hispanic community, ...
  • South Carolina Native American business directory and resource guide 

    South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs. Native American Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2019-04-25)
    This directory and is intended to help Native American Indians of SC to promote their businesses and to provide information to users of the directory who would like to do business with these Native American Indian-owned ...
  • South Carolina Hispanic resource directory 

    McElveen, Lee Serralta; Tovar, Alex; South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2019)
    The SC Hispanic Resource Directory has been developed to serve as a tool with information for organizations/agencies wishing to work specifically with the Hispanic community. This directory provides the reader with a brief ...
  • S.C. Commission for Minority Affairs African American Affairs Division 

    South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2019-10-09)
    The African American Affairs Division examines and addresses socioeconomic issues affecting the state’s African American community. Those issues include economics, education, health, criminal justice and human rights. The ...
  • The Presentation of Minority Business and Related Statistics For Greenville County and the Upstate Region 

    Washington, Benjamin, Jr.; South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2017-09-20)
    Since the 1980’s, the Upstate Region has transformed itself into an area of the state with a robust, diversified economy. This has been true in both a (new) manufacturing based economy, as well as a strong business based ...
  • Fiscal Year 2015-16 Accountability Report 

    South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2016)
    Each year the South Carolina Commission on Indigent Defense produces an annual accountability report for the South Carolina General Assembly and the Budget and Control Board. Included is a discussion and analysis, major ...
  • The visionary 

    South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 1997-08)
    This serial gives information about the South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs, various programs throughout the state, statistics on minorities and upcoming minority events.
  • State of minorities abstract 

    South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2001)
    This document describes by category the plight or well-being of the State's minority population. It is intended to enlighten the members of minority communities, other citizens of South Carolina, public and private agencies, ...
  • State agency resource manual 

    South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 1999-06)
    Many state agencies provide beneficial services for minorities. However, many minorities and some agencies that serve minorities are not aware of these services. This Resource Manual provides a listing of programs and ...
  • Preliminary report, Student Achievement and Vision Education (SAVE) proviso 55.5 

    South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2009)
    During the 117th General Assembly of South Carolina, the Commission for Minority Affairs introduced the Student Achievement and Vision Education (SAVE) Proviso. The Proviso was so named to emphasize the importance of ...
  • HISPANIC FORUM FINDINGS REPORT : Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester 

    McElveen, Lee Serralta; Washington, Benjamin; South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2014)
    The South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs hosted a Hispanic Forum for Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties. The forum served as a tool to obtain valuable information about the challenges faced by the ...
  • General population abstract 

    South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 1996-05)
    Minorities constitute 31.0 percent of South Carolina's population, with African Americans representing 96.1 percent of all minorities in the State. With such a large minority population, it is imperative that information ...

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