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The Richland County Public Library Operations Center team
Sept 11th the virtual training will take place. The NAACP Housing Navigator Program is an excellent project to help people facing eviction or housing challenges. The good news is you will have terrific resources and support and can do this virtually and pretty much on your schedule. Ok,you can’t call people at midnight but early evening is good!
To sign up for the training go to this link
For more information about this project check out this description
This is a great project for any law student including 1L’s
a bit of an acting skill. Professor Lisa Martin with our Domestic Violence Clinic is seeking a volunteer “client” for a simulated interview exercise. The students in the Clinic will be participating in a mock interview seeking an Order of Protection. “ This could be a good opportunity for a person with an interest in legal responses to Domestic Violence, legal interviewing, and/or what students learn and do in clinics.
The interview will take place on August 18th from 2:30 to 4ish. If you can help out please contact Professor Martin
The Palmetto Leader is headed to Orangeburg in Sept. and Williamsburg County in Oct.
Space for volunteers is limited so sign up early. Here are the links:
Williamsburg County https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0445a8a82ea1fc1-palmetto6
Need more information/ Check out the Palmetto Leader Orientation at: https://www.sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/law/community_resources/palmettoleader/volunteer_opportunities/index.php
Interested in improving the City of Columbia Bike and Walk Master Plan? Then participate in the Annual Count. Data matters and helps to drive budget decisions. Details here:
The City of Columbia is seeking volunteers to help conduct our routine Bicyclist & Pedestrian Counts throughout Columbia. By counting pedestrians and bicyclists, volunteers help to ensure that all of the City’s residents count: transit riders, pedestrians, and bicyclists are often not accounted for in traffic studies – the same traffic studies used to make important decisions about our City’s landscape. In counting, volunteers are also taking part in a national effort: The National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project.
The City targets key intersections and crossings for pedestrian and bicyclist counts; these are locations which are heavily used, and at many of these locations pedestrians and/or bicyclists have been injured or killed. By collecting data routinely, on weekdays and weekends, we are able to provide valuable and robust feedback to the many agencies that plan for our roadways. The survey will help us better understand who uses the City’s roadways – streets and sidewalks included – and how they use them. A greater understanding of people’s behavior, as well as new data, will help to influence people-oriented planning and policy that inspires walkable, bikeable, and livable transportation design.
Volunteer to count as many times as you please! Eight time slots are available, and each of the locations must be counted once on a weekday and once on a Saturday. Surveyors can select from a list of count locations, and will count pedestrians and cyclists at one location for two hours.
Please note, we ask that all volunteers to take measures to protect themselves and others from the COVID-19 virus by wearing a mask and staying socially distant when conducting the counts. As a solitary and outdoor (or in-vehicle) activity, surveyors may wish to familiarize themselves with the site in advance in order to identify appropriate precautions.
WHAT: City of Columbia Bicyclist & Pedestrian Counts
WHEN: Volunteer to count as many times as you please! Eight time slots are available, and each location must be counted once on a weekday and once on a Saturday:
Tuesday, September 7, 7:30-9:30AM
Wednesday, September 8, 7:30-9:30AM
Thursday, September 9, 7:30-9:30AM
Saturday, September 11, 10:00AM-12:00PM (noon)
Tuesday, September 14, 7:30-9:30AM
Wednesday, September 15, 7:30-9:30AM
Thursday, September 16, 7:30-9:30AM
Saturday, September 18, 10:00AM-12:00PM (noon)
WHERE: Sign up at https://bit.ly/2021FallCounts; counts occur at locations throughout Columbia
WHO: Open to the public
To sign up, visit https://bit.ly/2021FallCounts. If you have questions regarding the routine Bicyclist & Pedestrian Count effort, contact Planning and Development Services Department at 803-545-3181. For information on the City’s Planning efforts, including the Walk Bike Columbia Pedestrian & Bicycle Master Plan, and the Walkable 29203 Pedestrian Master Plan, visit https://columbiasc.gov/planning-preservation/city-plans.