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Prosperity Center brings opportunity to the Grand Strand

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Four Horry County agencies signed an agreement for a new Prosperity Center that will provide free services, under one roof, to the Grand Strand community.

Representatives from Palmetto Goodwill, United Way of Horry County, Horry County Schools Adult Education and Horry County Literacy Council announced today that will open a community center that will help Horry County community members find financial stability.

The mission statement from the center states that the provided services will include, "access to benefits and work supports, workforce development, financial education, high school credentials, computer literacy and literacy services."

The center will be located at the Myrtle Beach Family Learning Center. Programs at this location are family friendly and includes programs for both children and adults.

Rick Shelley, Vice President of Mission Services for Palmetto Goodwill said that most individuals who come to Goodwill are usually unemployed or underemployed and have a need for the services the Prosperity Center will offer.

"Employment assistance, job searching, resume writing, cover letter writing and any assistance to help people become more employable," he said. "One of the primary barriers to employment is lack of education so we're trying to bring those resources together."

Joining Palmetto Goodwill's Rick Shelley today was Olivia Garren, Vice President of Mission Services for Palmetto Goodwill, Dr. Cindy Elsberry, Superintendent of Horry County Schools and Debera Terpening, Executive Director of Horry County Literacy Council.

The Prosperity Center will make their resources available to the Grand Strand community beginning in November.  A formal ribbon cutting ceremony to follow, after the holidays.

The unemployment rate in South Carolina is over eight percent which is well above the national average, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Representatives from the Prosperity Center told WMBF news that they hope their services will provide people with skills to change the Horry County community and overall, the South Carolina workforce.

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