Georgetown RISE Youth Corps



The CCU United Nations Centre for Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development – Georgetown will support a scientific/research-based perspective, while engaging a place for productive dialog and collaboration on sustainability, enable a process for incubating student engagement and cultivating professional talent, and encourage participation and outreach related to sustainable development as a way of thinking and acting.


Our Youth Corps initiative is a high-impact, transformative learning program centered on giving students real-life skills and experiences in Georgetown County with an integrated teaching/learning component that links county goals to the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. The Youth Corps is intended to contribute to our industry and public institutions, and also to inspire a new generation of professionals in our county to live, work, and play here. Students will work on a project or internship in the county as designated by county leaders, public and private, for a pre-specified amount of credits that fit within their curriculum. This would be combined with a class led by CCU instructor(s) with special lectures from county leaders on sustainable development and coastal resilience. For more information or to apply, click here.

Class on a Kayak


Waccamaw Library Seminar: “After the Flood: The Protective Role of Wetland Connections”

Join us for a seminar at the Waccamaw Neck Library on Monday, October 22nd. In the immediate wake of Hurricane Florence, now is the time for Horry and Georgetown County residents to understand the significance of wetlands in mitigating flooding. On Monday, October 22 at 5:30 p.m. in DeBordieu Auditorium, Dr. Dan Hitchcock, an expert […]

Internship Opportunity: Georgetown RISE Youth Corps

Internship Opportunity The Georgetown RISE Youth Corps Spring 2019 Internships Do you know a Coastal Carolina University student with an interest in gaining first-hand career experience? An interest in sustainable development? An opportunity to be paid while practicing real-life skills? Please help us spread the word about this exciting opportunity! The United Nations Georgetown RISE […]

POSTPONED: Role Play Simulation on Sea Level Rise and Flooding

UPDATE: This event has been postponed to adapt to unfolding weather hazards. It will be rescheduled for a later date. Please stay safe as our community responds and recovers.¬† Event Announcement City of Georgetown: Role Play Simulation on Sea Level Rise and Flooding Georgetown RISE will host a Role Play Simulation workshop for the City […]

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