Writing program helps students and communities

By Debbie Dalhouse

people talking and looking at a display boardA writing program that provides free services to non-profit organizations is benefitting both the organizations and students. The Client-Based Writing Program matches business and technical writing students with non-profits in Pickens, Oconee, Anderson and Greenville counties.

Since 2003, more than 2,300 students have produced 700 documents for 47 organizations, providing real-world experience for the students and valuable materials for the clients. Materials include brochures, employee training manuals, grant proposals, marketing plans and Web sites.

“We are honored to receive recognition for this effort, which is truly a collaboration among faculty, students and the community,” said Summer Taylor, director of the advanced writing program.

The program was nominated for the award by Kathy Woodard, director of the Service Alliance, which encourages service-learning projects across the university.

For information: Kathy Woodard, 864-656-0205, ckathy@clemson.edu