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Community Partners

With its diverse mix of businesses, government agencies, nonprofits, and institutions of higher learning, and its dynamic entrepreneurial class and thriving arts scene, Columbia offers endless opportunities for Heathwood students to translate learning into action.

Since its inception in 2016, Columbia Connections has collaborated with:


Individual Partners

Entrepreneur Moultrie Ball

Author Janette Turner Hospital

Cardiologist Dr. Chris Huffman

Columbia Poet Laureate Ed Madden


Business Partners

Alliance Consulting Engineers


City Roots

Electric Cooperatives of SC


Nephron Pharmaceuticals



Vulcan Materials



Community Partners

Columbia Fireflies

Columbia Mayor's Office

Congaree Riverkeeper

Conservation Voters of South Carolina


Historic Columbia

Koger Center for the Arts


One Columbia

Palmetto Health

Providence Health

Richland County Coroner's Office

Richland County Election Board

Richland County Public Library

Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens

Saluda Shoals Park

SC Department of Health and Environmental Control


SC State Library

Sustainable Midlands

What's Next Midlands


Education and Nonprofit Partners

Central Carolina Community Foundation

Columbia College

Columbia Museum of Art

Deckle Edge Literary Festival

EdVenture Children's Museum

Gills Creek Watershed Association

McKissick Museum

McNAIR Aerospace Center

SC Economics

SC Geographic Alliance

SC State Museum 

SEAS (USC Students Engaged in Aquatic Science)

Transitions Homeless Center

University of South Carolina