Whether situational or generational, poverty impacts Lowcountry residents every day. We believe that everyone has the ability to disrupt the cycles of poverty in some way or another using the skills, relationships and resources they already have.  By building on the foundations that already exist, our community has the opportunity to end poverty for good -- but it's going to take all of us.


The Disrupt Poverty series is designed to help concerned citizens of the Tri-county area do the following in order to fight poverty:

- identify community needs -

- build and strengthen partnerships -

- improve poverty-fighting skillsets through training -


Check out this feature The Gazette published on the Disrupt Poverty series!

Upcoming Disrupt Poverty Events

 Thursday, April 19, 2018  |  2pm - 3pm  |  Online

Save the date! Details for the second webinar will be added soon!

Past Disrupt Poverty Events

 Thursday, March 29, 2018  |  2pm - 3pm  |  Online

The third event in the Disrupt Poverty series is virtual! This webinar, entitled "Disrupt Poverty Through Program Planning and Development", is designed to take attendees on an in-depth look at how to plan and develop programs that will disrupt poverty. We'll explore the difference between giving someone a fish, teaching someone to fish, and priming the pond -- and why all three approaches are necessary.  

View the webinar recording HERE

Program Planning Webinar Worksheet

Complete the webinar's evaluation survey HERE

Download the webinar slide deck HERE

View the Logic Model Template and Guide referenced in the webinar HERE

 Thursday, March 22, 2018  |  12pm - 2pm  |  Main Library

 As the second event in the Disrupt Poverty series, the Executive Director Roundtable serves to introduce leaders of non-profits, agencies, networks and faith-based organizations to one another so that they may explore innovative ways to fight poverty and its conditions through collaboration. This event is specifically for Executive Directors, Presidents and CEOs from any organization or agency that is working to end poverty, its causes or its effects. 

This event will feature interactive activities to help develop and strengthen linkages between agencies and organizations. We will also discuss emerging issues, discover how our organizations are currently serving and identify gaps in service to be addressed.

This event is free of charge. Lunch will be served.

Registration is requested.

Click HERE for a printable flier

Click HERE for a printable sponsorship form




 Thursday, February 8, 2018  |  10am - 3pm  |  Trident Technical College


disrupt poverty action pic 


**Watch video from this event at facebook.com/PalmettoCAP**



The Disrupt Poverty Forum served as the catalyst for the 2018 Disrupt Poverty series

was an interactive day in which direct service providers, community members and thought leaders collaborated on innovative solutions to disrupt the cycles of poverty among Lowcountry families.


A report from this event is currently being drafted and will be posted to this page and sent out to attendees, those subscribed to Palmetto CAP's e-newsletter and those on the event wait list once complete.


Please click below for the materials from the February 8th Disrupt Poverty kickoff.

Disrupt Poverty Slide Deck 2/8/18

Disrupt Poverty Program and Agenda 2/8/18

Idea Incubator Survey

Speed Dating Questions

Dr. Kahle's Presentation On Collegiate Poverty

Dr. Chaffin's Presentation On Poverty Statistics

Kellye McKenzie's Presentation On Health Equity

Shannon Watson's Presentation On Rebuilding Financially After Domestic Violence

Managing The Maze Community Resource Lists

Palmetto CAP Training Evaluations



Please follow Palmetto CAP on social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) for updates on upcoming events in the Disrupt Poverty series.

For more information or sponsorship opportunities, please contact:
Chelsi Howard at 843-730-3354
or choward@palmettocap.org.
-Or -
Savannah Murray at 843-724-6762
or smurray@palmettocap.org


Click HERE for a printable sponsorship form