Palmetto Goodwill

Brian Itzkowitz, CEO
2150 Eagle Drive, Bldg 100, North Charleston, SC 29406
Serving: Berkely, Charleston, Dorchester
Secondary Contact:
Mary Ann Gilmer, Vice President of Mission Services

Programs Offered

  • College and Career Readiness
  • Digital Literacy
  • Employer-Endorsed Certificate or Credentialing Programs
  • Financial Literacy
  • High School Diploma

Programs At Capacity

  • None of our programs are at maximum capacity

Course Modalities

  • Fully online
  • Hybrid (virtual and in-person)
  • In-person courses

Assessment Tools

  • TABE

Learner Goals

  • Digital Literacy or support with technology
  • Employment goals
  • Get a better job
  • Help children with school
  • Obtain high school diploma or high school equivalency (HSE)
  • Work readiness

Wraparound Services

  • Child care assistance
  • Job or career counseling
  • Resume writing
  • SC Thrive
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Transportation or support with access to transportation

Local Partners

  • Berkeley County Adult Education
  • Charleston Adult Education
  • Charleston Chamber of Commerce
  • Charleston Council of Governments
  • Charleston Country Government
  • Charleston County Adult Education
  • Charleston County Public Library
  • Charleston County School District
  • Charleston Promise Neighborhood
  • City of Charleston
  • City of Charleston Mayor's Office of Children, Youth, and Families
  • City of Goose Creek
  • City of North Charleston
  • Coastal Community Foundation
  • Dorchester County Adult Education
  • North Charleston Mayor's Office
  • Our Lady of Mercy
  • Rotary Club
  • SC Vocational Rehabilitation
  • SC Works Trident Region
  • Sheriff's Office of Charleston (Al Cannon Detention Center)
  • Together SC
  • Town of Mount Pleasant
  • Town of St. George
  • Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative
  • Trident Technical College
  • YMCA Greater Charleston
  • Youth

National Partners

  • Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy

Beyond program offerings, we asked leaders to think more about their organizational strengths and challenges in the local literacy ecosystem. The purpose of this chart is to identify potential opportunities for partnership. For example, health literacy may be an area for expansion.

Instructional Table
Essential Conditions
  • Safe Learning Spaces
  • Skilled Educators/Teacher Training
  • Community Development
  • Holistic Early Childhood Development Experiences
Foundational Literacies Building
  • Confidence, self-esteem, and love of learning
  • Critical Thinking
  • Foundational skills in reading and writing
  • Numeracy
Advanced Literacies
  • Digital literacy
  • Ownership of learning
  • Community Development
  • Holistic Early Childhood Development Experiences
Civic Fluency
  • Self-agency
  • Workforce upskilling
  • Health literacy
  • Literacy arts

Additional Strengths

Palmetto Excel is co-located on Trident Tech

Additional Needs

Need additional locations to expand our ability to reach more individuals

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Number of Learners Served

More than 500 annually

Learner Population

  • Adults experiencing incarceration or re-entry
  • Adults in need of foundational reading and writing (ABE)
  • Adults seeking a high school diploma or equivalency
  • Adults seeking industry-specific credentials or certifications
  • Adults seeking workforce readiness or career skills
  • Adults with disabilities
  • English learners
  • Housing insecure or unhoused
  • Incumbent workers
  • New immigrants
  • Parents and Families
  • Unemployed and/or underemployed
  • Veterans

Enrollment System

Open enrollment (can enroll anytime)

Recruitment Types

  • Facebook
  • or other channels)
  • Referrals
  • Social Media (Instagram, TikTok, Twitter/X, Facebook, YouTube, or other channels)
  • TikTok
  • Twitter/X
  • Website
  • Word of Mouth
  • YouTube

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