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PILAU — What’s it all about?
TAKE A SEAT.
Stand up for yourself. Are you man enough to commit to your cause, learn a little and change your life forever? Or do you think you know it all and don’t need help? Stand up for yourself: for what you want, your education and your future with PILAU.
PILAU (pronounced per-low) stands for Promoting Integrity, Leadership, Academics and cultural Understanding. Why are we here? One reason. To help you help yourself. By supporting guys like you on their journey to obtain a degree from TCL, PILAU enables its members to reach their full potential as students and future leaders. So go ahead, take a stand by taking a seat. You’re not sitting alone.
More about PILAU:
PILAU (Promoting Integrity, Leadership, Academics and cultural Understanding), named after a popular Lowcountry rice dish, is a federally funded program designed to improve the educational outcomes of African-American men enrolled in the Technical College of the Lowcountry (TCL). The program creates a learning community that supports academic success, progression, persistence and completion outcomes.
PILAU offers intensive academic interventions to ensure students’ success in securing an associate degree through full-time enrollment at TCL. Participants develop leadership skills, successfully complete courses, enhance self-esteem and pride, and gain a better cultural understanding of Gullah and area communities. Additionally, the program piloted a learning program to immerse participants in the fundamental concepts of an entrepreneurial mindset, designed to consider a business as a viable and accessible career option.
For more information:
Call the office at 843-470-6040 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday (Office fully staffed), and on Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Office lightly staffed after 11:30 a.m.).
TCL Beaufort Campus
Building 2 — Coleman Hall, Suite 243