Upstate Mediation Center Announces Extraordinary Achievement Award

The Upstate Mediation Center (“UMC”) is proud to announce that former Greenville County Probate Court Judge Diane Smock will be awarded UMC’s Extraordinary Achievement Award at the UMC’s Peacemaker Celebration on Tuesday, October 19, 2021. When the great recession hit, the UMC lost most of its operational funding and faced closing its doors.  Former Judge […]

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Upstate Mediation Center Announces 2020 Peacemaker Awards

Greenville, SC – The Upstate Mediation Center (“UMC”) was pleased to present the 2020 Peacemaker Award to Meliah Bowers Jefferson on June 8th. Ms. Jefferson was nominated for her work in organizing the Lawyers Standing Against Racial Injustice Protest, a peaceful protest by lawyers in Greenville, last summer following the murder of George Floyd.  Ms. […]

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May Volunteer Mediator Spotlight

How long have you been volunteering with UMC? I think I have been volunteering as a mediator for about 15 years. How did you become interested in mediation? I first became interested in mediation when I was still working in Real Estate.  The National Association of Real Estate mandated that all Real Estate Contracts have […]

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April Volunteer Mediator Spotlight

How long have you been volunteering with UMC? Since 2013 How did you become interested in mediation? Soon after I moved to Greenville, I was at an event seated next to Bob Morris of the Community Foundation of Greenville.  He suggested I contact the Upstate Mediation Center to volunteer, which I did, became certified, and […]

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Upstate Mediation Center Announces 2020 Peacemaker Award Winner

Greenville, SC – The Upstate Mediation Center (“UMC”) is pleased to announce the 2020 Peacemaker Award recipient is Meliah Bowers Jefferson.  Ms. Jefferson was nominated for her work in organizing the Lawyers Standing Against Racial Injustice Protest, a peaceful protest by lawyers in Greenville, this summer following the death of George Floyd. Ms. Jefferson, a […]

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UMC collaboration with the Greenville Homeless Alliance: 2019 State of Homelessness Report

The Upstate Mediation Center is proud to collaborate with the Greenville Homeless Alliance (GHA) on an ongoing basis.  Most recently, UMC Board Member and Volunteer, Lawson Wetli, worked with GHA to draft an update to the 2015 Homelessness White Paper.  The updated report indicates that over 3,600 men, women, and children experienced homelessness in Greenville […]