UMC Board Member and Volunteer, Rodney Brown, presented a webinar for the SC Realtors Association: How to Settle Real Estate Disputes.
The Upstate Mediation Center proudly reports its 18th year of continued growth and success in the Upstate! In 2017, the UMC conducted a record 681 mediations across all of its programs, and served 1,423 clients and impacted over 850 children. This is nearly a 10% increase in mediations in one year. UMC Program Numbers: Family Court […]
The Upstate Mediation Center celebrated National Conflict Resolution Day on October 20th with a reception at Greenville’s Historic Kilgore-Lewis House to honor volunteer mediators and funders. At this years’ event, UMC Volunteer Leah Parisi was awarded for conducting the most mediations in 2016. Other volunteers honored at the reception include: Evan Cantrell, Bernie Ferrone, Sean Scoopmire, Don […]
Author: Melinda Young – Greenville Journal On one side of the “homeless triangle” conflict, you have West Earle Street homeowner Matt Johnson. A year ago, his daughter’s little pink bike disappeared. On a hunch, he went to the Salvation Army, across Rutherford Street from his house, and he found it. “There was a guy with […]
Greenville, SC – The Upstate Mediation Center (UMC) and the Greenville Police Department and are launching a new Community – Police Mediation Program that is designed to provide an alternative forum for resolving certain types of citizen complaints. Through this program, specially-trained professional UMC mediators will guide citizens and police officers through a face-to-face facilitated discussion […]
On October 23rd, twenty-four Greer Middle IB School students attended a five-hour training session in basic peer mediation skills conducted by volunteer mediators from the Upstate Mediation Center (UMC). The training took place at the Greenville Chamber of Commerce. The students are members of the school’s IB Ambassador Council, which consists of carefully selected 6th-8th […]
The Upstate Mediation Center celebrated National Conflict Resolution Day on October 15th by holding a reception to honor its volunteer mediators. At this years’ event, UMC Volunteer John Creech was awarded for conductingthe most mediations in 2015. Other volunteers honored at the reception include: Leah Parisi, Dave Messina, Bernie Ferrone, Don Vandersloot, Herb Burnham, Robert […]
An increasing number of couples in South Carolina are filing “pro se” divorces each year. A pro se divorce is when a husband and wife for financial, privacy or other reasons have agreed to resolve the issues related to the dissolution of their marriage, such as custody, visitation, support, property division, etc., without hiring attorneys. […]
The Upstate Mediation Center recently had an article written and published in the August edition of the business periodical Greenville Business Magazine, which is seen below. UMC volunteer Robert Clark contributed to the article.
Greer State Bank is the first area business to sponsor Upstate Mediation Center’s Peer Mediation Program in a Greenville County School. During the 2015-2016 academic year, the UMC will be partnering with Greer Middle IB School to train and maintain this new program. The fundraising goal for this program is $2500. Peer mediation teaches students […]