Northside LLC


About the Program

The Northside LLC is a year-long Living-Learning Community dedicated to sustainability and community engagement within Spartanburg's Northside. As a cohort of 12 students, participants live together in Milliken House at Northside Station while enrolled in a linked course each semester. The program seeks to expand the classroom by giving these 12 students the opportunity to live, learn, and work in the Northside. In partnership with Northside stakeholders and community partners, students will tackle "big questions" and get first-hand, real-world experience dealing with the topics they discuss in class. Through this direct engagement, students will learn from and give back to the Northside community.

Linked Courses

As part of the LLC, students will enroll in two linked courses, one in fall and one in spring. These courses, taught by Dr. Alysa Handelsman and Dr. Amy Telligman respectively, will share a focus on sustainability. Each will encompass aspects of community-based learning, seeing students get involved in the Northside to bolster their classroom experience with real-world experience. 

  • Fall 2023:
    Instructed by: Dr. Alysa Handelsman
  • Spring 2024:

Milliken House

Members of the cohort live together in Milliken House at Northside Station which consists of 6 new two-bedroom apartments, each with a full kitchen, bath, and balcony. The space also houses a dual use classroom/common area. Just a few minutes’ walk from campus, Milliken House offers students the perfect launchpad for work in the Northside while still being able to enjoy all the amenities of on-campus living. Upon acceptance into the program, your housing will be assigned to Milliken House for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Join the Northside LLC

Applications for the Northside LLC are open. Please complete the application below by March 24, 2023 to be considered for acceptance into the program.

Click here to apply!

About the Northside

For more than a decade, Spartanburg’s Northside has been the focus of the most ambitious neighborhood revitalization in the city's history. Click here to read part one and here to read part two of a series detailing more about the Northside and the 10 year aniversary of the Northside Initiative from Spartanburg-based writer, Will Rothschild.

Some Northside Stakeholders

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Matthew Newton at

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