15 June

Power-Packed Summer Learning

Posted in Education, Health

School might be out for summer, but students at Oakman Middle School in Walker County still have plenty of things to do. As part of the 21st Century Community Learning Center at the school, the Power Scholars Academy is being conducted through a partnership with YMCA of Greater Birmingham, Walker County Schools and United Way […]

7 June

First-Class Early Learning

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First-Class Early Learning

On June 14, 2016, the Bold Goals Education Early Learning Action Network launched the Expanding Pre-K Access project. Approximately one year later, we are excited to announce that one of the childcare centers participating in the project received an Alabama First Class Pre-K Grant. The Office of the Governor announced the funding awards in a […]

5 May

Breaking Down Barriers to College

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Breaking Down Barriers to College

You won’t go to college if you don’t apply. And you probably won’t apply if you can’t afford tuition. That’s why helping high school students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is proving to be a game changer. The Bold Goals FAFSA Action Network in partnership with Alabama Possible’s statewide Cash for […]

7 April

Bold Goals for First Class Pre-K

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Bold Goals for First Class Pre-K

Six months ago, Bold Goals Education introduced the Expanding Pre-K Access project led by our Early Learning Action Network. The project’s goal is to create a support system that helps more childcare centers successfully complete applications for Alabama’s First Class Pre-K funding and improves the quality of childcare in the process. During this pilot year, […]

10 March

Bright Spots in Bold Goals Education

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Bright Spots in Bold Goals Education

We often talk about “Bright Spots” in our collective impact work through Bold Goals Education. Bright Spots are examples of success in improving outcomes for children and youth despite challenging circumstances. Oliver Elementary School in Birmingham is a bright spot. Under the leadership of Selena Florence, the principal, Oliver has been an active participant in […]

15 December

Bold Goals Education-Year-End Update and Results that Matter

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Bold Goals Education-Year-End Update and Results that Matter

What does it take to chart a bold course for the future of Central Alabama’s children? It takes all of us working together to ensure every child has the right support, every step of the way.  We have to work together to define and measure our success in an aligned way.  Bold Goals Education is […]

3 November

FAFSA Network Kicks off FAFSA Season

Posted in Education

Career coaches, school counselors, and district administrators from all across Central Alabama kicked off FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) season with a special Bold Goals FAFSA Action Network event on October 6th. This FAFSA kickoff event was a chance to look at last year’s data, celebrate successes, and spread best practices to ensure […]

6 October

Taking Action: Expanding Pre-K Access

Posted in Education

The Early Learning Action Network of Bold Goals Education works to ensure all children are ready to learn when they start kindergarten. To achieve this goal, the Early Learning Action Network is helping more communities have access to Alabama First Class Pre-K Classrooms through a community-based expansion pilot project. Through this project, the Early Learning […]

23 September

Southeast Regional Meeting of the national campaign for CGLR

Posted in Education

Last week more than 70 people from six different states came to Birmingham for the Southeast Regional Meeting of the national Campaign for Grade Level Reading (CGLR). The Literacy Council hosted the two-day meeting where people learned about the campaign and shared best practices from across the country. The CGLR is “a collaborative effort by […]

5 August

Bold Goals Education Taking Action This School Year

Posted in Education

August is here and that means school is starting soon!  For some systems in Central Alabama, school will start as early as August 8th.   Bold Goals Education is ready to take action during this school year, and you can join us through one of our four action networks: • Early Learning Action Network Lead Organizations:  Childcare […]