8 November

FAFSA Data in a Dash

Posted in Education

Information is knowledge; and knowledge is power. That’s the whole idea behind the new Cash for College Data Dashboard that tracks FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) completions each week for every high school in our region. It’s an empowering tool for schools, students and parents. In partnership with Alabama Possible, the FAFSA Action […]

5 October

A Higher Degree of Early Learning

Posted in Education

Sometimes, improving the quality of education is a matter of knowing how and where to turn for help. That was the focus of a Lunch & Learn this week sponsored by PNC and hosted by the Early Learning Action Network of the Bold Goals Coalition of Central Alabama together with United Way Success By 6, […]

8 September

The Relationship Between College Enrollment and Financial Aid Is Getting Even Stronger

Posted in Education

Why is applying for financial aid for college important? Because, according to the U.S. Department of Education, nine out of every 10 students who complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) actually go on to attend college the following fall. And the Bold Goals Coalition of Central Alabama is pleased to report that, […]

3 August

A First-Class Celebration

Posted in Education

On July 24th, Bold Goals Education joined with the Alabama School Readiness Alliance to celebrate the First Class Pre-K classroom installation at Joshua Learning Tree in Tarrant. It was the culmination of a year-long process that resulted in the awarding of a grant that equips and designates Joshua Learning Tree as one of the region’s premier childcare […]

6 July

Bold Goals Presents to Alabama Educators at MEGA Conference

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Earlier this month, Bold Goals Education presented a 90-minute session at the Alabama State Department of Education’s annual MEGA Conference in Mobile. The MEGA Conference brings together teachers, counselors, nurses, administrators and other school and system staff from around the state for high-quality professional development. The Bold Goals Education session focused on attendance and how schools can […]

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 […]