Prepared Students…Prosperous Region

NEW:  Pre-K Forum Resources and Attendance Workshop Resources

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Our Vision: Every student on a pathway to becoming a productive individual in a prosperous region.

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Our Mission: Engaging community partners to align Central Alabama’s resources to prepare every student for college, career and life.

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Our Problem: Less than one third of all high school students in Alabama are college and career ready, and in some school systems, less than 60% of the students graduate on time. Of the students who go on to 2 and 4 year colleges, one third require remediation in reading and math. (Source: ALSDE)

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Our Key Strategies: We are forming collaborative action networks to achieve key outcomes at critical stages along the education continuum. These collaborative action networks will bring together community partners from all sectors to work on specific challenges, with a commitment to align our efforts and use common measurements to chart our course. Some of the areas we’ve identified for collaborative action are: universal access to quality pre-K, providing the necessary support inside and outside school for all students to be proficient in reading and math and graduate on time, and connecting all students with pathways to careers and post-secondary opportunities.

By the year 2020 the graduation rate in Central Alabama will be 90% and every student will graduate prepared for college, career, and life.

Bold Goals Education Structure and Leadership


Co-Chair: Phil Hammonds, Jefferson County Schools (Former Superintendent)
Co-Chair: Bill Jones, O’Neal Industries (Retired)
Co-Chair:  Julie Hannah, Samford University

Pre-K Council

  • Chair: Cristy Moody
    Walker Area Community Foundation
K-12 Council

  • Co-Chair: JW Carpenter
    Birmingham Education Foundation
  • Co-Chair: Stan Law
    YMCA of Metro Birmingham
  • Co-Chair: Jim Wooten
    Chair, Summer Adventures in Learning (SAIL) Board
Post-Secondary Council

  • Co-Chair: Tracee Synco
  • Co-Chair: Kristina Scott
    Alabama Possible

View the Education Steering Committee Leadership Agreement and Roster

Please visit our events page and resource page for more information related to the work of Bold Goals Education.