22 November

The Results Are In: After-school and Summer Programs Work!

Posted in Health

What’s the connection between health and education? Research shows that better-educated individuals live longer, healthier lives with reduced risk of illness and increased vitality – and their children are more likely to thrive and be successful in school. That’s why, as part of the Bold Goals Coalition’s work to improve health in Central Alabama, the […]

21 November

The Results Are In: After-school and Summer Programs Work!

Posted in Uncategorized

What’s the connection between health and education? Research shows that better-educated individuals live longer, healthier lives with reduced risk of illness and increased vitality – and their children are more likely to thrive and be successful in school. That’s why, as part of the Bold Goals Coalition’s work to improve health in Central Alabama, the […]

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 […]

26 October

Serving the Underserved So That They Might Help Themselves

The Bold Goals Coalition’s Financial Services Network (FSN) partners with eight nonprofit financial service providers to help people in Central Alabama achieve financial stability. During the next several months, these messages will feature members of the FSN Steering Committee as they highlight these partners’ incredible work, and offer their perspectives on the impact of the […]

19 October

Newly Elected City Leaders Support Complete Streets

Posted in Health

The Complete Streets strategy for Birmingham reached a new mile marker last week. An interactive workshop hosted by United Way of Central Alabama (UWCA) and facilitated by Smart Growth America and the National Complete Streets Coalition, brought together a number of key stakeholders committed to improving the safety and accessibility of Birmingham streets. Birmingham Mayor-elect […]

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, […]

29 September

Creating Multi-Cultural Financial Services

The Bold Goals Coalition’s Financial Services Network (FSN) partners with eight nonprofit financial service providers to help people in Central Alabama achieve financial stability. During the next several months, these messages will feature members of the FSN Steering Committee as they highlight these partners’ incredible work, and offer their perspective on the impact of the […]

15 September

On the Road to Better Streets

Posted in Health

As in most cities, the streets of Birmingham have been designed primarily for cars. But what about pedestrians and bicycles? There’s a significant movement afoot to incorporate sidewalks, bike lanes and more into the planning of streets and revitalization of neighborhoods. And the benefits of doing so can be far-reaching – especially with respect to […]

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, […]

25 August

Financial Stability and Housing Stability Go Hand-in-Hand

The Bold Goals Coalition’s Financial Services Network (FSN) partners with eight nonprofit financial service providers to help people in Central Alabama achieve financial stability. During the next several months, these messages will feature members of the FSN Steering Committee as they highlight these partners’ incredible work, and offer their perspective on the impact of the […]