11 January

Walker County Is Off to a Healthy Start in 2018

Posted in Health

In 2017, the Bold Goals Coalition of Central Alabama continued to work across the region to improve the health of residents and communities through county-specific efforts such as those of the Walker County Health Action Partnership (WCHAP). For the past five years, WCHAP partners have collaborated on numerous projects focused on three strategic issues: Livable […]

4 January

Improving School Attendance Starts by Attending This Workshop

Posted in Education

Chronic absenteeism, even in the early grades, can have a significant effect on academic outcomes. Now, through the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), attendance and chronic absenteeism are becoming part of the accountability measures for schools and school systems. The great news is that there are proven methods for addressing attendance issues that we have […]

19 December

A Year of Healthy Progress and Accomplishments

Posted in Health

In 2017, the Bold Goals Coalition of Central Alabama continued to work across the region to improve the health of residents and communities through county-specific collaborative efforts such as those of the Jefferson County Health Action Partnership (JCHAP). Formed 10 years ago, JCHAP partners continue to work together on a multitude of collaborative projects in […]

7 December

Save the Date – Helping Schools Address Chronic Absenteeism

Posted in Education

Bold Goals Education is excited to announce an upcoming workshop for schools and school systems in our five-county region. The focus of the workshop will be on practical tools for, and local success stories about, improving school attendance and reducing chronic absenteeism. The workshop will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, January […]

30 November

When the Army Joins an Even Bigger Force for Good

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]