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

College Enrollment and Financial Aid Go Hand in Hand

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 […]

18 August

Improving Health Outcomes through Coordinated Care

Posted in Health

On August 11th, the Leadership Team of the Walker County Health Action Partnership (anchored in part by the Bold Goals Coalition and United Way of Central Alabama) voted to approve the new Coordinated Care Priority Group. Chaired by Joette Kelley Brown and Co-Chaired by Alicia Stewart, both of Ridgeview and Ridgewood Health Services, the group’s […]

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 […]

19 July

Learning to Be Financially Independent Pays Big Dividends

Initiative and incentive make for a powerful combination. In fact, it’s proving to be the driving force that’s enabling some low-to-moderate-income individuals in our region to accomplish more than they may have ever thought possible. The initiative, of course, comes from within. But the incentive is coming from an innovative program called the Individual Development […]

13 July

School’s Out, But Healthy Summer Meals Are On the Table!

Posted in Health

More than 100,000 children in Central Alabama rely upon free or reduced-price meals at school. But what happens when the school year ends in May? Thousands of children are at risk of hunger because the need for nutritious meals does not end during the summer break. To bridge this gap, the Bold Goals Coalition of […]

6 July

Bold Goals Presents to Alabama Educators at MEGA Conference

Posted in Education

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 […]

28 June

Bankers Help Lead the Way to Financial Stability

Did you know that more than one-third of households in Central Alabama are considered financially unstable? Through the Bold Goals Financial Services Network (FSN), we are actively working to overcome this challenge by aligning our community’s resources so that every person in Central Alabama has an opportunity to achieve financial stability. Recognizing the importance of […]

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 […]