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 […]

7 June

First-Class Early Learning

Posted in Education
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 […]

10 May

Central Alabama Is Getting Healthier

Posted in Health
Central Alabama Is Getting Healthier

Jefferson and Walker Counties made significant improvements in the past year in overall health outcomes, according to the eighth annual County Health Rankings, released recently by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI). Jefferson County moved up in the state rankings from #28 to #17 in health […]

5 May

Breaking Down Barriers to College

Posted in Education
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 […]

27 April

Mining Data To Help Resolve Financial Instability

Mining Data To Help Resolve Financial Instability

The Bold Goals Financial Services Network (FSN) is a collaboration of financial services providers that is focused on moving low-income people from crisis situations to financial stability. The current network members are Gateway, Greater Birmingham Habitat for Humanity, Neighborhood Housing Services of Birmingham, Salvation Army-Birmingham Area Command, United Way of Central Alabama Financial Stability Program, […]

13 April

Walker County Lake Gets Ready for Spring

Posted in Health
Walker County Lake Gets Ready for Spring

Spring is in the air and the Livable Communities Priority Group of the Walker County Health Action Partnership has been gearing up for an active, outdoor season at Walker County Lake. On April 8th, the Nature Trail at the lake got some much needed T.L.C. in time for trail season. Volunteers from Desperation Church in […]

7 April

Bold Goals for First Class Pre-K

Posted in Education
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, […]