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

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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

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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, […]

28 March

Creating Synergy Among Financial Service Providers

Last week the Bold Goals Financial Services Steering Committee met to provide direction and oversight to the Bold Goals network of financial services providers. United Way of Central Alabama was happy to announce to the committee members that we have contracted with the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama (PARCA) to help us more effectively […]

15 March

A Big Event Focused on a Healthier Community

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A Big Event Focused on a Healthier Community

JOIN US FOR THE JEFFERSON COUNTY HEALTH ACTION PARTNERSHIP ANNUAL SUMMIT The Summit is an annual celebration of local efforts and the people who are committed to improving the health of communities across Central Alabama. This year’s Summit will be held at the Birmingham CrossPlex on Friday, April 7th from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. […]

10 March

Bright Spots in Bold Goals Education

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Bright Spots in Bold Goals Education

We often talk about “Bright Spots” in our collective impact work through Bold Goals Education. Bright Spots are examples of success in improving outcomes for children and youth despite challenging circumstances. Oliver Elementary School in Birmingham is a bright spot. Under the leadership of Selena Florence, the principal, Oliver has been an active participant in […]

15 December

Bold Goals Education-Year-End Update and Results that Matter

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Bold Goals Education-Year-End Update and Results that Matter

What does it take to chart a bold course for the future of Central Alabama’s children? It takes all of us working together to ensure every child has the right support, every step of the way.  We have to work together to define and measure our success in an aligned way.  Bold Goals Education is […]

8 December

Health Action Partnership Expands in 2016

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The Health Action Partnership work in Jefferson and Walker counties continued to expand in 2016, with dozens of partners working together in areas ranging from increasing public recreational spaces to improving mental health services. As organizations prepare to continue their work in 2017, and as new partners join the effort in the new year, it […]

2 December

Why Does Attendance Matter?

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Our 3rd Grade Reading Action Network is focusing on improving school attendance by reducing the number of students who are chronically absent. Why does attendance matter? Studies show that missing just 10 percent or more of school – whether absences are excused, unexcused or due to suspension – predicts lower levels of numeracy and literacy […]

16 November

Growing the Bold Goals Financial Services Network

The Bold Goals Financial Services Network (FSN) recently finished compiling baseline financial data with the intent to build a better system of financial literacy services, particularly to low-income people and those at-risk for predatory lending practices. After receiving feedback on this data from the FSN Steering Committee in late September 2016, the Network Team is […]