14 December

December Update – Education

Posted in Education

Dear Friends of Bold Goals Education, Thank you for everything you have done to make 2015 an exciting and successful year for Bold Goals Education! Your dedication to this movement means that: • We’re reaching over 1,000 students with the Kindergarten Entry Assessment, up from just 200 last year. • We’re joining the nationwide Campaign […]

4 December

Walker County Lake Master Plan

Posted in Health

According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s County Health Rankings, only 50% of Walker County residents have adequate access to locations for physical activity. Combined with a 36% adult obesity rate, there is a great need for affordable and accessible recreational opportunities to promote physical activity within the county.  The Healthy Communities Workgroup of the […]

23 November

Attendance Project for 3rd Grade Reading Action Network

Posted in Education

The 3rd Grade Reading Action Network of Bold Goals Education is focusing on improving attendance in the early grades. The Network decided to focus on attendance, not only because of the growing body of national research that connects poor attendance with lower levels of reading proficiency, but also because local teachers and school administrators confirmed that […]

19 November

November 2015 Leadership Council Meeting

Posted in Leadership Council

On Thursday, November 12, 2015, the Leadership Council of the Bold Goals Coalition met for the second time at United Way of Central Alabama (UWCA). The members of this essential council include the top executives, administrators, and public officials in Central Alabama, all of whom are dedicated to the growth and prosperity of our region.  […]

18 November

November Update – Education

Posted in Education

A little over a year ago, 150 of us gathered at the BJCC for the Design Institute of Bold Goals Education.  At that meeting we agreed on our common agenda and common measures of success for our collective impact work in Education, and on the outline of a governance structure that could support the work. […]

28 October

Child Nutrition Request For Proposal Awards

Posted in Health

Did you know that over 294,000 children in Alabama live in food insecure households*? That means many families in our five county service area have limited or uncertain access to adequate food. Understanding that healthy, nutritious food is a building block for healthy children, the Bold Goals for Health partners United Way of Central Alabama (UWCA) and the Community […]

20 October

Financial Stability Leadership

Ms. Lesley McClure of the Federal Reserve Bank has not only co-chaired the Bold Goals Financial Stability Workgroup since its inception but hosted the original Community Leaders Roundtable gatherings that were held at the FED approximately 3 years ago. It was through these early meetings that the Bold Goals Coalition emerged as an idea. Lesley was one […]

13 October

October 14th Update from Bold Goals Education

Posted in Education

We’ve had several great opportunities to connect with educators through Bold Goals Education in the past month. On September 29th, State Superintendent Dr. Tommy Bice met with members of the Bold Goals Education Steering Committee and 17 local superintendents and their representatives to learn more about local needs and to encourage school systems to access […]

30 September

Dr. Bice Meets Area Superintendents

Posted in Education

Dr. Bice Meets Area Superintendents and Bold Goals Education Steering Committee On Sept. 29th, State Superintendent Dr. Tommy Bice met with members of the Bold Goals Education Steering Committee and 17 local superintendents and their representatives to learn more about local needs and to encourage school systems to access the resources available through Bold Goals […]

3 September

Fall Schedule of Education Action Network Meetings Announced

Posted in Education

Thanks to your ongoing commitment and hard work over the summer, we now have three education action networks chartered!  These networks are establishing regular meeting schedules to keep our work moving forward. Please take a look at the upcoming meetings for all three networks below and plan to participate in the meetings that best fit […]