We’re making a promise
to Our City.

We’re making a promise
to Our City.


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Our Vision

We envision a world in which every Birmingham City School student is supported and prepared to pursue a postsecondary option that will lead to economic security, mobility, and prosperity.

Our Mission

Our mission is to support and prepare every Birmingham City School student to achieve economic security, mobility, and prosperity. We do this by providing high-quality work experiences in the form of internships and apprenticeships. We also reduce the cost of postsecondary education for students from all academic backgrounds. We operate with a relentless student-centric and asset-based approach to ensure that all of Birmingham’s talent is connected to opportunity.

Our Values

  • We center on student well-being
  • We measure our success by community impact
  • We are honest and we work with integrity
  • We are driven by results
  • We operate with respect for all
  • We work as a team to tackle challenges
  • We believe everyone deserves economic opportunity

Board of Directors

Leroy Abrahams

Board Chair
Executive Vice President Community Affairs President Regions Bank

Sara Newell

Board Treasurer
Senior Vice President Community Impact United Way of Central Alabama

Josh Carpenter

Board Secretary

CEO Southern Research

Will Clark

Board Member

Director of Business Development
Altec Inc

Ralph Williams

Board Member

Manager of External Affairs
Alabama Power Company

Mark Sullivan, Ed. D.

Board Member

Birmingham City Schools Superintendent


crystal ash

Crystal Ash

Program Director

whitney brantley

Whitney Brantley

Operations Manager

jasmine conner

Jasmine Conner

Student Success Coach

eunice elliott

Eunice Elliott

Program Manager
Student Success

tereshia huffman

Tereshia Huffman

Student Outreach Coordinator

damon king

Damon King

Program Operations Specialist

ken king

Ken King

Business Partnership Manager

kirk mitchell

Kirk Mitchell

Senior Program Manager
Work Based Learning

arnee odoms

Arnee Odoms
Education Partnerships Manager

marc palmer

Marc Palmer

Operations Director

morgan robinson

Morgan Robinson

Student Success Coach

kelly scott

Kelly Scott

Student Success Coach

darielle stover

Darielle Stover

Student Success Coach

samantha williams

Samantha Williams

Executive Director

A promise is nothing without it’s keepers.
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blue cross blue shield alabama
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vulcan value partners
university of alabama at birmingham
new america
city of birmingham
alabama commission on higher education