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Birmingham Business Provides Opportunity for Students to Explore Entrepreneurship

November 2021

Tanesha Sims-Summers, the owner of Naughty but Nice Kettle Corn Co. (NBNKC), has a passion for all things entrepreneurship. NBNKC, in operation since 2014, has been intentional in creating a pathway for students to explore alternative career opportunities, specifically in entrepreneurship.

Community Organization Partners with Apprenticeship Program to Build Strong Career Pathways

November 2021

Community support is paramount for students to be successful in life, especially from the cradle to the point of self sufficiency. The Woodlawn Foundation is a community organization that serves as a catalyst and facilitator for the transformation and revitalization of the Woodlawn Community.

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Bloomberg Philanthropies Commits Additional $25 Million to Career and Technical Education Programs to Better Prepare U.S. High School Students for Workforce Amidst Upheavals Caused By COVID-19 Pandemic

Bloomberg Philanthropies | November 2021 Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced an increased commitment to preparing young people for well-paying jobs and helping them recover from the financial and educational disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic with $25 million of additional support for career and technical education programs in nine U.S. cities and across two states.

Inspired to Create Pathways to Success for Birmingham Students

October 2021

Inspired by a passion to leave the world in a better place, Darrell Forte has taken on the challenge to ensure students in Birmingham City Schools have every resource needed to thrive in their educational journey.

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Magic City Pest Control Ready to Equip Students with Career Opportunities through Apprenticeship

September 2021

Magic City Pest Control is ready to make a huge impact on Birmingham City School students — and improve the business landscape in Birmingham as well.

P.D. Jackson-Olin Graduate Inspired to Change His Community

September 2021

A recent graduate of P.D. Jackson-Olin High School, KeVonte Bailey has goals and aspirations to make his community a more equitable place.

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Hundreds of city students to attend college this fall through Birmingham Promise

Birmingham Times | August 2021

More than 600 graduates of Birmingham City Schools will attend college this fall with financial aid and other assistance from Birmingham Promise. Birmingham Promise scholarships have been awarded to 380 students in the most recent graduating class, with recipients representing each of the city’s seven high schools…

Birmingham Promise Scholarship allows G.W. Carver High School graduate to commit to Birmingham’s future

August 2021

A recent graduate of G.W. Carver High School, Breunna Carter always knew she wanted to attend college, but had it not been for the Birmingham Promise, she would have picked an out-of-state school.

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The Birmingham Promise is committed to the success of the whole student

July 2021

The success of the Birmingham Promise is rooted in providing opportunities for Birmingham City School students to excel in life, in part through last-dollar scholarships that provide tuition assistance for students to attend any in-state public institution of higher learning.

But the commitment to students’ success goes beyond providing scholarship opportunities…

Birmingham leaders launch new Prosper collaborative

Birmingham Times | June 2021

Birmingham-area leaders on Monday announced the launch of Prosper, an initiative focused on creating a more prosperous and equitable Birmingham by investing in opportunities that grow the area’s economy in an inclusive way…

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Birmingham Promise about to graduate second class of students

WBRC | May 2021 More students this year are going to college for free, thanks to the Birmingham Promise. The program is two years old and so far, has sent hundreds of students to college. Many of whom are in the first generation of their families to do so.

Birmingham Promise gives Birmingham City Schools grad promising future

UAB News | November 2020

Students from all seven Birmingham City high schools make up the first Birmingham Promise class of freshmen at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The scholarship program provided 68 students with the opportunity to pursue their bachelor’s degree with a full-tuition scholarship through a partnership with Birmingham Promise, Inc., at UAB…

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