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Williams, who came back to the United States in 2017, has been executive director of Birmingham Promise, which provides scholarships and apprenticeships to city public school students, since March of this year and said she intends to help the program live up to its name.
When American Pipe & Supply Co. hosted its first Birmingham Promise intern this past spring, its team discovered that the experience was both a chance to teach — and a chance to learn. Among other things, the internship program gave American Pipe a deeper understanding about the workforce of tomorrow.
Ramsay grad Kamari Marzette’s work as a high school intern at UAB will be included in a research paper to be published later this year.
Akera White first heard about Birmingham Promise when she was a student at Ramsay High School, a part of Birmingham City Schools. She heard murmurs in the hallways and from peers about scholarships that could be available to students to get financial help with college tuition and was encouraged to learn more about what could be possible as she embarked on her collegiate journey…
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
A recent graduate of P.D. Jackson-Olin High School, KeVonte Bailey has goals and aspirations to make his community a more equitable place.
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
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.