Mayor Woodfin and the City of Birmingham emphasized the importance of investing in education with the Birmingham Promise. This trailblazing program introduces Birmingham City School students to unbelievable opportunities where they gain priceless work experience and encourages education beyond high school.Continue reading “The Birmingham Promise—How the City of Birmingham and UAB are making college more accessible”
Do you love working with special needs children? What about teaching religious education? Learn how to combine these passions and make an impact in the lives of children with special needs and their families during a FREE ministry workshop on Saturday, February 8 at Asbury United Methodist Church. Register now!Continue reading “Impact the lives of special needs children. Attend a free ministry workshop on Feb. 8.”
Parents of Birmingham-area 8-12 graders, does your child have plans after high school graduation? If not, this program might be for them. Learn from Birmingham’s biggest companies steps to take now to prepare for a high-wage, high-demand career. Feb. 20, 7-8:30PM at UAB’s Volker Hall. Interested? There’s no cost for the event. Reserve your spot now.Continue reading “Parent alert! Bring your 8-12 graders to learn about high-wage, high-demand careers in Birmingham.”
I got to sit down with Dr. Sharif Melouk, Associate Dean of the Manderson Graduate School of Business at The University of Alabama. Read on to find out more about Dr. Melouk as well as his best advice for furthering your career.Continue reading “Meet Dr. Sharif Melouk—Associate Dean in Alabama’s Forbes-ranked business school”
If you’ve tuned in to the news or internet lately, you’ve probably seen the terrible fires that have been ravaging Australia. Although it seems that some coverage has slacked off, the crisis is far from over. Here’s how you can help right here in Birmingham.Continue reading “Want to help Australian wildlife? Here’s how to do it in Birmingham”
I always liked the slogan, Think Globally, Act Locally.
Have you heard about the Be Healthy School Grant Program? It’s an opportunity for Alabama schools to win a $10K health and wellness grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. It’s super easy to apply, but you’ll need to send in that application by March 27.Continue reading “Want $10,000 for your school’s health & wellness programs? Apply now.”
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebrated all across the country, but few places have the opportunity to truly experience history firsthand as Birmingham residents do.
Every year, the nation honors Dr. King and all of the brave men and women who dreamed alongside him. Read on to find out how to celebrate, honor and remember right here in Birmingham.Continue reading “MLK Day in Birmingham—honor history in the place where it happened”
Want to become an expert on the golf course? Or just want to learn a few skills to beat your friends in a friendly game of putt putt? Learn to swing that club—the right way!—when you sign up for lessons at Topgolf Birmingham with pro golfer Sarah Sargent. Read on to learn how to score a discount on your first lesson!Continue reading “Enhance your golf skills with lessons from Topgolf Birmingham golf pro Sarah Sargent. $30 off first lesson!”
It never fails. Whenever I watch a Ken Burns documentary, I see credits at the beginning of each program that either say the Ford Foundation or Rockefeller Foundation supported one of his iconic films.
What better way to kick off 2020 than by taking steps to learn an instrument? Learning an instrument is not as daunting as it seems, especially with the help of these Birmingham resources.Continue reading “Want to learn an instrument in 2020? These Birmingham shops can help”
While banking isn’t the most common path from teaching special ed, that’s exactly the direction Katie Weiland went in after getting an MBA from Montevallo. She’s six months into her new job as Consumer Banking Project Administrator at Regions Bank, and so far she’s loving her new career.
Want to know about Montevallo’s MBA program? Here you go.Continue reading “Ready for a career pivot in 2020? Katie Weiland went from teacher to professional at Regions Bank. Here’s how.”
Still in search of that perfect New Year’s Resolution for 2020? How about taking up a new hobby, spending more time outside, and meeting a wonderful community of people?
If this sounds right up your alley, find it all at Saturdays in the Gardens with the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens.Continue reading “5 new plant skills you can learn this winter+spring, including caring for houseplants”
After spending the last two months indulging in the allllll the holiday treats that Birmingham has to offer, we’re feeling like it’s time for a reset. The best advice comes from medical professionals, of course, so we asked an expert.
A local Registered Dietician Nutritionist (RDN) gave us her best advice for starting 2020 out on a healthy foot. Find her tips right here, as well as how to make them work in Birmingham.Continue reading “A Birmingham Dietician’s top 10 tips for a healthy new year”