Alabama Power, Altec, and Regions commit $3 million to Birmingham Promise

Mayor Randall Woodfin is joined by Birmingham City Schools superintendent Lisa Herring, Birmingham students and representatives from Alabama Power, Regions Banks, Altec, Inc and United Way of Central Alabama. The group announced a $3 million commitment to Birmingham Promise. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Today, Mayor Randall L. Woodfin and Birmingham City Schools Superintendent Lisa Herring  announced the commitment of $3 million by Alabama Power Foundation, Altec\Styslinger Foundation, and Regions to the Birmingham Promise tuition assistance program.

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3 things you need to know about the EPA’s soil cleanup in N Birmingham

Meet Keisha Brown. She lives in the Harriman Park neighborhood that’s been declared part of the North Birmingham Superfund Site. Photo via Kimberly Chandler for NBC News.

Back in 2012, the Environmental Protection Agency designated neighborhoods in the vicinity of 35th Avenue North as a Superfund Site. Areas that once thrived with industry turned out to have contaminated soil.

After a long delay, city leaders and the EPA have begun the cleanup process in North Birmingham. You can help spread the word.

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Birmingham mayor plans to demolish one blighted property every day

Mayor Woodfin checks out an abandoned home in Powderly. Via- Mayor Randall Woodfin Facebook.

Abandoned and dilapidated homes and buildings pose a huge challenge for many cities across the country. Birmingham’s new mayor, Randall Woodfin, has an aggressive plan to reduce this urban blight, by demolishing one of these derelict structures every day!

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