That March 1 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) deadline is right around the corner. I miss school, but I definitely don’t miss filling out that form. Luckily, Birmingham’s Mayor Randall Woodfin and Birmingham Promise, Inc. are stepping in to lend families a helping hand. Here’s how.Continue reading “FAFSA can be a headache, but here’s how the city plans to help”
Help is on the way for Birmingham residents needing assistance to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Continue reading “Birmingham secures $6.2 M in Emergency Rental Assistance for residents impacted by COVID-19”
Yesterday, the Birmingham City Council approved the first “shelter in place” ordinance to combat the spread of COVID-19 in Alabama. The order goes into effect immediately and runs until April 3.
Apple CEO Tim Cook, along with Mayor Randall Woodfin and Birmingham City Schools Superintendent Lisa Herring, joined civic leaders throughout Birmingham to launch the Education Farm (Ed Farm)—a ground-breaking education initiative focused on innovative learning strategies.
“Over there its so quiet. Over here its a riot! Walking along, singing our song, walking in a Legion Wonderland.”
Need a ride? No problem. On Tuesday, December 3rd, the Magic City will offer its first on-demand ride-share service! This corner-to-corner service will cost users only $1.50 each way. Transportation will be provided in a Mercedes van.
The mood at the Thursday press conference for the 78th Annual Magic City Classic was somber. The evening before, after a week of Amber Alerts and searching, Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney, a little 3 year old girl who had been abducted from a birthday party was found dead in a landfill.
Birmingham was heartbroken.
On September 9th, the Jefferson County Memorial Project (JCMP) dedicated a historical marker memorializing lynching victims, Tom Redmond and Jake Mckenzie at Sloss Furnaces. Both men worked at mines owned by the Sloss-Sheffield Iron and Steel Company.
You don’t want to miss this one. The first ever Birmingham Freedom Fest – a new music and empowerment festival – will take place in the Birmingham Civil Rights District, Saturday, July 27. Here’s what you can expect and why you need to go.
Birmingham has been ranked one of the top 10 Mid-Sized American Cities of the Future, according to fDi Magazine.
Ramsay High School senior Jillian Jolly is going to Yale in the fall. Find out how the College Choice Foundation, an Alabama-based nonprofit, helped the 18 year old from Birmingham achieve her lifelong goal of attending the school of her dreams, all on a full ride scholarship.Continue reading “Birmingham senior Jillian Jolly accepts $300,000 full ride to Yale University with help of citywide program”
The Super Bowl of bass fishing is coming back to Birmingham in 2020 for its Golden Anniversary.
Hands On Birmingham Director Benga Harrison describes the IGNITE Awards, our community’s premier annual volunteer awards celebration, as the one day we take to – “celebrate and honor the goodness of Birmingham.”
Indeed, it is.
On Wednesday, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin addressed a school-wide Black History Month Assembly at The Altamont School.
Mayor Randall Woodfin was joined on Tuesday by officials with the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program and local civic and business leaders to announce a multi-year partnership with Brookings to help boost the economy in Birmingham.