3 things I learned about Innovate Birmingham from candidate, Loni Vaughn. Apply for courses + scholarships by Aug. 9.


Loni Vaughn in front of Innovation Depot, where Innovate Birmingham is located—Always laughing at something, and it’s contagious! Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

The tech world can be intimidating, but Innovate Birmingham is changing that. They offer courses for FREE—no tech experience needed. And they are helping make Birmingham’s local tech industry more accessible to everyone. Hear from Loni Vaughn, a Data Analytics candidate at Innovate Birmingham on what the program is really like, plus how to apply for courses and scholarships today.

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2019 “Glitz & Glamour ” Red Carpet Gala

CONTACT: Sarah Mitchell

205-798-6385 (cell)


May 7, 2019

DELTA Incorporated and Birmingham Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. partner to host gala to raise funds for scholarships and community service projects

BIRMINGHAM, AL.—DELTA Incorporated (DELTA Inc.) is partnering with the Birmingham Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. to host its 7th biennial Red Carpet Gala on Saturday, June 1, 2019.

The Red Carpet Gala “Glitz & Glamour” All White Cocktail Affair raises money to award scholarships for high school seniors seeking higher education; to provide tutoring, reading, mentoring, counseling, and art programs for youth; and outreach programs and activities for senior citizens.

The gala is open to the public and will be held from 4-8 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham–The Wynfrey Hotel. It will feature a live band, delicious food, and networking opportunities. Tickets are $75 per person and can be purchased online via

Eventbrite or at www.paypal.me/deltaincbham.

For those seeking to support the fundraising event as a sponsor, the following levels are available: Diamond, $5,000; Platinum, $2,500; Gold, $1,000; Silver, $500; Bronze, $250; and Patron, $50. A table of 10 can be reserved at the event for $750.

Over the past five years, DELTA Inc. and the Birmingham Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. have provided more than $50,000 in scholarships to local high school students. DELTA Inc. annually partners with Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama for the “Walking to Remember” event, which raises awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. Additionally, the nonprofit also sponsors “Christmas on Meadow Lane” annually to promote family literacy in the community and supports programs in Birmingham City Schools that encourage reduced school truancy, increased academic performance, reduction in juvenile crime, and increased graduation rates among economically disadvantaged youth.

For more information regarding sponsorships or tickets to the gala, contact Sarah Mitchell, DELTA Inc. event chair, at smitchell389@gmail.com or (205) 780-0434 or (205) 789-6385.

About DELTA Inc.:

Visit www.deltaincbham.com.

About the Birmingham Alumnae chapter – Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.:

Visit www.birminghamdst.org.

5th Annual Bocce Bash

Please join us for the Crisis Center Junior Board’s 5th Annual Bocce Bash and fundraiser! This is one of our favorite events, where we enjoy a full day of games, drinks, food, and fun in the sun.

What is Bocce? Bocce is a cross between skeeball, bowling and shuffleboard. Even players who have never played before have a great time – and can win!

Bocce Bash is a unique annual event that offers a chance to get competitive for a great cause. Proceeds raised support the Crisis Center’s Michael K. Falligant Scholarship Fund, which is awarded on an annual basis to individuals who are in an advanced degree program in the helping profession, including counseling, social work and nursing.

Players and spectators receive 2 drink tickets and food with ticket purchase as well as the chance to enjoy music and additional activities during the event.

Location: MAKEbhm 4000 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35222
Time: Doors open and registration begins at 1:30pm

All players for each team must check-in by 2:00pm.

Game Sponsor – $500 Game Sponsors will have your logo and/or name prominently displayed at the event plus ONE team of FOUR and 4 Spectator Tickets.

Corporate Sponsor – $250 Corporate Sponsors will have your logo and/or name listed on signage at the event plus ONE team of FOUR.

Team – $120 This package registers ONE team of FOUR players. One Team Ticket covers all 4 individual players.

Spectator – $25 Cheer on your friends and watch the competition.

During tournament play, all members of a team must arrive at the bocce court within 5 minutes of their team/bracket being called. If the entire team is not present, the game will be forfeited.Team and sponsorship payments are partially tax deductible.

To register by check, please complete and send this form via email to alitovsky@crisiscenterbham.org OR by mail to Crisis Center, Inc., 3600 8th Ave S, Suite 501, Birmingham, AL 35222.

Regions Bank helping students turn inspiration into education with this essay contest


Birmingham, Alabama, Regions Bank, scholoraship, student
Image via Betsy Weldy for Regions

Who inspires you? Who motivates you to reach higher and achieve your dreams? If you’re a high school senior or a college student, you can turn your inspiration into education. Regions Bank is awarding scholarships for top essays that highlight inspirational African-Americans.

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