Neighborhood Revitalization

We believe in the Purpose Built Communities’ holistic model for rebuilding strong neighborhoods. A strong cradle – to – adult educational pipeline, affordable mixed-income housing, wrap-around social services and local economic revitalization are necessary components to create livable communities and to break the cycle of poverty.

YWCA

YWCA

A grant of $75,000 to support the 2018 operations of YWoodlawn, which coordinates a wide array of partners offering support programs to the residents of the Woodlawn community.  These include tutoring programs for children, adult literacy programs, art enrichment, and youth development programs that encourage healthy lifestyles as well as the YWCA’s housing, domestic violence, and social justice services.  To learn more, go to www.ywcabham.org.

East Lake Initiative

East Lake Initiative

A grant of $25,000 to support Thrive Together Jefferson County, a collaboration of three non-profit partners brought together through The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham. This two-generational approach is a national research-informed model that intentionally integrates and aligns services for kids and adults simultaneously. Thrive Together Jefferson County provides seamless, wraparound services to women and their families, including emergency crisis assistance, quality child care, education and career training, family coaches, and housing to disrupt the cycle of generational poverty and create a clear path to success. For more information visit, eastlakeinitiative.com or thrivejc.org

Urban Ministry

Urban Ministry

A $25,000 grant to support Urban Ministry’s shift from a charity-based model of neighborhood revitalization to an asset-based community development model in West End. The grant will support three AmeriCorps members who will focus on community development and home repair services for low-income residents, create marketing for the WE (West End) Community Gardens, and develop new strategic partnerships to support their work.

For more information, visit: urban-ministry.org.