Want to find out what’s going on in and around the Birmingham area? Stay updated on the latest news in our local community right here.
Back to School Events
24th Annual R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Rally
Saturday, July 20, 2019 | 11 a.m. -3 p.m.
More Than Conquerors Faith Church
Our purpose is to expose, highlight, recognize, motivate, challenge, inspire, award and reward the youth of Birmingham, particularly the West End Community; in ways that will bring them up to new levels of "respect". We want to show the city, state, nation and world, there is a remnant of this generation that remains in touch with morality, accountability and productivity. For more information, visit www.mtcfc,org.
James Bradberry’s Back to School Bash
Saturday, July 20, 2019 | 10 a.m. - Noon (Grades K-6), 1 p.m.- 3 p.m. (Grades 7-12)
Pleasant Grove/Hueytown Boys and Girls Club | 3821 Williamson Dr., Hueytown, 35023
First 400 students
James Bradberry of the Carolina Panthers is excited to host his inaugural Back to School Bash in partnership with The Hueytown/ Pleasant Grove Boys and Girls Club. Join us for food, fun and entertainment provided by Hot 107.7.
Midfield Back to School Rally and Fun Day 2019
Saturday, August 3, 2019 | 10 a.m. -2 p.m.
Midfield Community Center
First 500 students receive boxes filled with school supplies. Food and entertainment.
6th Annual Back 2 School Event 2019 (Living Stones Temple)
Saturday, August 3, 2019 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Railroad Park (1600 1st Ave S, 35233)
Make sure you put it on your calendars to come out to the Living Stones Temple Back to School Rally! It will be an amazing time filled with food, games, and FREE SCHOOL SUPPLIES!! Hope to see you all there August 3rd at Railroad Park!
Birmingham Bible Church: “Back to School” Rally
Sunday, August 4, 2019 | 11 a.m.
CW Hayes K-8 School
Guest speakers and free school supplies
FIRST DAY OF CLASS for Birmingham City Schools
Thursday, August 8, 2019
Have you registered yet? Get started here. On-site registration times differ per school. A list of school registration times and dates may be found online at www.bhamcityschools.org. For questions about registration, please send emails to email@example.com.
To view the physical PDF click here
Single Mothers Empowerment Conference
The Six Annual Singles Mothers Empowerment Conference is happening on June 22, 2019, from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM!
You do not want to miss out on this conference. If you know of any single mothers in the area who would like to attend, let them know! Invite a friend.
$25 in advance
$30 at the door
Location: McWane Center
For more information and details, click here.
AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associate Program
The AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associate program focuses on alleviating poverty in the City of Birmingham by conducting community education, outreach, and awareness related to their summer assignments. Help expand the City of Birmingham’s reach in the areas of Education, Economic Opportunity and Healthy Futures as a City of Birmingham AmeriCorps Summer Associate.
How the $945 monthly living allowance works. Are wages included in the allowance?
Summer Associates Receive
A living allowance for the time served: $472.00 every two weeks. It is considered a “living allowance” and not a wage because summer associates are considered Volunteers by federal definition.
Choice between a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award or an end-of-service summer stipend.
Only those Summer Associates who successfully complete their full term of service are eligible to receive the education award or end-of-service summer stipend.
Summer Associates Do Not Receive
Health care benefits
Child care allowances
Is there an age requirement?
Yes, applicants must be between the ages of 18-24. Note: If an applicant is 17, he or she may apply if (s)he will be 18 on or by May 31st.
Must be a U.S. Citizen, National or Legal Resident
Must be able to commit and service on a full-time basis for 9 weeks
Must not be listed on the National Sex Offenders Public Registry
Is the program local?
Yes and No: The Summer Associate program is a part of the City of Birmingham’s AmeriCorps VISTA program. AmeriCorps is the national version of the peace corps funded by the National Corporation for Community Service. The program itself is federally funded, but managed by nonprofits, faith-based organizations, and municipalities across the nation. The City of Birmingham has had the honor of hosting AmeriCorps VISTAs for three years.
Individuals that are selected to serve as Summer Associates will be serving with various departments within the municipality, but primarily Parks & Recreation and the Division of Youth Services.
Program duration: May 31, 2019 – August 1, 2019
For more information contact: Janice Washington at (205)254- 2286
Applications are now open! Apply by visiting https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=87717&fromSearch=true
Jefferson County Department of Human Resources JOBS Program
Jefferson County Department of Human Resources JOBS Program is hosting an event! Please see below for more information.
· Job Readiness Workshop –Thursday, April 18, 2019
Jefferson County Department of Human Resources invites you to participate in their Job Readiness Workshop!
Topics include: Resume Writing, What To Wear/ What NOT to Wear Fashion Show, Successful Job Interviews, How to Keep Your New Job & Money Management!
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Jefferson County DHR
2001 12th Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35234
Main Auditorium, 1st Floor
For more information contact: Ty Evans (205) 423-4356
JCCEO Public Service Announcement
Birmingham, February 21, 2019 – JCCEO Weatherization Assistance Program is accepting applications from eligible, low-income residents of Jefferson County, AL.
The JCCEO Weatherization Assistance Program is accepting applications for home weatherization services from eligible, low-income residents of Jefferson County, AL. For eligibility requirements and to schedule an appointment, please call 205-212-9604 (available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week) or visit the JCCEO website at http://www.jcceo.org.
For more information, media should contact Vie Mims at [205-327-7541] or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apple HBCU Scholars Program
Eligible for any current college students at an Historically Black College or University.
There are 13 open positions for our Apple HBCU Scholars Program. Seeking:
Rising Sophomores and Juniors
Public Relations, English, journalism, information technology, computer engineering, electrical engineering, software engineering, mechanical engineering, interested in working for Apple
3.5 minimum GPA
$25k scholarship, internship, and mentoring support provided. CAN ATTEND ANY HBCU.
Send resumes to email@example.com
Hardest Hit Alabama (HHA)
Hardest Hit Alabama (HHA), a foreclosure prevention program, is available for eligible homeowners struggling to pay their mortgage payments. HHA offers several different programs to meet the needs of Alabama homeowners facing financial hardships such as:
Mortgage Payment Assistance
Loan Modification Assistance
Short Sale Assistance
HHA assistance is available statewide to qualified homeowners on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here to visit their website for more details.
Road to Recovery®
The American Cancer Society Road To Recovery® program offers cancer patients free transportation to and from their cancer-related treatment. For those who cannot drive themselves or have no other means of getting to treatment, volunteers donate their spare time and the use of their personal vehicle to give cancer patients in their community a much-needed ride. Prospective volunteers may contact Heather Adams or visit www.cancer.org/drive and complete an online volunteer inquiry form. Click here to learn more.
Military Warriors Support Foundation
Military Warriors currently has 53 Homes available for our combat wounded heroes and GoldStar Spouses. They are spread across 24 of the 50 states, including Alabama. Apply for the Homes4WoundedHeroes or Homes 4 Gold Stars today! Click here to learn more.
Jeremiah's Hope Academy
Jeremiah’s Hope Academy (JHA) is a low-cost job skills training program that equips individuals for entry-level healthcare positions. Jeremiah's Hope offers multiple health-related training programs that are 10, 12 or 24 weeks in length. Click here to learn more.