December 31st, 2015
Last week we had a chance to catch up with some of our Blueprints alumni. They talked a lot about relationships and how important they were on their college journeys.
Relationships are what these students rely on to overcome barriers, like navigating financial aid or preparing for a big test, that might discourage others.
Relationships are also how we break down barriers to prosperity through programs like Cash for College, Blueprints College Access Initiative, Poverty Data Sheet, and the Community Action Poverty Simulation.
We are counting down the final hours of 2015, and we still need to raise $2,084 to meet our goal of $20,000. Your commitment to a prosperous Alabama strengthens our efforts to break the cycle of multi-generational poverty, which impacts 900,000 Alabamians – including 300,000 children.
Thank you for your support and partnership. Your participation is critical for our success.
Above, left to right: AmeriCorpsVISTA Ashleigh Staples, Woodlawn High School Senior Mariam Jalloh, AmeriCorpsVISTAs Ariel Smith and Ayumi Byrd, Samford University Junior Micah Green-Holloway, AmeriCorpsVISTA Keslie Boyles, Lawson State Community College Freshman Mohamed Jalloh, and Program Manager Elizabeth Parks at Southside Baptist Church.