Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the War on Poverty

January 8th, 2014 Today marks the 50th anniversary of President Johnson’s declaration of “an unconditional War on Poverty.” “Many Americans live on the outskirts of hope–some because of their poverty, and some because of their color, and all too many because of both....

Alabama Possible Spotlight: Micah Green-Holloway

December 27th, 2013 Kevi Martin and I recently spent the day catching up with one of our Blueprints College Access Initiative All-Stars, Micah Green-Holloway. Micah was the 2013 Woodlawn High School valedictorian, and he earned a full academic scholarship toAP...

Shaping the Future through Advocacy

November 20th, 2013 Our November 15th workshop, How We Can Shape the Future: Advocacy 101 for Nonprofit Organizations, attracted over 70 attendees at Burr & Forman LLP in downtown Birmingham. We spent the day learning from Isaiah Castilla of the Alliance for...

Summer Workshop Recap: Is Trying Hard Good Enough?

July 25th, 2013 On July 23, over 70 higher education faculty, staff, students, and community partners gathered at APP’s Birmingham office for our Summer Higher Education Alliance Workshop, “Trying Hard is Not Good Enough: What Measurement Means for Service-Learning...

Welcome Ginny Cooper, APP’s Newest AmeriCorps*VISTA

July 24th, 2013 Birmingham native Ginny Cooper graduated in May from APP Cornerstone Member The University of Alabama with a major in English and a minor in French.  She will be working with APP’s Blueprints College Access Initiative.   Why did you major in English? I...