Past Events


Advocacy 101 for Nonprofit Organizations

Training by

Isaiah Castilla, JD

Bolder Advocacy Counsel, Alliance for Justice

Friday, November 15, 2013

Registration 9:30 a.m.

Workshop 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.


Burr & Forman, LLP

420 20th Street North, 34th Floor, Birmingham, AL 35203

Who should attend

Nonprofit organization staff, volunteers, and board members


$12 Early bird registration
$17 Regular registration
Early bird registration fees end Monday, November 11

Lunch included in ticket price

3.5 CEUs available

3.5 CLE hours available

Pay by credit card

Pay by mail

Alabama Possible, PO Box 55058, Birmingham, AL 35255


Alabama Civil Justice Foundation


Alabama Appleseed Center for Law and Justice • Alabama Possible • Alliance for Justice


Alabama Possible-Alabama Poverty Project 20th Anniversary Sponsor Package

Alabama Possible-Alabama Poverty Project 20th Anniversary Sponsor Package by Alabama Possible



What Measurement and Assessment Means for 

Service-Learning Programs & Community Partners


Tuesday, July 23

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Keynote Addresses from

Drew Langloh, CEO

United Way of Central Alabama


Paul Matthews, PhD

University of Georgia Office of Service-Learning


and presentations from our partners

Early Bird Registration Fees end Tuesday, July 16

$45 Higher Ed Faculty and Staff

$40 Higher Ed Faculty and Staff from APP Higher Education Members

$25 Students, AmeriCorps Volunteers, Community Partners

Lunch included in ticket price

CEUs available

Workshop will take place in the offices of

Alabama Possible – Alabama Poverty Project at

Southside Baptist Church

Paying by credit card?

Paying by check? Mail it to:

Alabama Poverty Project

PO Box 55058

Birmingham, AL  35255

Join us for FAFSA February

FAFSA Feb logo


Need help completing the FAFSA? Visit the Alabama FAFSA February Events Page to find a FAFSA Event near you:


Judson College
Date: February 28
Location: Francis Marion High School
Time: 5:30 pm
Site Coordinator: Ashley Clemons (800-447-9472)


University of Montevallo
Date: Monday, February 25
Location: University of Montevallo, Carmichael Library, bottom floor
Time: 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm
Site Coordinator: Maria Parker (205-665-6050)

Muscle Shoals

Northwest Shoals Community College
Dates: February 28
Location: Northwest Shoals Community College- Phil Campbell Library
Time: 5:30-7:30
Site Coordinator: Rachel Trapp (

A Summit on Civic Engagement and Alabama’s Two-Year Colleges

Engaging Alabama Communities Through Two-Year Colleges:

Real Learning, Real Change

Friday, February 8, 2013

Jefferson State Community College Shelby-Hoover Campus
4600 Valleydale RoadBirmingham, AL 35242

This one-day summit is designed to provide a learning exchange among the state’s community colleges on developing beneficial, sustainable, reciprocal relationships between two-year colleges and their communities.

The summit will facilitate a conversation that emphasizes the relationship between the college and the community, examines ideas focused on intentional community outreach, and explores ways to move from episodic acts of service in the community to ongoing, sustainable involvement.  Activities to be discussed include:

  • incorporating civic education into classroom experiences,
  • utilizing service learning pedagogy,
  • hosting community forums,
  • encouraging participation by faculty, students, and staff in planned civic activities, and
  • engaging in community affairs.

Administrators, faculty, students, and community/institutional partners from two-year colleges across Alabama will engage with one another in concurrent workshop sessions and learning exchanges designed to share ideas, experiences, and challenges.

The summit will seek to answer the driving question: “How can we together inspire a strong civic society?” by exploring community colleges’ role in building and maintaining sustainable and reciprocal relationships with their communities.

Featuring Addresses by

Mark Heinrich, PhD

Chancellor, Alabama Community College System

Bernie Ronan, PhD

Organizer, the Democracy Commitment & Associate Vice-Chancellor for Public Affairs, Maricopa Community College

Mary Elizabeth Tyler Boucebci

Community-Based Learning Coordinator, Quality Enhancement Plan, Georgia Perimeter College

and Breakout Sessions Highlighting Best Practices at Alabama’s Two Year Colleges

Sponsored by Alabama Possible – Alabama Poverty Project, Auburn University Outreach, Department of Postsecondary Education, and David Mathews Center for Civic Life. CEUs available.

**Lunch is included**




APP Member Institutions: Ala. DPSE • Ala. St. Univ. • Athens St. Univ. • Auburn Univ. • Auburn Univ. at Montgomery  • Birmingham-Southern College • Calhoun St. CC • Faulkner Univ. • Jacksonville State Univ. • Lawson St. CC • NE Ala. CC • Northwest-Shoals CC • Samford Univ. • Spring Hill College • Univ. of Alabama •UAB College of Arts and Sciences • Univ. of Montevallo • Univ. of West Ala.


2012 Lifetime of Learning Conference

Engaging in Dialogues about Power and Privilege in Service to Build Inclusive Communities


Friday, November 2, 2012

9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Birmingham-Southern College

Featuring Interactive Workshops and Conversations with

 Nadjwa Norton, Ed.D

Associate Professor, Transformative Literacy Program, The City College of New York

Father Alex Steinmiller

President, Holy Family Cristo Rey High School 

Courtney Bentley, Ed.D

Associate Professor & Teacher Leadership Coordinator, University of Montevallo 

Kristin Harper

Director, Bunting Center for Engaged Learning, Birmingham-Southern College

and presentations from our partners

Early registration deadline: October 26

$100 Higher Ed Members Faculty and Staff

$125 Higher Ed Non-Members Faculty and Staff

$75 Presenters

$50 Students, AmeriCorps Volunteers, Community Partners


Breakfast, lunch and plenty of caffeine included

CEUs available

APP Members: Ala. DPSE • Ala. St. Univ. • Athens St. Univ. • Auburn Univ. • Auburn Univ. Montgomery
Birmingham-Southern College • Calhoun St. CC • Faulkner Univ. • Jacksonville State Univ. • JF Drake Tech. College
 Judson College • Lawson St. CC • NE Ala.CC • NW Shoals CC • Samford Univ. • Spring Hill College • Univ. of Alabama
UAB College of Arts and Sciences • Univ. of Montevallo • Univ. of West Ala.

Community Forum on Bullying

What is it? How do we prevent it?

Thursday, October 4

5 p.m. – 7 p.m.


Alabama Possible – the Alabama Poverty Project & Children’s Policy Council of Jefferson County


Southside Baptist Church


Join Alabama Possible – The Alabama Poverty Project and the Children’s Policy Council of Jefferson County in an Alabama Issues forum on bullying.

At the open forum, facilitated by The David Matthews Center for Civic Life, citizens will have the opportunity to weigh carefully the attractions, weaknesses, costs, and consequences of different perspectives on productive ways to approach the issue of bullying.

Reducing bullying incidents will require us working together as a community. The consequences of not solving the problem are enormous. While Alabama continues to make progress related to combating bullying, the statistics and stories of bullied students are alarming. Nationwide, 28% of students in grades 6-12 experienced bullying during the 2008-2009 school year according to the 2008-2009 School Crime Supplement, and the National Association of School Psychologists reports that 160,000 young people miss school every day due to fears of being bullied. The educational and public safety effects of ignoring this issue are grave.

“There is no higher office than the office of citizen, and deliberative forums give citizens a chance to talk through what they hold valuable related to an issue,” says Chris McCauley, Executive Director of the David Mathews Center. “Bullying is an issue that can affect schools, communities, and office environments. It’s up to citizens to think through creative, community-based solutions to address the issue.”

**Sandwiches will be provided by Jimmy John’s**

Developing a Long Term Vision to Unlock Alabama’s Potential 

Education  • Engagement • Advocacy

Tuesday, July 24
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Alabama Poverty Project at Southside Baptist Church

Keynote Address

“Cultivating a State of Readiness”
Jon Mason, Director
Serve Alabama: The Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Volunteer Service


“Alabama’s Civic Health Index”
Cristin Foster
David Mathew Center for Civic Life

“House United: Alabama and Auburn Come Together to Rebuild Alabama”
Ralph Foster, Director of Public Service
Auburn University 

“Be Prepared: Students Advocate for Storm Readiness”
Phi Theta Kappa
Northwest-Shoals Community College, Phil Campbell Campus

Reflection and Discussion
Kent Andersen, Director, Hess Center for Leadership and Service
Birmingham-Southern College

Admission Price
$45 Higher Ed Faculty and Staff
$25 Students, AmeriCorps Volunteers, Community Partners

Lunch included in ticket price
CEUs available

Paying with a credit card? Buy tickets online.

Paying by check? Mail it to:
Alabama Poverty Project
PO Box 55058
Birmingham, AL  35255

Mother’s Day Weekend 2012 Gospel Brunch

2012 Gospel Brunch

Get your Mother’s Day celebration started early with a Gospel Brunch on Saturday, May 12, at 10 a.m. at Birmingham’s Bottletree Café.

The brunch buffet will include Bottletree menu favorites, fresh juices, iced tea, coffee and soft drinks. A cash bar will also be available.

The Gospel performance will be led by performers from the Alabama Gospel Center, which preserves, promotes and shares Alabama’s rich gospel heritage.

Tickets for APP members are $50/single and $90/couple, and for nonmembers they are $60/single and $110/couple.  Children 6-18 are $20 each, and under 6 are free.

(If you aren’t a member, you can join by clicking here.)

Proceeds will benefit the Alabama Gospel Center and the Alabama Poverty Project, a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing systemic poverty and its root causes across Alabama. APP educates citizens about poverty, motivates colleges and faith-based institutions to engage in poverty-reduction activities and advocates for fact-based policy decisions.

Lifetime of Learning 2011

“Poverty, Tornado Response, and Community-University Partnerships”

Featuring Keynote Addresses by Mary Alice Morgan, PhD, Senior Vice Provost for Service Learning, Mercer University; and Mary Beth Lima, PhD, Director, Center for Community Engagement, Learning and Leadership, Louisiana State University

Also Featuring Breakout Sessions Discussing Best Practices From APP’s Higher Education Members

Full Agenda

Higher Education Alliance Summer Workshop + Annual Meeting

“Tornado Recovery and Vulnerable Populations: What Higher Education Institutions and their Community Partners Need to Know Now”

Featuring guest speaker Dr. Brenda Phillips

and presentations from

The University of Alabama Honors College Experience

Northwest-Shoals Community College – Phil Campbell

and the

Alabama Tornado Recovery Fund

Plus, resource sharing and ideas to incorporate tornado recovery into your students’ service and learning experiences.

Wednesday, July 13, Southside Baptist Church

Reserve your spot at

Advancing Alabama: Strategies for Ending Poverty

Wednesday-Friday, May 18-20, 2011

Birmingham Sheraton

Hunger and Food Security: Higher Education’s Response

Friday, April 15, 2011

Perimeter Park Hilton, Birmingham

Faith Issues Forum: High School Dropouts

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Southside Baptist Church, Birmingham

Lunch Line screening and Taste $2.72 reception

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Bama Theatre, Tuscaloosa

Food Summit 2010: Bringing Everyone to the Table

Friday, November 12 – Saturday, November 13, 2010

Avon Theatre, Birmingham

Served in Birmingham: A Benefit for the Alabama Poverty Project

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Kress Building, Birmingham

Alabama Possible Summit: Relational Ministry and Your Faith Community

Monday, October 25, 2010

Samford University

Lifetime of Learning 2010: College Access, Student Retention and Service-Learning

Friday, September 17, 2010

Auburn University Montgomery

Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread: A Hunger and Food Security Workshop

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Lincoln Village Church, Huntsville

Southeastern premiere of Lunch Line

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Bottletree Cafe, Birmingham

Yoga in Action Alabama Possible Fundraiser

August 14, 2010

Yoga Circle, Birmingham

Sustaining Service-Learning: Annual Higher Education Alliance Luncheon

July 21, 2010

Southside Baptist Church, Birmingham

Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread: A Hunger and Food Security Workshop

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Dauphin Way United Methodist Church, Mobile

Bread for the World: An Offering of Letters

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Southside Baptist Church, Birmingham

Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread: A Hunger and Food Security Workshop

March 18, 2010

Capitol Heights Baptist Church, Montgomery

Learning Community Boot Camp – For Our Higher Education Partners

March 15, 2010

Calhoun Community College

Lifetime of Learning 2009

A Conference on Service-Learning, Civic Responsibility, and Higher Education

September 25, 2009

Birmingham-Southern College