Perry County one of seven Alabama counties with a quarter of its citizens living in poverty
by the Selma Sun | June 20, 2022 | Article
Perry County is one of seven counties in the state in which more than a quarter of its citizens live in poverty. That’s the finding of a report released by Alabama Possible, a statewide nonprofit organization that works to break down barriers to prosperity through advocacy, education and collaboration.
2022 BARRIERS TO PROSPERITY DATA SHEET: ALABAMA IS THE NATION’S SIXTH POOREST STATE
by Alabama Possible | June 9, 2022 | Press Release
ALABAMA (June 9, 2022) — Alabama Possible, a statewide nonprofit organization that breaks down barriers to prosperity, today released its 2022 Barriers to Prosperity Data Sheet. This year’s findings show that more than 714,000 Alabamians, including 222,000 children, live below the federal poverty threshold, which is $26,496 for a family of four.
Alabama Possible Celebrates High School FAFSA Gains with Cash for College Awards
by Alabama Possible | June 1, 2022 | Press Release
ALABAMA (June 1, 2022) –Today close to 150 attendees celebrated high school educators for their commitment to supporting students on their journey to postsecondary pathways at the Virtual Alabama Goes to College Celebration Day from 10:00 – 11:45 a.m.
Alabama high school seniors improve completion rate for form tied to federal college aid
by Alabama News Center | May 31, 2022 | Article
Alabama’s 2021 high school graduating seniors left a decent Powerball’s worth of money – an estimated $67.8 million in federal financial aid – on the table.
Improving education in Alabama: An issue guide for voters
by Reckon | May 16, 2022 | Article
In April of 2022, Reckon and partners including Essential Partners, Cortico, and Bridge Alliance, hosted conversations with Alabamians under 40 about the future of their state for a project called Bridge Alabama. This guide focuses on an issue raised in those conversations.
The Power of State Networks
by Lumina Foundation, Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Talent | April 26, 2022 | Podcast
Aligning the work of state agencies, colleges, universities, community organizations, and philanthropy towards common goals takes trust, a neutral intermediary, and a focus on what is best for students. State-level networks across the country are leading efforts to make their state’s education and workforce systems better. Ryan Fewins-Bliss of the Michigan College Access Network, Chandra Scott of Alabama Possible, and Laura Winter of the Missouri College and Career Attainment Network discuss the ways their networks build trust, advance postsecondary policy and practice, and improve equitable outcomes for students in their home states.
Alabama achieves highest FAFSA ranking in history
by Sylacauga News | March 29, 2022 | Article
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – For the first time, the state of Alabama is ranked nineteenth in the nation for Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completion and second in year-over-year change.