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Today, we highlight and praise Carrie Leland for her work as the Executive Director of Pathways. Many of the homeless in Alabama have no shelter, but for homeless women and children in Birmingham, Pathways provides even more than that. Leland and her staff offer life programs as well as daycare, housing, employment, and medical care. Leland has been working with families in crisis for over 20 years, and states it's her biggest motivating factor. Thank you for all that you do, Carrie! #WomensHistoryMonth

For more information on Pathways, click here: https://bit.ly/3tMcaAz
Our Power to Play Grants are officially open! Studies prove that students who participate in extracurricular activities perform better in the classroom and are more likely to graduate from high school. Our Power to Play grant program offers two types of grants to expand opportunities and increase student participation in arts and athletics programs.

Click below for more information and fill out your application today!
Members of the Alabama Power Service Organization/Mobile Chapter joined with volunteers from Kemira’s manufacturing facility in Mobile, and Africatown residents, to help clean the Old Plateau Cemetery. #PowerOfGood
Rick Jackson shines as an Alabama Bright Light as the executive director of Boys and Girls Club of the River Region as he and his staff serve disadvantaged youths and presents them with a place to grow and learn. #PowerOfGood
REMINDER: Tomorrow is the deadline for our Classroom grants which offers teachers an added resource to help them improve the learning experience for their students. Click below to learn more and fill out your applications today! #PowerOfGood
Today, we highlight and praise Connie Hill, Ph.D for her work as the President and CEO of Girls Inc. of Central Alabama. Not only is she inspiring all girls to be Strong, Smart, and Bold, but Connie and her staff are also building a pipeline of future workers. They give girls confidence, engage them in STEM, and prepare them for college and their future careers. Overall, the goal of Girls Inc. is to help all girls grow into successful women. #WomensHistoryMonth

For more information on Girls Inc., click here: https://bit.ly/3MiSCMs
#WomensHistoryMonth is a dedicated month to reflect on the contributions of women to United States history. The celebration of Women’s History Month grew out of a weeklong celebration of women’s contributions to culture, history and society organized by the school district of Sonoma, California, in 1978 which turned into what Women’s History Month is today.

This month, we will reflect, educate, and highlight important women in our great state currently fulfilling the #PowerOfGood message in their non-profit organizations.
#BlackHistoryMonth Day 28: 1970

Richard Charles Dale and Samuel William Sullivan, Jr. were the first African-American students to graduate from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

📸: UAB Archives
#BlackHistoryMonth Day 25: 1968

The National Democratic Party of Alabama (NDPA) was formed in 1968 to provide African-Americans with an alternative to the state's white-controlled Democratic Party. Although the party failed to make significant headway, the party had much local success and provided many African-Americans with their first experience in politics.

📸: Alabama NewsCenter
#BlackHistoryMonth Day 24: 1966

The Neighborhood Organized Workers (NOW) and the Black Panther Party were formed. NOW focused on non-violent direct action in an effort to achieve political, social, and economic reform, while the Black Panther's was better known for using self-defense that challenged police brutality measures that started in Oakland, CA and spread across the country.

📸: Time.com
As the nation reflects during #BlackHistoryMonth, Alabama Power, its employees and the Alabama Power Foundation are focused on helping build a more equitable, just and inclusive Alabama. #PowerOfGood
#BlackHistoryMonth Day 23: 1966

More than 600 people, led by Hosea Williams, attempt to march from Brown Chapel in Selma to the Capitol in Montgomery for voting rights. Marchers and protesters were met by 150 Alabama State troopers and gatherers wielding clubs, bullwhips, and tear gas. John Lewis was one of 58 people treated for injuries. The confrontation became known as “Bloody Sunday.”

📸: History.com

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Adrienne Starks is an Alabama Bright Light STREAMing from Birmingham - Alabama NewsCenter 03/10/2022

Adrienne Starks is an Alabama Bright Light STREAMing from Birmingham - Alabama NewsCenter

Adrienne Starks shines as an Alabama Bright Light as she is recognized for her contributions to STEM and being the founder of Stream Innovations which exposes students to STREAM (science, technology, reading, engineering, arts and mathematics) through various programs supported by the Alabama Power Foundation.

Adrienne Starks is an Alabama Bright Light STREAMing from Birmingham - Alabama NewsCenter STREAM Innovations is expanding education.

03/09/2022

Today, we highlight and praise Carrie Leland for her work as the Executive Director of Pathways. Many of the homeless in Alabama have no shelter, but for homeless women and children in Birmingham, Pathways provides even more than that. Leland and her staff offer life programs as well as daycare, housing, employment, and medical care. Leland has been working with families in crisis for over 20 years, and states it's her biggest motivating factor. Thank you for all that you do, Carrie!

For more information on Pathways, click here: https://bit.ly/3tMcaAz

Power to Play Grants | Alabama Power Foundation | The Power of Good 03/08/2022

Power to Play Grants | Alabama Power Foundation | The Power of Good

Our Power to Play Grants are officially open! Studies prove that students who participate in extracurricular activities perform better in the classroom and are more likely to graduate from high school. Our Power to Play grant program offers two types of grants to expand opportunities and increase student participation in arts and athletics programs.

Click below for more information and fill out your application today!

Power to Play Grants | Alabama Power Foundation | The Power of Good Communities are stronger when students succeed. Studies prove that students who participate in extracurricular activities perform better in the classroom and are more likely to graduate from high school. Our Power to Play grant program offers two types of grants to expand opportunities and increase....

Alabama Power volunteers working to preserve history, heritage of Africatown community - Alabama NewsCenter 03/07/2022

Alabama Power volunteers working to preserve history, heritage of Africatown community - Alabama NewsCenter

Members of the Alabama Power Service Organization/Mobile Chapter joined with volunteers from Kemira’s manufacturing facility in Mobile, and Africatown residents, to help clean the Old Plateau Cemetery.

Alabama Power volunteers working to preserve history, heritage of Africatown community - Alabama NewsCenter Leader praises effort to clean historic community cemetery.

Rick Jackson is an Alabama Bright Light in the River Region - Alabama NewsCenter 03/04/2022

Rick Jackson is an Alabama Bright Light in the River Region - Alabama NewsCenter

Rick Jackson shines as an Alabama Bright Light as the executive director of Boys and Girls Club of the River Region as he and his staff serve disadvantaged youths and presents them with a place to grow and learn.

Rick Jackson is an Alabama Bright Light in the River Region - Alabama NewsCenter Boys & Girls Club of the River Region provides needed programs.

Classroom Grants | Alabama Power Foundation | The Power of Good 03/03/2022

Classroom Grants | Alabama Power Foundation | The Power of Good

REMINDER: Tomorrow is the deadline for our Classroom grants which offers teachers an added resource to help them improve the learning experience for their students. Click below to learn more and fill out your applications today!

Classroom Grants | Alabama Power Foundation | The Power of Good Teachers often have to pay for class materials out-of-pocket. Our Classroom grants seek to solve that problem by awarding grants up to $1,000 for materials to better the classroom environment, and in turn, enhance a student’s ability to learn. Funding may also be used to support COVID-19 relief ef...

03/02/2022

Today, we highlight and praise Connie Hill, Ph.D for her work as the President and CEO of Girls Inc. of Central Alabama. Not only is she inspiring all girls to be Strong, Smart, and Bold, but Connie and her staff are also building a pipeline of future workers. They give girls confidence, engage them in STEM, and prepare them for college and their future careers. Overall, the goal of Girls Inc. is to help all girls grow into successful women.

For more information on Girls Inc., click here: https://bit.ly/3MiSCMs

03/01/2022

is a dedicated month to reflect on the contributions of women to United States history. The celebration of Women’s History Month grew out of a weeklong celebration of women’s contributions to culture, history and society organized by the school district of Sonoma, California, in 1978 which turned into what Women’s History Month is today.

This month, we will reflect, educate, and highlight important women in our great state currently fulfilling the message in their non-profit organizations.

02/28/2022

Day 28: 1970

Richard Charles Dale and Samuel William Sullivan, Jr. were the first African-American students to graduate from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

📸: UAB Archives

02/25/2022

Day 25: 1968

The National Democratic Party of Alabama (NDPA) was formed in 1968 to provide African-Americans with an alternative to the state's white-controlled Democratic Party. Although the party failed to make significant headway, the party had much local success and provided many African-Americans with their first experience in politics.

📸: Alabama NewsCenter

02/24/2022

Day 24: 1966

The Neighborhood Organized Workers (NOW) and the Black Panther Party were formed. NOW focused on non-violent direct action in an effort to achieve political, social, and economic reform, while the Black Panther's was better known for using self-defense that challenged police brutality measures that started in Oakland, CA and spread across the country.

📸: Time.com

Alabama Power Foundation awards six grants to advance diversity, equity and inclusion - Alabama NewsCenter 02/24/2022

Alabama Power Foundation awards six grants to advance diversity, equity and inclusion - Alabama NewsCenter

As the nation reflects during , Alabama Power, its employees and the Alabama Power Foundation are focused on helping build a more equitable, just and inclusive Alabama.

Alabama Power Foundation awards six grants to advance diversity, equity and inclusion - Alabama NewsCenter The grants will support education and economic empowerment.

02/23/2022

Day 23: 1966

More than 600 people, led by Hosea Williams, attempt to march from Brown Chapel in Selma to the Capitol in Montgomery for voting rights. Marchers and protesters were met by 150 Alabama State troopers and gatherers wielding clubs, bullwhips, and tear gas. John Lewis was one of 58 people treated for injuries. The confrontation became known as “Bloody Sunday.”

📸: History.com

02/22/2022

Day 22: 1964

Auburn University integrates as they let their first African-American student onto campus; Harold Franklin. Franklin received his master's degree more than 50 years after submitting his thesis and paved the way for future African-American Auburn students and student athletes.

📸: Alabama NewsCenter

02/21/2022

Day 21: 1963

16th Street Baptist Church is bombed on September 15, killing four young girls. The church was chosen due to its involvement in the Birmingham Campaign and other demonstrations. Over 8,000 people, both black and white, attended the girls’ funerals.

📸: Encyclopedia of Alabama

02/18/2022

Day 18: 1963

President Kennedy calls on the Alabama National Guard after Governor George Wallace tries to prevent two African-American students from enrolling at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

📸: Voices of Alabama

02/17/2022

Day 17: 1963

The Birmingham Campaign begins, including mass meetings, lunch counter sit-ins, downtown marches, mass voter registrations, and a boycott of downtown businesses. The city obtains a court order against the protesters, leading to Dr. King's arrest on April 12th. King releases his famous “Letter from Birmingham Jail” while in solitary confinement.

📸: Encyclopedia of Alabama

02/16/2022

Day 16: 1961

The first Freedom Ride leaves Washington, DC for the South. The movement was organized by CORE to test the Supreme Court ruling that bus segregation was unconstitutional. More than a thousand white men and women attacked the Riders upon arrival in Montgomery. Following intervention from the federal government, the Riders were safely sheltered at the Dr. Richard H. Harris, Jr. House and eventually continued with their mission to Jackson, Mississippi.

📸: Encyclopedia of Alabama

02/15/2022

Day 15: 1960

Four students organize a lunch counter sit-in at Woolworth’s in Greensboro, NC, inspiring more demonstrations in 12 states. Following the division of a Montgomery sit-in organized by a professor and students from Alabama State University, a large group of marchers gathered at the Ben Moore Hotel and marched down South Jackson Street to the Courthouse.

📸: Voices of Alabama

Alabama Power Foundation provides grant to Black Male Initiative at Stillman College - Alabama NewsCenter 02/15/2022

Alabama Power Foundation provides grant to Black Male Initiative at Stillman College - Alabama NewsCenter

The Alabama Power Foundation’s support of Stillman College continues with a $100,000 grant to support the college’s STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education and workforce initiatives.

Alabama Power Foundation provides grant to Black Male Initiative at Stillman College - Alabama NewsCenter The grant will support STEM and other education and workforce initiatives.

02/15/2022

Day 14: 1959

The Ballard House is purchased by Dr. Herchell Hamilton, Sr, the first board certified African-American general surgeon in the state of Alabama. He treated numerous foot soldiers injured during the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement, earning the nickname "The Battle Surgeon” and “The Dog Bite Doctor.”

📸: The Ballard House Project

Classroom Grants | Alabama Power Foundation | The Power of Good 02/14/2022

Classroom Grants | Alabama Power Foundation | The Power of Good

The first cycle of the 2022 Classroom grants are now open! Our Classroom grants seek to solve that problem by awarding grants up to $1,000 for materials to better the classroom environment, and in turn, enhance a student’s ability to learn. Nonprofits who provide those services and are partnering with local school systems who meet the grant criteria may also apply for grants. Click below to fill our your application today.

Classroom Grants | Alabama Power Foundation | The Power of Good Teachers often have to pay for class materials out-of-pocket. Our Classroom grants seek to solve that problem by awarding grants up to $1,000 for materials to better the classroom environment, and in turn, enhance a student’s ability to learn. Funding may also be used to support COVID-19 relief ef...

Alabama Business Charitable Trust unveils updated online site - Alabama NewsCenter 02/13/2022

Alabama Business Charitable Trust unveils updated online site - Alabama NewsCenter

The Alabama Business Charitable Trust Fund (ABC Trust) has updated its online site, offering more information for low-income Alabamians to help meet their energy needs.

Alabama Business Charitable Trust unveils updated online site - Alabama NewsCenter The site now provides more information to help low-income families.

02/11/2022

Day 11: 1956

The Dexter Avenue Baptist Church Parsonage is bombed around 9:00 p.m. surrounded by civil unrest provoked by the Montgomery Bus Boycott and King's leadership.

📸: Voices of Alabama

02/10/2022

Day 10: 1956

Considered the most important civil rights organization in Birmingham during the black freedom struggle, the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights (ACMHR) was formed by minister Fed Lee Shuttlesworth after the NAACP was prohibited from operating in Alabama.

📸: Encyclopedia of Alabama

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In fact, that’s our mission – to spread good throughout Alabama to the people who need it most.

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