As a result of 2007′s community visioning project Yes We Can! Birmingham, led by the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, and our ongoing communication with members of the community, Ed has developed four strands, or focus areas, to accomplish the goals of helping to improve the Birmingham City School experience for students and parents. Specifically, we expect these programs to aid in increasing the cohort graduation rate from 55 to 70% by 2013, and then to 80% by 2016. This is how we are translating the community’s words into action.
To read more about the partnership between Ed, the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, the citizens of Birmingham city, and the story of how it all began, click here.