11/02/2017: Wylam Network Night at Faith Chapel

On Thursday November 2, 2017, Wylam K-8 hosted their first network night of the academic year. Students, teachers, neighbors and community leaders gathered together at Faith Chapel to discuss what the community could do to improve the school. Our Network Nights are designed in a way that allows us to work with our communities to address any needs they need met. Check out the photos below!  Continue reading

9/26/2017: 3rd Annual Ed Family Game Night

On Tuesday September 26, 2017, the Birmingham Education Foundation hosted its annual fundraiser, Ed Family Game Night! Ed Family Game Night provides an opportunity for four seniors from the Birmingham City School District to compete alongside executives at corporations such as Protective life, Adamson West, UAB, and Alabama Power! Our winner this year was Brooklin Ballard, who played on Team Protective Life! Check out the photos below!  Continue reading

11/17/2017: 10th grade Skill Building Conference on Democracy

On Friday November 17th, in partnership with Christian & Small our 10th grade students had the opportunity to craft and present an argument on how to be advocates and participants in a democratic society. Students were able to hear from Birmingham city officials, like Mayor-elect Randall Woodfin and also got the chance to hear from a panel on how to advocate for their opinions presented by Dr. Nyesha Black, T. Marie King, and Eva Kendrick. Check out the photos below!  Continue reading

10/13/2017: 12th Grade Skill Building Conference on Public Speaking

On Friday October 13th, the Birmingham Education Foundation hosted our first skill building conference of the new school year with our partners from the the Birmingham Rotary and Rotaract clubs. Our students were able to gain experience in public speaking by getting to hear from keynote speaker Cedric Sparks, listening to local professionals speak about their ideas and at the end of the day students were able to give their personal commentaries, where some students were able to receive the golden ticket to be able to further share their stories with WBHM. Check out the photos below!  Continue reading

10/9/15: Career Development Conference on Networking

Last Friday, we hosted our first Career Development Conference on the new school year with our partners at Birmingham Rotary and Rotaract Clubs. Students sat through several conversations about dinner etiquette, elevator pitches, and coffee conversations; experience several rounds of speed-networking; and each got a professional headshot from volunteer photographer Jonathan Purvis! Check out photos below to see how the day unfolded. Continue reading

7/25/15: Ed’s First Annual Network Gathering

This past Saturday, we hosted our first ever (and in the future, annual) Ed Network Gathering with 200 of our closest friends in the Birmingham community. Students, parents, educators, and partners joined us at Social Venture in Woodlawn to celebrate success stories and share information about how to work together to improve outcomes for students in Birmingham City Schools. We had a blast – check out the pictures below to see for yourself. Continue reading

2/5/15: Carver Academy of Engineering at Alabama Power’s TAC

Yesterday, 10th-grade students in the Academy of Engineering at Carver High School were hosted by engineers from Alabama Power at the company’s Technology Applications Center in Calera.  A division of the marketing department, the TAC hosts engineers that test products for a number of industrial and corporate partners to find the most energy-efficient solutions for their products and businesses.  Get a glimpse behind the scenes from the photos below. Continue reading