For many, the beginning of a new year is a time for reflection, a time to look back on the past twelve months, and come up with a plan to better ourselves, our lives, our relationships, our work. And at Ed, we're no different.
Last year was an eventful one. We added several talented new people to our staff
and expanded our programs into middle school through GEAR UP Birmingham
. We embarked on a new adventure with the launch of the Ed Network
and stood in awe of our students as they demonstrated their talents in public speaking in front of Condoleezza Rice
and the audience at ArcStories
. We spent hours on the phone with our partners, coordinating schedules and ordering buses; we lost only a little bit of sleep thinking about what we could have done better; we smiled a lot.
So, in 2016, our goal is to get you more involved in our efforts, because - let's be honest - we're better when you're here. On our own, demanding excellence in education for students in Birmingham City Schools is a daunting task: with you, it's an exciting one. Whatever your skill set, passion, or availability, we've got something for you to do. We promise.
Send us a volunteer inquiry through this form
or join our Network
to get weekly updates about activity among our members. Make good on your own New Year's Resolutions to stay in touch by following us on Facebook
, and Twitter
, and if you know about something that we should know about, give us a heads up by completing the short Share Your Good News
form on our website.
Meanwhile, check out the 2015 Highlights Reel below, featuring recent Huffman graduate Theodore Tyson's Student Voice
, Hudson K-8 teacher Laura West in our Educator Spotlight
, and the Birmingham Rotary Club in the Partnership Feature
. These are the stories that demonstrate why we do what we do, and why we hope you'll join us.