Press Releases

Birmingham City Councilors Join Hands on Birmingham for Back to School Beautification Project

School is almost back in session and Hands On Birmingham is partnering with the Birmingham City Schools (BCS) to make sure students return to beautiful schools as a warm welcome to a great year ahead. Birmingham City Councilors will be joining those efforts by participating in the BCS Back to School Beautification “Because We Care” […]

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Parents Anticipate the Restructuring of the After School Programs in the

Birmingham City Schools should not anticipate closing several after-school programs, but rather restructuring the programs that would be more beneficial to students. Dozens of concerned parents showed up at a Special Called Birmingham Board of Education Meeting at Parker High School to discuss finances and the management strategy of the after-school programs. This meeting trailed […]

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Save the Date: Summer Jams Coming to Ensley on August 20th!

Ensley is family. Ensley is home. Ensley is alive…and we’re inviting you to come see for yourself! District 9 Councilor Marcus Lundy presents Summer Jams 2016! The event will take place Saturday, August 20th in Downtown Ensley on corner of Avenue F and 19th Street! The fun will kick off at 2pm. Summer Jams is free to the public and will include food and street vendors, grand […]

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21ST ANNUAL R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Rally Proves to Be Successful Again As They Send Hundreds of Students Back to School With the Tools to Excel

Whenever communities come together to encourage youth and supply them with tools to succeed as they prepare to pursue their education, the rewards can be priceless. Monday, More Than Conquerors Faith Church, situated in the heart of District 6, hosted their 21st Annual R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Rally. The Back to School Rally provided students with free book […]

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Birmingham Residents Come Together to Declare: “We Won’t Be Next”

We Won’t Be Next. That was the message during an open forum that was recently hosted by the Birmingham City Council to spark dialogue on solutions to the growing tension between communities and the police. The passion for this issue was evident as citizens voiced their concerns on the overwhelming number of police involved shootings that […]

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Let’s Read! Birmingham City Council Interns Create A Literacy Resolution to Enhance Reading Programs in Birmingham City Schools

Internships can create a variety of opportunities including career advancement and hands on training in select industries or access to networking platforms that evolve into mentorships. Capitalizing on their teamwork, the 2016 Birmingham City Council Institute (BCCI) Interns were determined to turn their unique internship into a collective effort geared towards improving education. With an […]

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Black, White, and Blue: Birmingham City Council to Host an Open Dialogue on Public Safety Issues

It’s a growing problem that plagues our communities’ day in and day out and the statistics are not improving. As tension between communities and the police continues to grow, the Birmingham City Council wants to hear from you on solutions as we collectively work together to ensure that We Won’t Be Next. Through your insight […]

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Birmingham City Council Week Ahead: 7/18 – 7/22

These are the highlights of what the Birmingham City Council will be addressing this coming week. For more information about everything the council is doing visit www.birminghamalcitycouncil.org.

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Zoomania! Residents Enjoy Free Day at Zoo Thanks to Birmingham City Councilors

The fun was endless and every where in sight! From the safari to zipping to feeding the animals residents in Districts 5 & 6 got to enjoy a unique experience at the zoo thanks in part to City Council President Johnathan Austin and Councilor Shelia Tyson. Councilors say the opportunity to be able to provide […]

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A Hidden Jewel Within District 6 Making a National Impact

There’s a hidden jewel within District 6….that touches not just local residents but people all over the country. Did you know that the Golden Flake facility is located right here in Birmingham? Birmingham City Councilwoman Shelia Tyson was invited along with the Titusville Civitan Club to tour the golden flake foods facility for an inside look […]

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