Author: Leslie Schraeder

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The United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) is accepting applications for the 2023 Class of Project Blueprint. Project Blueprint is an initiative of UWSWA designed to assist partner agencies and other nonprofit organizations become more inclusive and reflective of our diverse community. Upon completion of a series of informative classes, Project Blueprint graduates are trained and available for placement on local nonprofit boards and committees. Applications are due by March 17, 2023 at 4PM.

Resource Development Blog: Black History is the Future
By: Kimberly Bell, Manager of Donor Relations

The cultural milieu of the history of the City of Mobile is one that is deeply intertwined with Black History. In the present time, we have seen an exceptionally fervent effort to carry on the legacy of black history and the important accomplishments of our ancestors. One way this is being accomplished is by establishing, preserving, and maintaining black historical heritage sites and artifacts relative to the history of our city and the very core of our being.

By Dr. Deborah Curry, Program Manager for The Basics Southwest Alabama

As an Educator, how does Black History Month allow us to “Be the Change” that we need in our community?

I am a wife, mother of three sons, and an educator by trade for nearly thirty years. Therefore, this topic is very passionate to me. Black History Month is a great time to encourage and show others how to “Be the Change” our community desperately needs. However, I believe we must first understand who, when, where, and why Black History Month was started.

Mobile County has been awarded Federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) / Federal Emergency Management Agency (EMA) under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program (EFSP).

Mobile County has been chosen to receive $150,167 for emergency food and shelter funding to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county, helping to expand their capacity.

United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) announced Lindsay Lum as a new New Outreach & Community Engagement Coordinator. In this position, Lindsay will coordinate volunteers and affinity groups, leadership development, company or agency sponsored programs, provide case management for UWSWA’s disaster services, and work with community organizations to plan, organize, implement, and evaluate community impact activities to ensure a successful, stronger Southwest Alabama.

Resource Development Blog: Looking Forward
By: Lauren Luckie, Manager of Donor Relations

The final days of the first month in a new year are always fascinating to me. It is a time to take stock on where one stands on their New Year’s Resolutions. As I reflect on the challenges, growth, and joyous moments that happened this month, I am called to pause and reflect. What can be adjusted moving forward? Despite my best intentions, I find that king cake has already put a damper on my commitment to eating less sugar. Other than that, at the close of this year’s “chapter one”, there is much to look forward to.

United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA), with the generous help of our volunteers, launches the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program on Monday, January 30, 2023. The VITA program offers FREE tax filing help to people whose household income is $60,000 or less. We also serve taxpayers over the age of sixty as well as persons with disabilities.

Do you want to join the team?