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Epilepsy Awareness Day: Learn How You Can Help Eliminate the Stigma Associated with Epilepsy Alongside Epilepsy Foundation Alabama

By: Sara Franklin, Epilepsy Foundation of Alabama Regional Director

“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”  Maya Angelou

Rain or shine, I’m writing today to encourage those in Southwest Alabama to paint it all purple in honor of Epilepsy Awareness Day, which falls on March 26th.  

By Trista Stout-Walker, VP of Community Impact

Beautiful girl, you can do hard things. This mantra spoke to me as I reflected on creating March’s Blog. As we celebrate Women’s History Month, we celebrate all women and the transformative work they do to improve our society. Hard things are done each day for people all over the world, even in Southwest Alabama, and even in the walls of United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA).

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.