We are excited to shine the spotlight on another talented UWSWA intern, Caroline Kercher, a student at the University of Alabama with a major in Public Relations and a minor in Communication Studies. As an intern in the Marketing & Communications department, Caroline has been instrumental in helping us spread awareness about our initiatives and impact in the community.

At the United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA), Troy Gibson, an aspiring healthcare administrator majoring in Medical Sociology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), has found a transformative internship opportunity. Hailing from Satsuma, Alabama, Troy believes that internships provide invaluable real-world experience, allowing him to enhance his professional skills and contribute meaningfully to his future career.

In our latest intern spotlight, we are thrilled to introduce Brooke Sterling, a remarkable student hailing from the University of Alabama. Majoring in Mechanical Engineering and minoring in Music, Brooke brings a unique blend of analytical thinking and creative expression to her internship at the United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA).

In this intern spotlight, we shine a light on the exceptional contributions and transformative journey of John “Wyatt” Rice during his time at the United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA). A Marine Sciences major with a minor in Music at the University of South Alabama, Wyatt’s internship at United Way became a meaningful experience that opened his eyes to the realities of the community and inspired his commitment to making a positive impact.

We are delighted to introduce JaMarcus Coats, a driven and compassionate young individual who is making a difference as an intern at the United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA). Hailing from Ben C Rain High School, JaMarcus has set his sights on becoming an engineer, and his internship at UWSWA has provided him with a unique opportunity to contribute to the community while gaining valuable professional experience.

Phins Apparel will host the Inaugural Phins Fishing Classic (PFC) in eight Southern states and will benefit over 240 United Ways. The goal of this tournament is to raise funds and awareness for United Way, as well as connect anglers to their local United Way chapter. The net proceeds will be divided between the United Ways based on how many anglers participate in each community. Locally, the United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) will benefit from the anglers fishing in Choctaw, Clarke, Mobile, and Washington Counties. The tournament kicks off on April 9 and continues through May 1, 2022.

Brad Martin, VITA Program Coordinator, came to United Way in 2013. He is very passionate about helping people achieve financial stability. “I think that so many people today are just not equipped to manage their finances,” he said. “I help people with their taxes, but can also talk them through the steps of filing and refer them to other people to help them get in a better situation than they were before.