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Five years of making a change in Birmingham

Treasure Arts receives Birmingham Change Fund grantLast night, four area nonprofits became the latest recipients of funds from the Birmingham Change Fund. The BCF has existed since 2004, consisting of  “young professionals who desired to improve the quality of life of African Americans in their community.”

Pathways, Need a Chance, Treasure Arts and the Birmingham Urban League Young Professionals collectively received $5,500 during a reception at Events by LaNetta in downtown Birmingham to be used towards doing just that – the result of those young professionals forming a giving circle with support from Hindsight Consulting and the Ford Foundation. The special purpose fund is maintained at the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham.

The image above shows representatives from Treasure Arts receiving their grant. Check back later this evening for photos of the recipients at yesterday’s ceremony.

Photo: acnatta/Flickr.

Birmingham Urban League celebrates 40 years

Birmingham Urban LeagueThe Birmingham Urban League will be celebrating their 40th anniversary this Friday at the Harbert Center. Both the Urban League and the Birmingham Urban League Young Professionals (BULYP) advance their missions through the delivery of programs that empower area racial and ethnic groups.

Both groups focus specifically on education, housing, workforce development and youth services. They are working together to close gaps by addressing the problems that racial and ethnic groups face in the areas of education, economics, health, civic engagements and civil rights.

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