One Mayor’s College Promise in the Heart of the Deep South

In 2018, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin campaigned on the success of children in a city that once defined racism in America. Once elected, he created Birmingham Promise, which provides students with not just reduced-cost college but success coaching and work experience -and galvanized investment from national philanthropy, local stakeholders, and higher education institutions. Making good on Birmingham’s promise is about more than college, it's about transforming an entire community. Learn how a city known for resistance to civil rights is setting an ambitious agenda for inclusive growth.

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Trish Powell Crain

Alabama Media Group

Randall Woodfin

City of Birmingham