2016 Community Impact Grant Proposals
UAB employees will have the opportunity to vote for the recipient of the $50,000 2016 Community Impact Grant in January. Please read the proposals and return in January to review videos and vote!
Better Basics' Teacher Academy is designed to strengthen the classroom skills of teachers in the Birmingham area. The Academy, in partnership with the UAB Children's Creative Learning Center and the UAB School of Education, Departments of Curriculum and Instruction and Human Studies, will be a new and significant addition to the existing Better Basics Summer Learning Program. Academy teachers will learn, implement and receive immediate and strategic feedback from Academy coaches. The Academy provides ongoing support, making it the only program in our area dedicated to improving the effectiveness of teachers in high-poverty schools throughout the school year.
Better Basics' Teacher Academy
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Hand in Paw Petscription for the ClassroomHand in Paw's Petscription for the Classroom Program gives educators powerful tools- specially-trained handler and animal Therapy Teams who motivate students in need. Therapy animals change the atmosphere of a classroom and the culture of a school. They promote focus, improve speech, language learning and cognition; decrease anxiety, foster compassion, encourage physical activity, strengthen social sills, lower truancy, and deliver comfort. Through lesson plans centered around therapy animals, measurable strides are made. We aim to serve 300 additional students in the first year by adding six school partners, where need is greatest. We need your help to create brighter futures.
Learn more about Hand in Paw.
HICA En Mis Manos (In My Hands) College Readiness of Latino FamiliesThe En Mis Manos empowers Latino and immigrant families to strive for the American Dream of a college education. The interactive program teaches parents and students how to be competitive for college admission through good grades, community service, and college visits to UAB. Families work together in a fun environment to set educational and financial goals. Unlike any other program in Alabama, En Mis Manos is specifically tailored to the unique cultural, linguistic, and immigrant experiences of the participants. Building upon the importance of familia, the result is that more Latino youth can realize their dream of attending college.
Learn more about the Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama.