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Black Belt Community Foundation selected as Head Start Grantee for Dallas, Choctaw, Marengo and Wilcox Counties


Black Belt Community Foundation selected as Head Start Grantee for Dallas, Choctaw, Marengo and Wilcox Counties

Selma-based organization will provide high-quality services to the children and families of the Black Belt region. Will host community information sessions.

June 23, 2017 (Selma, AL) The Black Belt Community Foundation (BBCF) has been awarded over $1.4 million by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to oversee the Head Start programs in Dallas, Choctaw, Marengo, and Wilcox counties in Alabama. With the help of this grant, an estimated 307 children in Alabama’s Black Belt will be able to receive critical investment in their early educational development through high-quality program options.

Founded in 2004 with the idea that those living and working in the Black Belt of Alabama best know the area’s challenges and opportunities, the BBCF raises funds and distributes grants to nonprofits that are making a difference in local communities.  


BBCF President Felecia Lucky states: “We are excited to be selected as a first-time Head Start grantee to provide high-quality Head Start services to children and families in the Black Belt region. With our programs, we have served over 50,000 children and families. Like Head Start, our programs emphasize the importance of starting early and working closely with families to improve academic outcomes. We were happy to answer the call to serve the community in this way, and we are ready to build on both the work of the Head Start organizations who have come before us and our successful track record of service in the region.”


U.S. Congresswoman Terri Sewell of Alabama states: “This is outstanding news for children and families in the Black Belt region. It is so important that our children are supported at an early age with educational programs such as Head Start so that their learning capabilities can be cultivated throughout their formative years. With this grant, the Black Belt Community Foundation will be able to bring valuable program offerings to children in the state that need this support the most.”


Below is the information for next week’s organizational sessions in Selma:

LOCATION: Concordia College, Wright Complex, Selma, Alabama

1804 Green Street, Selma, AL 36701 (ph: 334-874-5700)

June 27:  12pm-1:30pm and 4pm-5:30pm  Informational meeting for current Head Start staff.  This meeting will provide an overview of next steps.  The goal of this meeting is to help provide a clear view to the staff the process BBCF will follow in moving forward.  

June 28:  8am-5:30pm  Job Fair. Head Start job applicants can complete their job applications.

June 29:  8am-5:30pm  Call Back Interviews (Attendees will be notified in advance.)



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CLASS REUNION

Tipton High School's class reunion for classes from 1958 to 1972 was held the weekend of June 23 - 25, 2017. The classes of 1966 and 1967 were honored. Click here for photo gallery.

SENIOR PROM HELD

The City of Selma City Council and The Edmunites Mission held the 2nd annual Senior Prom on Friday June 23, 2017  at the Karl Morgan Convention Center. Click here for photo gallery.

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Milan Turner lll holds the Dixie World Series Championship Trophy when the team returned home to Memorial Stadium on Monday July 24, 2017. Selma won the championship by beating Hattiesburg, MS. 8-3 on Sunday July 23, 2017.

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L TO R Rob Corcoran(Hope In The Cities), Rev. Lawrence Wofford(President, Selma NAACP),Felicia Lucky(Executive Director, Blackbelt Community Foundation), Rev. Robert Turner, Jr.(Projected Manager, BBCF, Callie Greer(Selma Center),Brandon Oconnor(Selma Center) and Ainka Jackson(Executive Director, Selma Center For Non-Violence, Truth and Reconcialtion). Not pictured is photographer Randy Williams(Publisher,Selma Post Herald/Talk Show host WHBB’S Viewpoint.)

Richmond, Va. -October 16 and 17, 2017 as part of W.K.  Kellogg Foundations' Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation(TRHT) national initiative. A delegation from Selma comprised of representatives of The Blackbelt Community Foundation and members of its Multi-Sector Team and The Selma Center for Non-Violence, Truth and Reconciliation visited Richmond, Va. to get first hand information from Initiatives Of Change and Hope in the Cities,  organizations considered as models in effectively starting a transformation process in race relations. But the trip almost didn't happen. Had it not been for the persistence of Ainka Sanders Jackson, (Executive Director of The Selma Center for Nonviolence, Truth and Reconciliation) and Delta Airlines Supervisors. What happened was a delay in flights to Montgomery caused the original itinerary's schedule to miss connections in Atlanta to Richmond which would have led to the trip being cancelled or rescheduled. Ainka got on the phone with Delta Airline supervisors and they were able to rework the itinerary. In fact some members got an upgrade to first class in seating by Delta as a result.

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Former Pratville Mayor and ADECA Director Jim Byard, Jr.adressed the 2017 ACLN Forum Thursday October 12, 2017 at the Alabama Power Company Conference Center in Clanton, AL

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