Life-long learning and opportunity are tied to education. The focus is on assisting students in underserved areas or that are economically disadvantaged. Efforts to improve academic performance, increase access to quality education, and increase the graduation rate and job readiness are considered.
Through the arts, creativity is sparked; we connect to our heritage, and gain an appreciation for cultural diversity. Art and free expression play a role in shaping individuals and our community. Increasing exposure to and participation in the visual and performing arts, and arts education for vulnerable populations are the focus.
Photo by: Cahaba River Society
Civic engagement and issue conversations can advance policies that promote well-being, the common good and adequate opportunities for all people and communities. Advocacy using policy research, communication and education helps to inform citizens and elected officials and is supported.