Bookmark This Page Alumni share the books and podcasts that move and motivate them Lauren Schwartz (’15) Executive Director Collat Jewish Family Services Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, by Atul Gawande. “Dr.
Past as Prologue Alice Bowsher shares Alabama’s stories In the 1970s, the people of Birmingham realized they were in danger of losing their historical treasures forever. Terminal Station had been demolished, and Sloss Furnaces had narrowly avoided the same fate.
The Lessons of Youth YLF alumni compare key takeaways across decades This spring marked 35 years since the first class of high school sophomores and juniors graduated from Youth Leadership Forum (YLF). Since then more than 1,200 students have gained a deeper knowledge of the Birmingham region, learning what makes it tick, what hurdles it faces, and how to take their places alongside the community’s decision makers.
“It Starts with a Conversation” Targeting racism, one discussion at a time A constant cycle churns throughout American history, says Jarvis Patton (’14). It begins with an injustice tied to race that sparks public outrage.
Leading an Evolution Board chair Mike Warren traces the rise of Leadership Birmingham Mike Warren (’86) has sat at many desks in the past 35 years. And on each one, he has proudly displayed his Leadership Birmingham pyramid, a treasured reminder of his class year.
What Happens Now? Advice for building our post-COVID economy Birmingham’s future looks brighter now that the threat of COVID-19 is subsiding. But the pandemic left deep holes in our community, from lost jobs and income to shuttered businesses—many of them small and minority-owned companies.
From A.G. Gaston to Willie Nelson Discover the books, shows, and podcasts that are informing and inspiring alumni
Paging Through the Past What were hot topics of discussion 27 years ago? Where did members visit, and whom did they meet? Let’s look back at a few memorable moments from the 1993-1994 directory: October 14: Education Day A session dedicated to education reform featured five school system superintendents; members of the city, county, and state boards of education; the president of the Alabama Education Association; principals; teachers; and a high school student. During dinner, Samuetta Nesbitt (’92), director of communication for the Birmingham Board of Education, presented the Principal of the Year award.
A Pivot and a Preview What does 2020-2021 hold for Leadership Birmingham? Of course, Leadership Birmingham isn’t immune to the disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic. Like every other organization, we have redirected our path forward to help protect health and safety.
“I Can Wholeheartedly Say That Day Changed My Life” Elise Turner Stockman illuminates the impact of Youth Leadership Forum on her career and classroom Then: Sophomore, Leeds High School; Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) Class of 2013 Now: Third-grade teacher, Leeds Elementary School “I prepared for my YLF interview for weeks. My school counselor told me how great the program was and that it was selective.