Katherine Berdy to serve as new director of Youth Leadership Forum Katherine Berdy has been named as the new director of Youth Leadership Forum, effective July 1. Berdy was selected following a thorough search by members of the YLF Steering Committee, a dedicated group of volunteers and alumni who guide and advise the program.
You may have seen the al.com story published on October 27 that shows a bodycam video of a Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputy reviving a one-year-old child from an accidental overdose. The little girl survived. In the video, you can see the Jefferson County Department of Health’s (JCDH) logo on the naloxone kit the deputy used to revive the child.
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.
A group of Leadership Birmingham board members and alumni met last week to discuss the launch of our next Leadership Birmingham class. They considered a number of issues including personal safety and health, program quality, space availability, and uncertainty remaining around the fall COVID case count. After deep discussion, we unanimously made the tough decision of postponing the class launch until September, 2021.
Elise Penfield Executive Director of Leadership Birmingham 1994-2004 “I fondly recall how easily I could know her mood from the way she called my name: sometimes hastily, meaning act or speak now; endearingly out of genuine respect; quietly when facing a dilemma; loudly out of eager anticipation; laughingly to say can you believe that?!; and gently meaning another good day coming to a close. Those were 10 years of our lives inextricably interwoven into the fabric of Leadership Birmingham.