Alabama | Georgia | Mississippi Local Nonprofit News, Events and Chat for Thursday - January 20

The latest local Birmingham/Atlanta/Greater Jackson area nonprofit news to help power your network, strengthen your organization and keep you involved with your professional peers, funders, competitors and cohorts!

At Black Alabamians for Education we always strive to close Alabama's achievement gap! #blackparents #blackeducation #blackempowerment #blackal4edu

LATEST E-NEWSLETTER: 2022 Virtual Day at the Capitol + NAMI Smarts and Homefront Update -

Every household in the United States can order 4 at-home COVID-19 tests per month. Arise's Jane Adams highlights the equity behind this new program with @whnt. You can order the tests at

#alpolitics #alabama

THE ARTYS // Winner Spotlight: @AL_Contemporary – Cultural Innovation

In an ongoing effort to support the work of living artists during the pandemic, Alabama Contemporary facilitated innovative community projects from the safety of our homes.

🏆 This year’s recipient of the Excellence in Visual Art for the Governor’s Arts Awards is Mary Lovelace O’Neal.

Join us for the 2022 Governor’s Arts Awards on Feb. 10 at the Two Mississippi Museums or watch Feb. 18 on MPB TV.

An epidemiologist with decades of experience with large studies of hypertension and diabetes, Dr. April Carson will lead the landmark study of heart health in African Americans at the Jackson Heart Study. Learn how:

Check out Another Acoustic Music Seminar veteran Vivian Leva & Riley Calcagno featured in NPR Music's 2022 artists to watch! Read the full article here and don't miss an exciting performance by Mike Marshall and AMS alumni during SMF 2022:

Canopy's Warren County Children's Shelter provides a safe haven for children who are homeless or runaways. Daniel Wilson, WCCS Director, and his team of heroes provide hope to the children who need it most.

Make plans to join us for our Improv Showcase next Saturday, January 29th! You will have a raucous good time laughing and joining in on the fun with our Playhouse Improv Troop! Tickets are $10 at the door and includes two drink tickets. Be sure to mark your calendar!

We had a great day with 5 stray intakes and 7 adoptions. Toph, Nora, Jeremiah, Plato, Grumpy, Jack, and Gaston all found forever homes. We will be open tomorrow from 12pm-5pm.

.@UCBerkeley's Victoria Robinson, leader of the @ucbaccenter, believes that conversations on race belong everywhere, including schools. The study of #StructuralRacism isn't always perceived as a form of research in academia, but it should be.

🗓️ Click here to see our 2022-2023 calendar including inclement weather/emergency days, testing windows, spring breaks, and more!

We "chronicle" our monthly activities in a newsletter called The Chronicles! Check out previous months at

The Preventive Ministry employs a holistic strategy (Spiritual, Physical, Academic, Social, and Emotional) of ministering to the child in order to ensure success. Read more on our website!

Arise Executive Director @robynhyden testified Wednesday at a legislative meeting to discuss American Rescue Plan Act funding. She discussed Arise’s top priorities for lawmakers’ allocation of federal relief funds. We have her full testimony on our site.

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