The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham has just joined individuals and organizations across the country to support early childhood investments by signing the ReadyNation pledge on line. This group was created by The Pew Charitable Trusts and other funders and has supported this important work in Alabama.
As Gail Piggott, Executive Director of Alabama Partnership for Children explains, signing the pledge is an opportunity to show support for early childhood investments and fits well with APC’s vision for young children as portrayed in the Blueprint for Zero to Five: Ready Families + Ready Communities + Ready Services (Health) + Ready Services (Early Education) + Ready Schools + Ready States + ReadyNation = Young Children Healthy and Prepared to Succeed in School and Life
The Community Foundation also focuses on making children successful along the education pipeline and on increasing high-quality early learning opportunities as an important strategy. Like the organizers of ReadyNation, we have seen the research showing that, when children start right, they enter school ready to succeed and become the highly-skilled workforce we need and end up as productive members of society.
If you want to join the ReadyNation business partnership for young children and economic success, you can sign the ReadyNation Pledge.
We also invite you to join the Community Foundation’s efforts to make children successful through grants to our nonprofit partners right here in Birmingham. You can give on-line to this Result or contact Erin Stephenson about other ways to be part of driving positive change.