The Community Foundation and Beville State Community College are working together to make a difference, as our James McCrary told a professional development gathering at Bevill’s Fayette campus on August 10. In a comprehensive strategy to prepare people to be successful in the jobs of tomorrow, this partnership involves programs from “cradle to career.”
“Each one of us can make a difference in our own way,” McCrary said. “Bevill State faculty and staff can make a direct impact on the lives of students and by extension on the community as a whole, because those students go on to become workforce assets that drive economic development and productivity.”
In particular he mentioned the Baby TALK program, a community effort to support parents in nurturing children from birth to 3 years old, and The Robotics Experience, a technology-based summer education program to help redirect at-risk students in Walker County toward school completion and post-secondary education.
Many thanks to Bevill State, led by Dr. Anne McNutt, for this opportunity to tell the story of the Community Foundation to a group that obviously shares our passion for the importance of education as a way to improve the life of our region. Together we can do so much more than any one organization can do alone.
Click here to find out more about our strategies to make children successful along the education pipeline, a result that our community continues to say we want for ourselves.