• UAB honors students visit Woodlawn for lesson in community development

    Filed Under: Events, Front Page, Woodlawn, Yaysayers

    Students in the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Global and Community Leadership Honors program visited Woodlawn this week to learn about community and economic development. REV Birmingham was glad to welcome the incomparable professor Anthony Hood and his class as we talked about inclusive revitalization in Woodlawn and other urban commercial districts. 

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  • Community Leaders Work to Strengthen Grant-Writing Skills

    Filed Under: Events, Small Business, Workshops, Yaysayers

    Community leaders and REV Birmingham are working together this spring to strengthen our collective grant-writing skills, taking advantage of an opportunity to learn best practices from the experts right here in our city. Because, yes, grants equal money – but in the non-profit world money equals IMPACT.

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  • What are Complete Streets? A safe, accessible way forward.

    Filed Under: Downtown Birmingham

    The Birmingham City Council Committee of the Whole recently introduced a draft of a Complete Streets Ordinance, a significant step forward in the ongoing advocating of a balanced transportation initiative in the City of Birmingham.  

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  • Case Study: City Meats & Vegetables

    Filed Under: Small Business

    Randy Newell is invested in Woodlawn. As the owner of the neighborhood grocery, City Meats & Vegetables, for the past 15 years he has aimed to provide more fresh meat and vegetables to meet customer demand. He identified the need for coolers, product diversification and reorganization and improved marketing to accommodate this shift in retail strategy. The Urban Food Project (UFP) team works with Randy daily to make his small business goals a reality.

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