2014 Grant Recipients

Alabama Center for Law & Civic Education We the People Program

We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution is a civic education program for upper elementary, middle and high school students. The primary goal of We the People is to promote civic competence and responsibility among our students. The program helps students understand the history and principles of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.

Birmingham Bar Association

The BBA Mentoring Program matches new lawyers with practicing lawyers to provide meaningful advice, guidance, and counsel with regard to education, career, ethics and professional responsibility, and other matters of concern to the mentees.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Alabama

The Keystone Club promotes character and leadership qualities among teen members ages 14 to 18 to provide awareness and impact in the areas of community service, academic success and career preparation.  The expansion of this program would introduce teens to speakers and service projects that would include topics about the rule of law, the practice of law, the court system and individuals’ rights and responsibilities under the law.  In addition to funding, the Foundation would work with BGCCA’s staff to coordinate attorney volunteer presentations to the club members.

Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama

Immigration and Access to Justice Program aims to provide access to legal resources and legal education for eligible immigrants. Examples include representing clients in becoming U.S. citizens, adjusting status, receiving new status, or renewing status; assisting undocumented immigrant youth who entered as children; also works with immigration applications for victims of crime.

The Dannon Project/Jefferson County Community Law Office

In collaboration with the Jefferson County Community Law Office, the Law Leadership Academy Project promotes understanding and appreciation of public interest law in an 8 month period to 9th and 10th grade inner city high school students.

Jenna Bedsole: Nina Miglionico Documentary

The documentary will offer a portrait of one of the first female lawyers in Alabama who fought tirelessly for equal rights for all in the face of adversity in the 1930s and beyond.

Legal Aid Society of Birmingham

Funds will be used to assist with general operations.