2022 EBSCO Community Impact Winners

Posted on December 20, 2021

EBSCO Community Impact (ECI) is a team member-led funding and volunteer program designed to help create positive results through EBSCO’s support. This annual program is dedicated to helping nonprofit organizations through monetary contributions and volunteer service.

ECI 2021-2022 focused resources and efforts towards organizations whose work specifically targets social inequity and racial inequality in the Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, St Clair, and Walker counties.

Meet the 2022 EBSCO Community Impact grant award winners:

Albert Schweitzer Fellowship of Alabama is preparing the next generation of professionals who will serve and empower vulnerable people to live healthier lives and create healthier communities. Read more: https://schweitzerfellowship.org/

Banks Academy is an ACSI accredited non-denominational private Christian High School located in the East Lake community of Birmingham, Alabama. Banks Academy is serving students and families in the community and providing hope for a bright future. Read more: https://banksacademy.org/

Better Basics is making a positive difference in the lives of children and their families by advancing reading and mathematical literacy through enrichment and intervention programs. Read more: https://www.betterbasics.org/

Breakthrough Birmingham works with highly motivated, traditionally under-represented students in Birmingham to achieve post-secondary success while also empowering aspiring leaders to become the next generation of educators and advocates. Read more: https://breakthroughbham.org/

Childcare Resources is a Birmingham, Alabama-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to make quality care and education of children happen by providing information, education, and assistance to families, providers of childcare, and the community. Read more: https://www.ccr-bhm.org/

College Choice Foundation (CCF) provides intensive college admissions support to serve between 30-50 scholars each year by building the knowledge, skills, resources, and behaviors required to succeed at college, in careers, and throughout life. Read more: https://www.collegechoicefoundation.org/

Coosa Riverkeeper’s mission is to protect, promote, and restore the Coosa River. Their organization has developed four core programs. These programs engage the many people who live, work, visit, and recreate on the Coosa River, its tributaries, and lakes. Read more: https://coosariver.org/

Gasp’s mission is to advance healthy air and environmental justice in the Greater Birmingham area through education, advocacy, and collaboration. Read more: https://gaspgroup.org/

Girl’s Inc of Central AL inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold through direct service and advocacy. Read more: https://girlsinccentral-al.org/

Grace Klein Community, Inc strives to live out community as a verb, providing people a forum to share what they have so everyone has what they need. Read more: https://gracekleincommunity.com/

Holy Family Cristo Rey High School in Birmingham, Alabama, combines academic rigor and a corporate work-study program to empower students from economically challenged communities to graduate high school prepared to persist in college and flourish in life. Read more: https://www.hfcristorey.org/

Magic City Harvest is the only perishable food recovery program of greater Birmingham, works to alleviate food insecurity, malnutrition, and food waste through the free distribution of donated excess food to programs feeding those in need. Read more: https://www.magiccityharvest.org/

My Sister’s Place, Inc. is a life-recovery program for women that provides shelter, guidance, and love through a structured healing process. Read more: https://mspalabama.com/

Second Shift is a 501(c)3 registered nonprofit organization that assists aging-out and at-risk youth in transitioning successfully into independence. Read more: https://www.secondshiftalabama.org/

Space One Eleven’s mission is to provide professional opportunities for artists, create a forum for public understanding of contemporary art, and offer arts education to area youth. Read more: https://spaceoneeleven.org/

Spring Valley School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory school whose mission is to provide excellence in education for bright students with learning differences. Read more: https://www.springvalleyschool.org/

Vidal Access is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has the mission of serving low-income students by providing high-level college counseling services within their own high school (and remotely). Read more: https://www.vidalaccess.org/