Jean O’Connor-Snyder intern Laura Thompson reports on the work of BAMA KIDS Inc. in her thought piece from Camden.
After nurturing children in Wilcox County for more than 25 years, BAMA KIDS Inc. provided a full slate of educational and recreational opportunities for more than 70 children this summer.
Created in 1993 by a group of volunteers inspired by Albert Gordon and the Rev. Frank Smith, BAMA KIDS started with a “lot of enthusiasm and community support” but little money.
Today, thanks to collaborations with people throughout the Camden community and institutions like the University of Alabama in Birmingham and foundations, the organization has produced countless success stories.
Jean O’Connor-Snyder intern Melissa Dennis shares Lou Schell’s story in her thought piece from Chatom, Alabama.
When talking with Inda Lou Schell in Chatom, Alabama, three things become evident: one, community is an essential part of life; two, the sky’s the limit; three, “people [truly] make the difference.” Read More »
Jean O’Connor-Snyder intern Hannah White reports on The Museum of Collinsville History in her thought piece from Collinsville, Alabama.
Not all small towns can boast of having a museum to showcase their history. But Collinsville can.
The Museum of Collinsville History documents and celebrates the rich history of this community in northeast Alabama. Historic objects donated by countless citizens, ranging from military artifacts to agricultural tools, can be seen by visitors who stop by the museum housed in a former bank on Main Street. Read More »
Jean O’Connor-Snyder intern Whitt Watts reflects on his experience with a Meals on Wheels team in his thought piece from Elba, Alabama.
The presence of food seems to be everywhere in Elba, whether that’s a Chamber of Commerce meeting, church service or at the Giving Garden. This summer I had an opportunity to explore another food service in Elba, one that delivers hot meals to people all over the community, when I joined up with the Meals on Wheels Team at the Elba Church of Christ.
Pearce Miller, a 2018 fellow with Auburn University’s Living Democracy, reflects on an essential figure at his summer placement. Living Democracy is one of our longest running partners of the Jean O’Connor-Snyder Internship Program. To view the original post (and many others), head over to their site! Read More »
Erin Blythe, a 2018 fellow with Auburn University’s Living Democracy, reflects on an important new third space of her summer community in north Alabama. Living Democracy is one of our longest running partners of the Jean O’Connor-Snyder Internship Program. To view the original post (and many others), head over to their site! Read More »
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