Inside Birmingham / Woodlawn United:
The mission of Woodlawn United is to grow a safe and healthy community where children learn and play, families live in quality housing, parents work in stable jobs, business thrives and everyone participates in the greater Birmingham community.
5521 1st Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35212
We're working to make Woodlawn the Woodlawn we all know it can and should be.
64 New townhouse style homes have been built at the Park at Wood Station, and additional phases will follow. Through a home rehabilitation program, 44 houses have been restored and updated.
13% Increase in graduation rates since 2013. The Woodlawn Innovation Network (WIN) is a partnership with Birmingham City Schools designed to transform Woodlawn High School and four feeder schools into a dynamic, 21st century system where every student has the opportunity to graduate with up to 60 hours of college credit or an associate degree. In 2015, 25% of the graduating seniors took college classes.
47,000 Hours of service have been provided through the YWCA Woodlawn Family Resource Center. Additional, the number of medical providers and dentists on staff at the Christ Health Center have doubled.
United for a New Start
Woodlawn United represents an unprecedented partnership for the city of Birmingham—a coalition of organizations and programs committed to breaking the cycle of poverty in one of the city’s great historic neighborhoods.
Making Home Sweet Home
In 2014, we made progress toward reaching a critical mass of stable housing that will lead to building a market that supports market-rate housing, and ultimately encourages increased homeownership.
Empowering the Next Generation
Empowering a community to lift itself out of poverty requires a holistic, integrated approach. But the key to breaking the cycle of poverty and sustaining meaningful change is equipping the next generation to make a difference.
We know that the long-term mission of neighborhood improvement requires a high-quality education pipeline through which every student transitions seamlessly. From birth to career, supports must be in place—both in and out of the classroom—to ensure that students are insulated and kept from falling out of the pipeline at any point.