Those interested in a career in information technology have access to training through Jefferson State Community College. A grant from the Greater Birmingham Community Foundation will cover registration and allowances for low-income adults, with a focus on women and minorities.
The goal is to provide expenses for at least 40 unemployed low-income adults.
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One of the most significant challenges to social entrepreneurship and innovation is ensuring a diversity of approaches and participants in the movement. To truly deliver meaningful social change the leaders of the effort must share perspectives of the challenges faced by communities across the U.S. that can most appropriately come from members of those communities. Ashoka, through its All America initiative seeks to increase the diversity of social entrepreneurship practitioners.