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Ed Farm

In 2020, the Alabama Power Foundation partnered with Apple, Tech Birmingham and Birmingham City Schools to launch the Education Farm initiative in Birmingham.

About Ed Farm

Ed Farm is designed with education equity, learning outcomes and workforce development as its key objectives. From its downtown Birmingham headquarters in the Forbes Building, Ed Farm provides three programs.

  • The Teachers Fellows Program works with educators from 13 Birmingham City Schools to give professional development experiences and access to curriculum, new technology and ongoing support.
  • The Pathways program works with adult learners in the greater Birmingham area in an 11-week course to build digital skills, increase confidence with coding and promote attaining post-secondary credentials.
  • The Student Fellows programs engages with middle schoolers in Birmingham City Schools in rigorous challenge-based learning experiences that solve community problems and build entrepreneurial skills.
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"This is the culmination of a lot of hard work, of a strong vision for the future, of the tireless advocacy of educators, students and Birmingham leaders.”  

Tim Cook, CEO Apple

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