COVID-19 & COMMUNITY COLLABORATION
Shortly after the manifestation of the COVID-19 Global Pandemic last winter, an informal group of community leaders began daily virtual meetings to assess the impact of the pandemic on the Greater Sylacauga Community.
The group looked at the emerging needs across the varied segments of the community to include public health, education and after school learning, business and commerce, workforce impacts and at-risk community members. Identifying community needs and challenges, the group set out to find solutions or create opportunity to promote our community resilience.
Over the course of several months, the informal information sharing matured and the Sylacauga Alliance for Family Enhancement and the Sylacauga Chamber of Commerce formed an alliance to provide executive leadership and establishment of the GSRN.
STAY UP TO DATE
SAFE is a community based, nonprofit organization whose purpose is to provide meaningful opportunities for families, to contribute to the growth of our community, and to promote community cohesion.
SAFE established three goals for its strategic agenda: 1) identify critical needs 2) investigate feasible solutions and funding sources and 3) develop a plan of action to improve the quality of life for youth and families. For 20 years SAFE has been committed to it is mission, vision and values to empower and impact families and the community in order to foster the positive and healthy development of our youth, families, community, state and nation.
CHICK-FIL-A TRUE INSPIRATION AWARD
The True inspiration Awards were created to carry on Chick-fil-A Founder S. Truett Cathy's legacy of generosity, community service and dedication to inspiring the next generation. Every year, we honor and support organizations from across the country who go above and beyond in the fields of innovative education, emerging leader development and youth entrepreneurship. They're working hard to make a lasting difference in the lives of children living in their local communities, and we're proud to help them extend their impact.
78 Betsy Ross Lane
P.O. Box 1122
Sylacauga, AL 35150