SAFE IN THE NEWS

Inaugural AlabamaWorks! Innovator Awards Presented

BY HANNAH HAMMONDS, Sylacauga News

Sept 17, 2020

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The inaugural AlabamaWorks! Innovator Awards were presented by Governor Ivey and Deputy Director of Commerce Ed Castile today during the AlabamaWorks! Virtual Conference. The awards were developed to highlight people and programs across the state that take an innovative approach to solving workforce challenges and help advance Governor Ivey’s Success Plus attainment goal of adding 500,000 highly skilled workers by 2025. At the time of the inception of the awards, Alabama was unaware of the impact COVID-19 would have on the workforce and although the attainment goal has not changed, our economic and workforce recovery post COVID-19 will hinge on innovators like those recognized.

 

“The workforce challenges that we face today are not the same ones that we faced six months ago due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has completely reshaped the workforce landscape,” said Governor Kay Ivey. “The State of Alabama is relying on those who are leading the charge by implementing innovative solutions in their cities, counties and regions to further economic and workforce development.”

The recipients are visionaries, outside-of-the-box thinkers and problem solvers. The programs test boundaries, explore new opportunities and reach deeper to bring about change. “It is important to recognize these leaders of innovation and to thank them for their hard work and dedication to the citizens, communities and industries of Alabama,” said Ed Castile, Deputy Director of Commerce and AIDT Director. “Their innovative approach to workforce development will be key to opening doors, breaking barriers and propelling Alabamians forward.”

 

WORDS OF THANKS: SAFE honors retirees during reception at new Winterboro school

BY LACI BRASWELL, The Daily Home

Feb 26, 2020

ALPINE -- The Sylacauga Alliance for Family Enhancement held a special reception prior to its monthly board meeting Wednesday, honoring multiple retirees and members of the organization.

Photos courtesy of Bob Crisp/The Daily Home

‘Christmas for Kids’ fundraiser collects toys for more than 30 area children
BY LACI BRASWELL, The Daily Home
Dec 31, 2019

SYLACAUGA -- The 2019 Christmas for Kids fundraiser collected more than 30 toys to deliver to area children this holiday season.

“This year we raised about $3,000 to purchase the toys,” Sylacauga police Chief Kelley Johnson said. 

The fundraiser is a partnership between the Sylacauga Police Department and the Coosa Valley Ministerial Association.

CHICK-FIL-A TRUE INSPIRATION AWARD

SAFE honored by Gov. Kay Ivey for receiving Chick-fil-A’s ‘True Inspiration Award’
BY LACI BRASWELL, The Daily Home

Jan 29, 2020


SYLACAUGA -- Gov. Kay Ivey honored the Sylacauga Alliance for Family
Enhancement (SAFE) Family Services Center during a special ceremony in Montgomery on Jan. 23 for receiving the “True Inspiration Award” from Chick-fil-A.


“It was such an incredible day,” SAFE Executive Director Margaret Morton said. “We had a crowd of about 150 in attendance. It was really special having members of the community there to celebrate. We also want to thank Gov. Ivey for the ceremony and
Chick-fil-A for the honor.”

 

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