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September 12, 2003

Birmingham-Southern Woodlawn service program recognized by national leader institute

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College's Interim at Woodlawn program has been selected as Innovation of the Week by the Leader to Leader Institute for the week of Sept. 10-16. The program was featured on the organization's website at

The Interim at Woodlawn is a concentrated one-month course each January that gives students the opportunity to serve while learning in the Woodlawn community of Birmingham. Students live part of the time in a local church and work at nonprofit agencies serving the area.

Some examples of student-led service projects that have resulted from the Interim at Woodlawn program are tutoring at Gate City Elementary School, organizing a Martin Luther King Day celebration, working in a teen mothers' childcare center and tutoring at Woodlawn High School, assisting patients in a health clinic, working at the Woodlawn Business Association, performing gardening and maintenance at the Woodlawn Ecoscape, and renovating substandard housing through Outreach Inc.

The Leader to Leader Institute (formerly the Drucker Foundation) seeks to strengthen the leadership of the “social sector” by providing educational opportunities and resources to leaders



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