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  1. Jeff Rogers is a senior at the University of Alabama, and an alumni of the Jean O'Connor-Snyder Internship in Walker County, Alabama.

    Jeff Rogers: Facing History, Facing Each Other

    Jeff Rogers, a senior at the University of Alabama, shares his experience of confronting Alabama’s history on campus, and opening himself to the nuance and complexity of community culture on the ground. Read More »

  2. Charting Our Course: Our Children, Our Community, Our Future

    The DMC is proud to launch a new deliberative forum series in partnership with the Community Foundation of South Alabama.

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  3. Jelani Moore contributed to a mural in Elba, Alabama during his Jean O'Connor-Snyder Internship. (Photo Credit: Auburn University, Flickr).

    Jelani Moore on Innovation and Introspection in Elba

    Jean O’Connor Snyder Internship (JOIP) alum Jelani Moore talks self-discovery and community innovation in Elba, Alabama. Read More »

  4. What’s Next, Cullman? Pilot Program Wraps Up

    The DMC recently wrapped up its pilot forum series for What’s Next, Alabama? in the city of Cullman, with promising results.

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  5. Ballard Jones bids farewell to Comet Grove Garden.

    Ballard Jones on Birmingham and Barn Living

    Auburn alum and former Jean O’Connor-Snyder intern Ballard Jones discusses farm work in a small town, his beloved Birmingham, and the importance of mentorship in the Magic City. Read More »

  6. Students’ Institute 2016-2017 Kicks Off

    On Friday, October 21st, students from Montevallo Elementary, Middle, and High Schools set off on their first of four field trips as participants in the DMC’s 2016-2017 Students’ Institute.

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