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  1. Alabamians Who Make a Difference: Main Street Marion

    The Black Belt has been called “The Navel of the World” by some, and in this installment of “Alabamians Who Make a Difference,” you can hear why it’s worth revitalizing! Hear from Chris Joiner, Executive Director of Main Street Marion and Renaissance Marion, as he gives us a look into the economic revitalization of this historical city’s downtown.

  2. What’s Next, Alabama? Video

    Get a glimpse into the lives of Alabamians and the issues they face everyday. We’ll be exploring these issues and more as part of our ongoing forum series, What’s Next, Alabama?

  3. Dr. David Mathews and the Founding of the DMC

    Looking back at the history of Dr. Mathews’ work in Alabama leading up to the founding of the DMC.

  4. Honoring Jean O’Connor-Snyder

    The DMC pays tribute to the legendary Jean O’Connor-Snyder, the namesake of our flagship intern program.

  5. Students’ Institute 2015 – 2016

    A look back at the past year of incredible work being accomplished by students in Montevallo through the David Mathews Center for Civic Life’s Students’ Institute program.

  6. Alabamians Who Make a Difference: Margaret Morton

    In this segment of Alabamians Who Make a Difference, we sit down with Margaret Morton, Executive Director of Sylacauga Alliance for Family Enhancement (SAFE) in Sylacauga, AL. In this conversation, Margaret explores the importance of collaboration, community engagement, and collective impact.

    For more information on SAFE, visit safefamilyservicescenter.com

  7. Alabamians Who Make a Difference: Callie Nelson

    “Alabamians Who Make a Difference” is a signature program of the David Mathews Center for Civic Life. It is a conversation series aimed at capturing and sharing the stories of Alabamians who are doing important work in their communities.

    This episode profiles Callie Nelson, Alabama Cooperative Extension Coordinator for Dallas County, Alabama.

  8. Alabamians Who Make a Difference: Larry Vines

    “Alabamians Who Make a Difference” is a signature program of the David Mathews Center for Civic Life. It is a conversation series aimed at capturing and sharing the stories of Alabamians who are doing important work in their communities.

    In this installment, we pay a visit to Larry Vines, an inspirational leader who speaks to the current epidemic of bullying.

  9. Alabamians Who Make a Difference: Restoration 154

    In this installment of Alabamians Who Make a Difference, Mathews Center staff visit Restoration 154, a community-based non-profit located in Elba, Alabama. With a deep appreciation for local assets, Restoration 154 brings Elba residents together to work on projects that have a significant and positive impact on their community.

    To learn more about Restoration 154, visit restoration154.com

  10. Alabamians Who Make a Difference: Montevallo Mural Camp

    In this segment of Alabamians Who Make a Difference, we learn about a unique mural camp in Montevallo, AL. Coordinated by University of Montevallo art professor Collin Williams, the University of Montevallo’s Office of Service Learning, and Montevallo Mayor Hollie Cost, the camp encourages students of all ages to explore the idea of “community art” through painting a nature-themed mural. The project received funding from CAWACO (cawaco.org), and the completed piece can be found in downtown Montevallo.

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