Blueprints in the News

For media inquiries and information, please contact Kristina Scott, Executive Director: or 205-939-1408.

FAFSA workshops to offer students help, Shelby County Reporter, 2/12/2013

“’Our goal with the workshops is to (help with) FAFSA completion. It can be a really confusing document, but can provide a lot of great benefits for students, especially those who are low-income, as a lot of students in this area are,’ said Courtney Bennett, who coordinates the Blueprints initiative at MHS.”

Section 8 housing owner awards grants to four Birmingham Charities,, 1/29/2013

“Four of the 20 winners of new grants awarded by the Los Angeles-based nonprofit The Perlman Foundation are in Birmingham.”

Perlman Foundation Announces Recipients of First Annual Bridging the Gap Awards, PR Newswire, 1/29/2013

“‘We were overwhelmed by the quality of the Bridging the Gap applicants and the importance of their work,’ says Gregory Perlman…who established the Perlman Foundation in 2009 …. ‘Upon reviewing the applications, we decided to more than double our grant funding for this cycle and increase the number of awards from 15 to 20.'”


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