Investing in all people to create a safer and healthier community.

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Celebrating 5 Years of Service to the Adult Learners of Birmingham!

Our Mission:

Birmingham Jumpstart’s mission is to serve the local community by providing learning curricula that will improve and enhance the academic skills of our adult neighbors.

Our organization is driven to help adults achieve their desired results on their unique educational journey. This can include exposure to basic literacy skills, improving reading and writing, or acquiring English as a Second Language. Because we offer a step-by-step systematic approach, this ensures that the enrolled student will digest the material at their own pace.

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Literacy Programs

Our beginner literacy curriculum builds off of the fundamental work of Laubach.

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GED Prep

Our classes provide study materials, test-taking strategies, and practice tests.

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ESL Courses

We help those whose native language isn’t English navigate literacy.

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A look at BHM Jumpstart:


The year Birmingham Jumpstart was founded

Now with 390+

class sessions administered per year


board members

Literacy, GED, and ESL

programs offered for free to members of the community

“Literacy is the door to knowledge, essential to individual self-esteem and empowerment.”

“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.”

-Irina Bokova

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We’d be happy to tell you more about our services, becoming a student, or volunteering with BHM Jumpstart!

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