Our Mission

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

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Our Why

Established in April 2018, Birmingham Jumpstart has been created to continue education in Alabama. We serve as a public resource for Adult Literacy, GED Preparation, ESL/ESOL (specific classes designed for adult ELL students) & English Language Acquisition, Zoom Reading Classes, and Literacy Workshops.

In Birmingham, there are a variety of programs that primarily focus on literacy acquisition for children. However, our program places a concentrated and acute focus on adults and improving their literacy and academic skills.

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Alabama is ranked 47th in higher education. With our state currently trailing in consistent positive educational outcomes, this negatively influences our community. Lower education rates create higher probabilities of crime, poverty, depression, and incarceration/recidivism. Birmingham Jumpstart’s goal is to foster an empowering, education-based community for our city. By investing in people, we hope to create a safer, healthier community for everyone.

Adult education can dramatically change people’s lives.

Birmingham Jumpstart’s classroom-style learning platform offers free materials, quality engagement time, safe spaces for growth, and practical social connections to enhance a student’s learning. When you donate your time and/or monetary gifts, you are empowering a person to acquire the necessary skills to reach their educational goals. Your impact will positively affect an adult learner to become better equipped to read a medical prescription, give a young adult a second chance at obtaining their GED for trade school or continuing education, or assist an immigrant in learning English. We maintain the standard that whoever comes to us for aid in academics will receive our undivided attention. Partner with us today as we seek to eradicate adult illiteracy and improve education in Birmingham, Alabama.


Birmingham Jumpstart, Inc. is an IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, nonprofit organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent that is allowable and permitted by law. Click the links to read more about our ‘donor specific’ Donor Privacy Policy, newly revised Privacy Policy, and our most recently filed IRS Form 990-N (e-Postcard). Birmingham Jumpstart, Inc., Tax ID is #82-5339629. You may submit your inquiries to us at info@birminghamjumpstart.org.

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Do you have a strong desire to give back to help make your local community better? Learn how you can get involved with Birmingham Jumpstart.

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Education is a human right for everyone.

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

We rely on your funding to help us fulfill the ongoing needs of our weekly programs and community-driven mission.

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