Birmingham Education Foundation

Putting Students First

Get to Know Ed

What We Do

The Birmingham Education Foundation (Ed) is dedicated to increasing the number of students in the Birmingham City Schools who are on the path to academic excellence and life readiness. We believe that this is only possible by cultivating a diverse network of people who demand excellence for our students and inspire others to do the same.

Ed was founded to support students, educators, and families served by Birmingham City Schools and our vision has always been to do that in alignment, in conversation, and in partnership with them. We want to hold ourselves accountable for asking questions and engaging directly with our constituents to ensure our work is aligned with what they say. 

Together, we will work to unlock the bold abilities of our students.”

— Ashley Samuels, Ph.D., Executive Director