Washington County Hospital & Nursing Home prides itself in being an award winning hospital for excellence in health care. Despite all of the recent improvements to the facility and services, in rural areas like ours, providing quality healthcare within the hospital walls is often not enough. The Nursing Home in particular is always looking for new ways to provide the best quality of life to senior citizen residents who depend upon WCHNH for daily care and activities. WCHNH has gone above and beyond to bring in cultural programs, recreational activities, and educational enrichment for the enjoyment of the residents of the Nursing Home. However, many residents have expressed a desire to “get out” and get involved in the many fun and beneficial activities offered throughout the community. As a result, the CareVan project was initiated. The CareVan will provide transportation to and from doctor appointments. It will also provide residents with opportunities for shopping trips, eating out, and participation in community events and activities. WCHNH thanks Ala-Tom RC&D Council for playing a role making this possible for our residents.
Black Belt Mobile Pantries operate through Selma Area Food Bank. We collect and distribute on average around 12,000 lbs of food per mobile pantry. This poundage includes but is not limited to, fresh meat, produce and canned good items. We distribute the products in the four counties we service which are: Dallas, Perry, Marengo and Wilcox. All of the food we distribute through Mobile Pantries are completely free of charge for the individuals participating and Selma Area Food Bank incurs all charges for the product.
Jackson Middle School (JMS), a Title I school in Clarke County, AL, is creating innovative learning opportunities for its students (grades 6-8) through the development of a STEM and career exploration program to be housed in the historic 7th grade wing of our school. Currently known as the STEM Wing, this area will be a learning zone where core curriculum subject matter and career exploration will be studied in a collaborative context using STEM applications for delivery of educational concepts. Using a cross-sector approach, the designated research and maker spaces in the STEM Wing will allow teachers, community mentors, and local industry leaders to reach a broad range of students using a variety of tools and advanced technology with project-based lessons to enhance cross-curricular studies. Through this program we will create opportunities for deeper investigations through related academic teams, clubs, and service organizations such as Aggie Robotics and Aggie Acres, our school garden and greenhouse program.
- To increase student interests in STEM related fields, especially underserved and underrepresented students who make up most of our student body
- To provide project-based, hands on learning opportunities for enhancing core curriculum instruction
- To expose students and other visitors to career pathways, Alabama industries, natural resources, and workforce information as educational concepts as they relate to STEM and Career Tech Education
- To engage community stakeholders in an education initiative and community revitalization effort
The Children’s Art Workshop provides county students the opportunity to participate in ab Arts Workshop which will teach basic arts education, including various mediums (acrylics, water colors, etc.) and allow them to have “hands on” experience in painting with instructors to help guide them through the process to a finished product.
The project provided the students with all the materials and supplies needed yo complete their project and then after the projects are finished will be on display at an art show featuring their projects.
To purchase and stock up on much needed supplies for the club as we have had to cut way back on spending since the pandemic started in March of this year.