The Power of We

Working alongside residents, nonprofit partners, and business owners to create the vibrant and sustainable neighborhood they envision for the Woodlawn community of Birmingham, Alabama.


The mission of Woodlawn United is to serve as a catalyst and facilitator for the transformation and revitalization of the Woodlawn community. Inspired by our residents, our vision is to grow a safe and healthy community where children learn and play, families live in quality housing, parents work in stable jobs, businesses thrive, and everyone contributes to the growth of Greater Birmingham.


Community Wellness

Community-specific mix of facilities, programs, and services that honor local history, reflect the priorities of residents, promote healthy lifestyles, create jobs, and reduce crime.

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“Cradle-to-career” Education Pathway

High-quality, neighborhood-serving continuum for student growth, learning, and achievement at every level starting at birth and through college and beyond.

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Mixed-Income Housing Strategy

Safe, high-quality housing serving residents at all income levels with a high percentage designated to preserve long-term, permanent affordability in the neighborhood.

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With your help, we can create more opportunities for children and families in Woodlawn.


You can make a difference in Birmingham by helping to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty in Woodlawn.



Volunteer with Woodlawn United as we join Woodlawn residents and business owners in creating a safer and healthier neighborhood.


Making an impact since 2010

12th Anniversary: Celebrating 12 Years of Impact in Woodlawn
$31 million total invested
128 owner-occupied homes renovated
64 multi-family affordable housing units created to help stabilize affordable housing in Woodlawn
12 single-family market rate homes built as a part of our mixed-income housing strategy
1400+ college credit earned by students in the EC program since its inception
More than 4,000 student health screenings completed
3,858 Truancy Prevention Phone Calls Made
206 children served in the James Rushton Early Learning Center
520 students served through i3 Academy

The Latest from Woodlawn United

WE Lead Class II

On April 18th, 12 passionate individuals, aiming to better their communities, completed the Woodlawn Effect Fellowship Program (WE Lead). We proudly celebrated with this group as they became the second cohort of WE Lead Fellows. WE Lead is designed to address the community’s gap in access to leadership development opportunities. Led by Woodlawn Resident and […]

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Meet Wayne Honeycutt, Jr.

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Meet Anita Craig

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Meet Teretia Jones

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