The Regions Foundation and the YMCA are taking community support to a whole new level.
Submitted by Regions Bank
By Jeremy King | September 29, 2023
It’s not about meeting one need. This isn’t just delivering one service.
It’s about serving the whole person … the whole family … the whole community.
The Regions Foundation, a nonprofit funded primarily by Regions Bank, joined the YMCA of Greater Birmingham to break ground on a development that’s designed to impact northeast Birmingham like nothing else before.
The YMCA is using a major grant from the Regions Foundation, plus funding from additional community partners that joined the initiative, to deliver affordable housing, provide more educational support, and address health care needs – all at the Northeast Y’s campus in Roebuck.
How it’s Happening:
Not only is the Northeast Y getting renovated to include a new community resource center and increased early-learning opportunities, the Y is also taking an innovative approach toward additional needs. For example:
What they’re Saying:
“This is about more than meeting a single need; it’s about creating real solutions, bringing together affordable housing, health care, educational opportunities and more.”
– Marta Self, executive director of the Regions Foundation
“This type of impact does not happen in a vacuum. This type of transformation can only happen through collaboration and partnership.”
–Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin
“It’s exciting to see this come to life. Our community, our partners and major donors believed in the vision and came together to transform Roebuck for future generations.”
–Terri Harvill, chief social impact officer of the YMCA of Greater Birmingham
“We have to be the change that we want to see. The days of where we can talk – that’s no longer going to get it. We are going to have to invest. So, I want to thank everyone who has invested in this vision.”
–Jefferson County District 1 Commissioner Lashunda Scales
“We’re not just rebuilding or renovating a building. We’re here to build a brighter future. Today is not just about brick and mortar and this land. Today is about the soul of a community; it’s about the countless lives that will be touched, the dreams that will be nurtured.”
–Alicia Lumpkin-Whitfield, board chair for the Northeast YMCA
“I believe that, years from now, we will look back on today as the first day of a whole new, more prosperous chapter for communities in Northeast Birmingham.”
“On behalf of this grateful city, I want to thank you all for making this a reality. You’re changing lives … You’re literally improving the quality of life of our citizens … of our residents.”
Development and renovation work will begin immediately.
The impact will last for generations.
About Regions Foundation
Regions Foundation supports community investments that positively impact the communities served by Regions Bank. The Foundation engages in a grantmaking program focused on priorities including economic and community development; education and workforce readiness; and financial wellness. The Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation funded primarily through contributions from Regions Bank.
Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF), with $147 billion in assets, is a member of the S&P 500 Index and is one of the nation’s largest full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth management, and mortgage products and services. Regions serves customers across the South, Midwest and Texas , and through its subsidiary, Regions Bank, operates more than 1,300 banking offices and 2,000 ATMs. Regions Bank is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC. Additional information about Regions and its full line of products and services can be found at www.regions.com.
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