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Sewell fought to secure this funding in the Fiscal Year 2023 government funding package

Birmingham, AL – Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) joined Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) President Daniel B. Coleman and members of the student body to announce $500,000 in federal funding for the Birmingham-Southern College experiential learning and civic engagement student initiative. This funding, which Rep. Sewell fought to secure in the Fiscal Year 2023 government funding package, will be used to strengthen the institution's ability to facilitate placement in high-impact internships and jobs through multiple offerings of the Krulak Institute for Leadership, Experiential Learning and Civic Engagement on campus.

“I was so proud to present a check for half a million dollars in federal funding to Birmingham-Southern College for experiential learning and student support,” said Rep. Sewell. “My team and I fought hard to ensure that funding for this project was included in this year’s government funding package so that students can benefit from high-impact internships and jobs during their time at BSC and beyond. Birmingham-Southern is a pillar of our community, and I urge our partners at the state and local level to do what they can to support this cherished institution and its students during this critical time.”

At a press conference Wednesday afternoon, Sewell presented a check for $500,000 to BSC President Daniel Coleman and members of the student body. This funding is part of the $42.8 million that Rep. Sewell secured in the Fiscal Year 2023 government funding package for local projects in Alabama’s 7th Congressional District. Such projects respond directly to some of the most pressing needs in Alabama’s 7th Congressional District and will help reverse decades of disinvestment.

Photos and videos from today’s activities can be found here.