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Reading, Writing, & Rhythms

Reading, Writing, & Rhythms

Join the Better Basics Junior Board on April 9, from 3 p.m. – 10 p.m. for an afternoon of fun at Avondale Brewing Company with live music, Avondale beer, and of course, you! A $10 ticket includes the day of great music plus a drink ticket for one of Avondale’s best brews. This year’s music […]

Birmingham Reads 2016

Birmingham Reads 2016

Better Basics partners with the Junior League of Birmingham each year for the Birmingham Reads project that is designed to inspire all of Birmingham to pick up a book and read. Birmingham Reads Day is scheduled for Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 1 p.m. Birmingham Reads is an event held each spring, when hundreds of […]

Love for Literacy

Love for Literacy

You are invited to the second annual Love for Literacy event. This romantic experience benefiting Better Basics offers a better way to spend Valentine’s Day. Join us for an evening of dinner, drinks, and dancing at the Love for Literacy event at Bridgestreet Gallery & Loft in Birmingham on February 13, 2016, from 7 p.m.-10 […]

Honor Loved Ones with Better Basics’ Holiday Cards

Honor Loved Ones with Better Basics’ Holiday Cards

Are you looking for a way to honor friends and family this holiday season, but you don’t know what to get them? Nothing could be more simple than sending Better Basics’ holiday honor cards. For only $10 per card, you can honor a friend with a donation in his or her name.  To acknowledge the donation, we will send a wonderful […]

Better Basics Executive Director to Retire

Better Basics Executive Director to Retire

Better Basics Executive Director Karen Kapp has announced her retirement as of November 27, 2015. Karen has been Better Basics’ executive director since 2008 and a part of Better Basics since 1998. The Better Basics Board of Directors also announced that Dr. Ammie Akin will replace Karen as Better Basics’ executive director. Ammie has taught […]

30-A-Day

30-A-Day

Research shows that summers without quality learning opportunities put our nation’s youth at risk for falling behind – year after year – in core subjects like math and reading. The reading skills low-income students lose each summer are cumulative and contribute significantly to the achievement gap between lower- and higher-income kids. This summer, Better Basics […]

Birmingham Reads 2016

Birmingham Reads 2016

Better Basics partners with the Junior League of Birmingham each year for the Birmingham Reads project that is designed to inspire all of Birmingham to pick up a book and read. Birmingham Reads Day is scheduled for Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 1 p.m. Birmingham Reads is an event held each spring, when hundreds of […]

Love for Literacy

Love for Literacy

This year, Better Basics offers you a better way to spend Valentine’s Day. Join us for an evening of dinner, drinks, and dancing at the Love for Literacy event at Bridgestreet Gallery in Birmingham.  The fun evening will feature a silent auction where you are sure to find the perfect gift for your Valentine, plus […]

Honor Loved Ones with Better Basics Holiday Cards

Honor Loved Ones with Better Basics Holiday Cards

Are you looking for a way to honor friends and family this holiday season, but you don’t know what to get them? Nothing could be more simple than sending Better Basics’ holiday honor cards. For only $10 per card, you can honor a friend with a donation in his or her name.  To acknowledge the donation, we will send a wonderful […]

Better Basics Newest Program

Better Basics Newest Program

Better Basics is now the host for the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program.  This program helps parents in low income areas by giving them the tools to help start their child on the path to life-long learning. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library offers Better Basics a unique opportunity to do something simple and powerful for our community by inspiring parents […]