Global Engagement

Samford in the Developing World

While interest in international experiential education opportunities has increased dramatically in recent years, the Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership has been in the forefront of this emerging and evolving field. With a network of partnerships on and off campus, the Mann Center has sought to engage students, faculty, and departments whose work contributes to the well-being of global and local communities and advance the overall internationalization of the University.

Community Partners

A.G. Gaston Boys & Girls Club
Rose Walker
646-797-6262
rwalker@aggbgc.org
www.aggbgc.org
Aldridge Botanical Gardens
Peggy McRay
205-682-8019 ext. 2
www.aldridgegardens.com
Amedisys Hospice Care
Diane Rogers
205-868-9221
diane.rogers@amedisys.com
www.amedisys.com
American Cancer Society's Joe Lee Griffin Hope Lodge
Cindy Perdue
205-558-7860
cindy.perdue@cancer.org
www.cancer.org
American Red Cross Birmingham-Jefferson Chapter
Jean Petties
205-795-8700
jean.petties@redcross.org
www.redcross.org/local/alabama/about/chapters/mid-alabama
American Red Cross Blood Donation
800-733-2767
www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood
Autism Society of Alabama
Angel Loewen
205-951-1364
angel@autism-alabama.org
www.autism-alabama.org
Avail
Hunter Davis, Austin Richardson
205-202-9729
austin@ajonrich.com
availorg.wordpress.com
Big Brothers Big Sisters
S Johnson
205-939-5590 ext. 29
sjohnson@bbbsbhm.org
bbbsbhm.org
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Taylor Steele
205-414-3962
tsteele@bbgardens.org
www.bbgardens.org
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Yvonne Williams
205-328-9696 ext. 203
ywilliams@bcri.org
www.bcri.org
Black Warrior Riverkeeper
Charles Scribner
205-458-0095
cscribner@blackwarriorriver.org
www.blackwarriorriver.org
Blueprints College Success Initiative
Keslie Boyles
205-939-1408
kboyles@alabamapossible.org
blueprintsalabama.wordpress.com
Brother Bryan Mission
bkeen@bbmission.com
205-322-0092
www.brotherbryanmission.com
Camp Smile-A-Mile
Jennifer Amundsen
205-323-8427
jennifer.amundsen@campsam.org
www.campsam.org
Changed Lives Christian Center
Tyrone Machlin, Brandon Lackey
205-521-6421
www.cl-cc.org
Children's Aid Society
Diane Daffron
205-251-7198
ddaffron@childrensaid.org
www.childrensaid.org
City of Fairfield Alabama
Torin Brazzle
205-983-7643
fairfieldal.us
Collat Jewish Family Services
Jennifer Nemet
205-879-3438 ext. 7118
jennifer@cjfsbham.org
www.cjfsbham.org
Community Food Bank of Central Alabama
Jilleyn Foley
205-942-8911 ext. 9
www.feedingal.org
Cornerstone Schools
Anca Hanson
205-769-0035
ahanson@csalabama.org
csalabama.org
Crisis Center of Birmingham
Valerie Shayman
205-458-8985
www.crisiscenterbham.com
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Jennifer McEuen
205-870-8565
jmceuen@cff.org
www.cff.org/chapters/alabama
Disability Rights and Resources
Josh Whitmire
205-251-2223 ext. 115
josh.whitmire@drradvocates.org
www.ilrgb.org
Eastern Area Christian Missions
Lola Whisenant
205-441-4678
www.foodpantries.org/li/eastern_area_christian_ministries_35206
East Lake United Methodist Church
Cheryl Hinnen; Andrew Feldewerth
205-836-3201
cheryl.eastlakeumc@gmail.com
www.eastlakeumc.net
Expect Care Hospice and In Home Care
Lance Lee
205-937-6933
lance@expectcare.com
www.expectcare.com
First Light Women's Shelter
Deborah Everson
205-323-4277
volunteer@firstlightshelter.org
www.firstlightshelter.org
Girl Scouts of Hoover
Kristina Theall
205-218-9725
ktheall@gmail.com
www.girlscoutsnca.org
Girl Scouts of North-Central
Heather Pike
800-734-4541
hpike@girlscoutsnca.org
www.girlscoutsnca.org
Girls Inc. of Central Alabama
Angela Eakins
205-599-5545
aeakins@girlsinccentral-al.org
www.girlsinccentral-al.org
Glenwood Autism & Behavioral Health Center
Lillian Haines
205-795-3251
lhaines@glenwood.org
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Grace House Ministries, Inc.
Jessica Morales
205-786-4663 ext. 108
jessica@grace-house.org
www.grace-house.org
Greater Birmingham Humane Society
Ramona Graffeo
205-397-8539
rgraffeo@gbhs.org
www.gbhs.org
Greater Birmingham Ministries
Brandon Fountain
205-326-6821
brandon@gbm.org
www.gbm.org
Greenbriar at the Altamont Retirement Community
Cathy Triequet
205-323-2724
ctriequet@nolandhealth.com
www.greenbriaratthealtamont.com
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Birmingham
Sabrina Balch; David Osula
205-780-1234 ext. 319
sbalch@habitatbirmingham.org
www.habitatbirmingham.org
Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama
Vanessa Stevens
205-942-5505
vstevens@hispanicinterest.org
www.hispanicinterest.org
Holy Family Cristo Rey High School
Landon Taylor (rep from Blueprints)
205-263-0144
ltaylor@alabamapossible.org
www.hfcristorey.org
Jones Valley Teaching Farm
Amanda Storey
205-453-7208
volunteer@jvtf.org
www.jvtf.org
Kid One Transport
Mary Anne King
205-978-1000
making@kidone.org
www.kidone.org
Lakeshore Foundation
Laurie Berenotto
205-313-7476
laurieb@lakeshore.org
www.lakeshore.org
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Ashley Owens
205-989-0098
ashley.owens@lls.org
www.lls.org
M-Power Ministries Education Center
Rene Bradberry
205-595-5959 ext. 204
rene.bradberry@mpowerministries.org
www.mpowerministries.org
M-Power Ministries Literacy Center
Lin Musgrove
205-595-5959 ext. 206
literacy@mpowerministries.org
www.mpowerministries.org
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Mary Emily
205-879-8546
mary.yancy@nmss.org
www.nationalmssociety.org
NorthStar Youth Ministries
Val Peterson; Katie Hill
205-586-2959
valkpeterson@gmail.com
www.northstaryouthministries.org
Railroad Park Foundation
Memri Williams
205-521-9933
americorps@railroadpark.org
www.railroadpark.org
Restoration Academy
Ryan Adams; Jillie Rufe and Lindsey Gannaway
205-785-8805 ext. 105
radams@restorationacademy.org
www.restorationacademy.org
Ronald McDonald House
Chyan Nuttall
205-638-7372
Chyan.Nuttall@rmhca.org
www.rmhca.org
Ruffner Mountain Nature Center
Lindsey Darby
205-833-8264 ext. 12
lindsey@ruffnermountain.org
www.ruffnermountain.org
Salvation Army of Greater Birmingham
Stephen Long
205-328-2420
Stephen_Lee_Long@uss.salvationarmy.org
www.birminghamsalvationarmy.org
Sloss Furnaces
Heather Guy Nowak
205-324-1911
hguy@slossfurnaces.com
www.slossfurnaces.com
The Arc of Jefferson County
Amanda Marcrum
205-705-1809
amarcrum@arcofjeff.com
www.arcofjeff.com
The Bell Center
Mary Ashley Canevaro
205-879-3417
mcanevaro@thebellcenter.org
www.thebellcenter.org
The Community Kitchens of Birmingham
Andrea Blackert
205-251-3569
volunteer@thecommunitykitchens.org
www.thecommunitykitchens.org
The Exceptional Foundation
Caroline Sparrow; Devynne Roarig
205-870-0776
csparrow@exceptionalfoundation.org
www.exceptionalfoundation.org
United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Birmingham
Dr. Gary
205-944-3901
egary@ucpbham.com
www.ucpbham.com
United Methodist Children’s Home
Rebecca Morris
205-226-7936
katherine.lowe@umch.net
www.umch.net
Vitas Innovative Hospice
205-502-5959
www.vitas.com
Vulcan Park and Museum
Lindsay Elliott
205-933-1409 ext. 29
lelliott@visitvulcan.com
www.visitvulcan.com
Wish 2 Enrich
Suzanne Eberhardt
205-883-5133
suzanne@wish2enrich.org
www.wish2enrich.org
YWCA Family Resource Center
Russell Willoughby
205-949-5552
rwilloughby@ywcabham.org
www.ywcabham.org
YWCA of Central Alabama
Mary Jane Gibson
205-322-9922 ext. 343
mjhebert@ywcabham.org
www.ywcabham.org