The LAWCF has been featured in a number of social media outlets. The foundation was also featured on WBRC Fox 6 News of Birmingham and Central Alabama. The highlight of this feature was the LAWCF partnered with GEAR UP Birmingham. GEAR UP Birmingham is an entity of Birmingham City Schools that received the GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) competitive grant that was awarded by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) to high-risk communities for the development of comprehensive, research-driven programs to prepare low-income, minority, and first-generation students for higher education.
The LAWCF’s work with GEAR UP Birmingham focuses on mentoring to select male youth within the cohort from George Washington Carver and Wenonah High Schools. This partnerships aims to strengthen the young men involved so that they will become a part of the college going culture.