Meridian Street

There is a small community in northeast Huntsville called Lincoln Village. 15 years ago a good friend and pastor started a conversation with a little girl who turned into a commitment and lead to a big project called Lincoln Village Preservation Corporation. Today LVPC owns that little girl's house and dozens around it. The place … Continue reading Meridian Street

What if you could scholarship a kid to Lincoln for free?

What if you could redirect half of your taxes to your kid's school? You can! We'll sort of. In Alabama there is something called the Alabama Accountability Act and it allows  taxpayers with an Alabama Income Tax Liability to choose for themselves where their tax money goes! I know it sounds too good to be … Continue reading What if you could scholarship a kid to Lincoln for free?

Redirect your Alabama taxes to local schools legally

Last year I posted about this in December. This year I am a few months earlier because I am going to beat the drums on this one until everyone hears me! Here's the simple truth of the matter: Alabama has a poor track record educating our kids. We have challenges on this front to be … Continue reading Redirect your Alabama taxes to local schools legally

Power Tip: Redirect 1/2 of your State Income Tax to Lincoln Village

End of Year Appeal, with a Twist Over the weekend, you are likely to have gotten an appeal from a charity, perhaps one you've supported in the past. But, Lincoln is different from other things you support. Lincoln is completely Local. It affects families you probably encounter at some point living in Huntsville. Families with whom … Continue reading Power Tip: Redirect 1/2 of your State Income Tax to Lincoln Village

Lincoln Academy Taking Applications

Who We Are Lincoln Academy is a church school which seeks to provide a high quality Christ-centered education to K-8 students who are zoned to public Title I schools. With the efforts of a devoted administration, faculty and staff, all students receive standards based, data driven instruction in a supportive environment to achieve their maximum … Continue reading Lincoln Academy Taking Applications

End of the Year Giving Ideas…

So we're coming in on the end of another year. If you are thinking of making a little bit more of an impact this year, consider an end of the year gift to one of these social movements in Huntsville, they are all amazing. Want to add one, just post it here. Village Marketplace, Inc. … Continue reading End of the Year Giving Ideas…

Marion Wright Edelman, or how to Fix Your Own Truck

So I have lots of conservative friends.  Dyed in the wool Republicans who hunt and fish and love America and barbecue and Bear Bryant as much as they love their mamas.  The idea of accepting a handout to them is about as foreign as sushi.  They are self-sufficient to a fault.  They will fix their … Continue reading Marion Wright Edelman, or how to Fix Your Own Truck

Teach a Kid to Learn

So I am kind of overcommitted in my personal life.  I am a little obsessed with people.  People in general.  I like people.  People are some of my favorite...  oh you get the idea.  So because I love people so much, I find it very distressing that some people don't think they have a chance … Continue reading Teach a Kid to Learn

Guest Post: Alberto Aguilar

Many things had happen this semester so far. I’m enjoying college every day more and more, but I am no only busy with school, Im also working in church and other extracurricular things. Right now I’m taking many cool subjects in college like data bases and mobile application development, I am working on both iOS … Continue reading Guest Post: Alberto Aguilar

Lincoln Academy Tutoring Schedule

Passing along a message from our friend Susan Ross at Lincoln Village Ministry.  Lincoln Academy, the new school in Lincoln Village, is starting their new school year TODAY -- Praise the Lord!  The building is ready thanks to 100's of volunteers and the teachers are excited!  Lincoln Academy has 60 students this year and we would like … Continue reading Lincoln Academy Tutoring Schedule

The start of something big in Lincoln Village!

A new shopping experience is coming to Lincoln Village this fall. Julie and I have rented a building at 1000 Meridian Street just north of Brooks and Collier and on the other side of the street, at the corner of Meridian and King. The new shop will feature clothes and other goods for the neighborhood … Continue reading The start of something big in Lincoln Village!

Featured Education Rock Star: Jessica Martin

Jessica Martin graduated from Lee High School last year where she won the "I Dare You" Award given to the kid who outperformed the staff's expectations.  Jessica has a brother who's a gymnast and was involved with Lincoln Village Ministry at Chapman Middle and Lincoln School. This year, she's the first in her big family … Continue reading Featured Education Rock Star: Jessica Martin

Helping a Seminary Student: Noah Roberts

Hello! My name is Noah D. Roberts, and I am a seminary student at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS. I am pursuing a Master of Divinity degree to prepare me for full-time ministry either here in the U.S. or abroad, and I am about 3/4 of the way through. God has taught me so … Continue reading Helping a Seminary Student: Noah Roberts

Lincoln Village

In case you have not seen this video, it's great. It's a little old but if you've not seen it please watch. Even if you are familiar with work in the Village this is a really inspiring look at why they (we) do what they do. www.lincolnvillageministry.com/ Just browse to the site and start the … Continue reading Lincoln Village