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Birmingham business leader Doug Marshall named CEO of Presbyterian Home for Children

TALLADEGA – The Presbyterian Home for Children in Talladega, Alabama, has hired Doug Marshall as their new President and Chief Executive Officer. Marshall brings to the statewide nonprofit more than 30 years of experience in corporate and nonprofit leadership at large Birmingham firms, including Energen, Alagasco (which is now Spire) and Ernst & Young. He […]

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Ascension Leadership Academy Shakedown Winner

The annual Ascension Leadership Academy Shakedown is a competition that looks at a student’s character, body language, conversation skills and personal presentation. Round one was a meet and greet with Presbyterian Home staff members during a staff meeting. Students were asked to introduce themselves and initiate conversations with numerous adults. Round two was a table […]

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Charms of Hope

The high school girls at Hope Academy have started their own line of handcrafted jewelry called Charms of Hope because as one resident put it, “that’s what we’re learning here at the Home – how to have hope”. The girls are having fun assembling jewelry or designing pieces that volunteers assemble. While the girls have […]

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Hero of the Home

We had the honor of presenting the honorably retired Rev. Sid Burgess with a Hero of the Home plaque recently. With just a tiny bit of subterfuge created by Sid’s pastor at Edgewood Presbyterian we were able to lure Sid away from his interim position at Chapel in the Pines to present him with a […]

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Children’s Home Challenge

Nancy, thank you for registering to ride in the Children’s Home Challenge. This bundle of energy wanted to know two very important things: Can she ride her scooter with you and the other riders? Could I please be sure to get her sandals and necklaces in the picture? It’s never a dull moment at the […]

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Making a mark

Student Life Volunteers made their mark on the Presbyterian Home for Children’s campus this year! We were blessed with youth volunteers from Mt. Olive Baptist Church (Baldwyn, MS), First Baptist Church (Killen, AL), and Grace Presbyterian Church (Houston, TX). We spent our 9 work days together at the Ascension Leadership Academy building off campus. During […]

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Children’s Home Challenge

Race Director Jacque: These cool people are going to ride bikes this fall to help us raise money. Boy Resident: Do I get to ride too?!? Jacque: Some will ride 100 MILES. Do you think you can ride 100 miles? Boy: Wooooowwww! Jacque: You can be one of the Grand Marshalls and lead everyone out […]

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Congratulations Ms. Keener!

The Presbyterian Home for Children and Hope Academy are proud to announce that our very own Ms. Elaine Keener was awarded Teacher of the Month for March 2016 by the Talladega Rotary Club. Ms. Keener has been teaching at Hope Academy for 5 years and teaching overall for 39 years. She was given a $100.00 […]

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Thank you!

Big Cove has made a difference!

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“He has risen! He is not here!”

5 As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed. 6 “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. […]

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