Watch the latest videos from the Gateway Initiative

A former mayor of Foley and retired Baldwin County Probate Judge, Tim Russell, shares his firsthand experiences on the rewards of serving others, the quality of growth in our area, and the secret ingredients that make South Baldwin County special.

Emilio Urban of Fairhope, Alabama, has experienced firsthand how the Gateway Initiative's apprenticeship program can be a pathway to reach career goals. His love of food and passion for success made him a perfect fit to become an apprentice with the Safari Club in Gulf Shores.

Sue Sanders, CEO of the YMCA of South Alabama, shares about the hardships they are facing in opening again after Hurricane Sally. The lives that have been impacted by the YMCA of South Alabama can't be measured - they need our help to continue serving our community.

We’re very proud of our own Ed Bushaw for winning the 2020 AlabamaWorks! Innovator Award for Region Seven. The honor recognizes Ed’s effort and collaboration with education and industry partners to develop the first hospitality and tourism registered apprentice program in the State of Alabama. 

We had the pleasure of sitting down with Boyd Little this week to find out more of the story behind Oak Hollow Farms. What we ended up learning was there sure are a lot of life lessons from growing up farming. Such as, when things get hard, you just keep plowing one row at a time.