Annual Report 2018
June 2018 Newsletter
“I mean, what does Arise even look like without Kimble?” one of my coworkers asked earlier this year. It’d been a topic of discussion around the office for a few years, ever since our executive director, Kimble Forrister, attached a specific date to his years of warnings that he would, in fact, retire one day. Now, perhaps sooner than any of us expected, that day is at hand.
U.S. Senate vote to protect SNAP is great news for Alabama
House Farm Bill would take food assistance from thousands of Alabamians, hurt rural communities
Arise and partner groups urge Jones, Shelby to support Senate Farm Bill without harmful changes
Congress should embrace Farm Bill without SNAP cuts, following lead of U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee vote
Governor candidates answer Arise questions on housing, lending, transportation
Governor candidates answer Arise questions on taxes, budgets
May 2018 Newsletter
The Board of Directors of Arise has chosen Robyn Hyden as the organization’s next executive director. Hyden will begin her tenure in July. She will take over for Arise’s current executive director, Kimble Forrister, who will retire at the end of June after 27 years leading the organization.