About the Blackburn Institute

The Blackburn Institute is a leadership development and civic engagement program specifically focused on improving the state of Alabama. Through its work with students, alumni (Fellows), and Advisory Board members, the institute develops a network of leaders who have a clear understanding of the state’s challenges. Selected students participate in a one-year curriculum of activities and events, after which they continue their involvement for their remaining time at The Capstone. Upon graduation, participants earn recognition as Blackburn Fellows and begin their work through professional and civic involvement in their home communities and throughout the state, both individually and through the Fellows Involvement Network (FIN). Supported by an Advisory Board of established leaders committed to the state of Alabama, the Blackburn Institute promotes change through an intergenerational network that learns from the past, takes action in the present, and plans for the future.

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Information Sessions

Come learn the nomination and selection process for the 2018 class of Blackburn students. A brief presentation will cover the Blackburn Institute's vision, mission, and values; curriculum; and program requirements. Nominations open November 14, 2017 and close January 18, 2018.

Upcoming Events

Tue 28

End of Semester Social

November 28,5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tuscaloosa AL
United States
Tue 28

New Student Information Session

November 28,7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuscaloosa AL
United States
Dec 01

Friday Forum Series

December 1,12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Tuscaloosa AL
United States
Jan 09

Pre-Trip Preparation Meeting

January 9, 2018,8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuscaloosa AL
United States