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Before and After: Unless U Board Member Jim Sturdivant

When Vestavia Hills’ Jim Sturdivant looks back on his life before he had his first child, he sees a distinct line between the “before times” and the “after times.” 


Getting Better: Unless U Celebrates  the Final Stages of Construction

Over six years ago, Vestavia Hills resident Lindy Cleveland was volunteering with a summer camp at United Ability and was asked to go on a field trip with some of the students to see the movie “The Lorax.”


Vestavia Hills Community News "Vestavia Voice"

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on Unless U, but the organization, which provides continuing education for adults with special needs, continues to adapt....

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Fund the Nations

MEET UNLESS U: Lindy Cleveland saw a need for change and is working to make a difference for those with developmental disabilities...

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WBRC "Doing Good"

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - “Unless U” is the brainchild of Lindy Cleveland. It’s a school offering continuing education to adults with special needs who have aged out of special ed courses in high school.​..


Over the Mountain Journal

While celebrating its fifth anniversary on Nov. 4, the Vestavia Hills-based nonprofit Unless U announced a new collaborative project with Big Spoon Creamery at the store’s Homewood location.​...

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Womans World Magazine

Lindy Cleveland was saddened when her brother, Jordan, who has Down syndrome, was unable to go to college after he finished high school. So she decided to do something to help him— and ended up changing the lives of so many others....


Birmingham Business Journal

A young Birmingham nonprofit has broken ground for a headquarters in Vestavia Hills...

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