MEET THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR,
& the inspiration for it all, her brother Jordan.
After obtaining a Bachelor's Degree in Human Development and Family Life Education from Samford University, Lindy Williamson Cleveland established Unless U in 2014, and has since been featured in numerous publications including Woman's World Magazine, Vestavia Hills Magazine, The Vestavia Voice, Over the Mountain Journal, About Town Magazine, Al.com, Birmingham Business Journal, and Doing Good, WBRC. Lindy has been recognized for her contributions to education with The Learning for Life Award and The Alumni of the Year Award from Samford University's Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education in 2016, as well as the Humanitarian Award from the Women's Committee of 100 in 2018. In addition, she was selected as a TedxBirmingham Speaker in 2016. Most recently, Lindy was awarded the Humanitarian Alumni of the Year Award from Samford University in 2022 and became a Praxis Non-profit fellow, which awarded Unless U with a $50,000 grant. Lindy remains dedicated to improving Unless U for her students and the Birmingham community, and is happily married to Mitch Cleveland, who is a special education teacher in the Vestavia Hills Education school system. Together, they have two sons, Grady, who is four years old, and Jordan Brooks, who is one year old and named after Lindy's brother.
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