CORD is the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Center for Community OutReach Development, a university-wide Center whose mission is to advance the outreach efforts of UAB in the Birmingham community. CORD seeks to accomplish these primary goals through its programs that will:
- Establish an effective interface between UAB and the City of Birmingham in order to identify and constructively address critical areas of need within the community.
- Develop and promote academic programs in partnership with the Birmingham City Schools (BCS).
- Energize UAB faculty, staff, and students to develop effective outreach programs.
CORD's financial support to outreach efforts is channeled through both competitive award programs and Center directed initiatives.