Division of Outreach Services One of the University of West Alabama’s goals is to address major educational, social and economic challenges of West Alabama through distance learning, research, service and partnerships with the public and private sectors. One way that UWA meets this goal is through the Division of Outreach Services. Our division coordinates a wide range of events, programs and workshops. We also seek to provide resources for the enhancement of government and community leadership, business activity, civic engagement and personal endeavors throughout the West Alabama region. We have several different initiatives in place to reach these goals. They are our Small Business Development Center, Workforce Development program, Community and Economic Impact Grants and Youth Development. Most of the outreach we organize falls into these areas.