In 1993, a group of concerned citizens, including Auburn University President Wilford Bailey, Auburn History Professor Emeritus Wayne Flynt, Social Work Pioneer Eulene Hawkins, and Alabama Baptist Convention President Earl Potts, came together to form Alabama Possible, then known as the Alabama Poverty Project. They joined with others across the South to study poverty, publicize their findings, teach undergraduates what they had learned, and mobilize public policy to bring about systems change. AP is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation.
To ensure that all Alabamians have the opportunity to lead prosperous lives.
To remove barriers to prosperity in Alabama through education, collaboration, and advocacy.
Boards of Directors
Ralph Foster, Chair
Irene S. Blalock
Sidney Brown, PhD
Laurel Hitchcock, PhD
Elliot Lauderdale, PhD
Edward Wilson, MD, PhD
Wayne Flynt, PhD, Emeritus
Leon Frazier, EdD, Emeritus
ALABAMA POSSIBLE TEAM
Kristina Scott earned her bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Florida and her juris doctor with distinction from Emory University. Before joining Alabama Possible in August 2008, Kristina served as the Managing Attorney for External Affairs at the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office. Kristina’s full bio is available here.
College Access & Success Program Manager
Elizabeth Parks, a native of Birmingham, Alabama, graduated from The University of Montevallo from with a bachelor of science in social work (2011) and a master’s in social work from The University of Alabama (2012).
Ashleigh Staples, a native of Alabaster, graduated with university honors and honors in political science from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2016.
Keslie Boyles, a native of Russellville, Alabama, graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor’s of arts in Psychology (2011) and Master of Public Administration from Troy University (2015).
Ayumi Byrd, a native of Prattville, Alabama, graduated with honors in global and community leadership from University of Alabama at Birmingham with a bachelor of arts in music (2015) and working on a master of public administration.