HISTORY

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.


VISION

To ensure that all Alabamians have the opportunity to lead prosperous lives.


MISSION

To remove barriers to prosperity in Alabama through education, collaboration, and advocacy.

Boards of Directors

Ralph Foster, Chair
Fightress Aaron
Irene S. Blalock
Sidney Brown, PhD
Nicole Bohannon
Wendi Boyen
Scott Cole
Laurel Hitchcock, PhD
Elliot Lauderdale, PhD
Sam Parker
Virginia Patterson
Joey Pierson
Richard Rice
Chandra Scott
Houston Smith
Libba Vaughan
Edward Wilson, MD, PhD
Wayne Flynt, PhD, Emeritus
Leon Frazier, EdD, Emeritus


ALABAMA POSSIBLE TEAM

Kristina Scott

Kristina Scott

Executive Director

Kristina Scott earned her bachelor’s degree in history from 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.

Elizabeth Parks

Elizabeth Parks

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).

T.C. McLemore

T.C. McLemore

Communications & Development Manager

T.C. McLemore, a native of Fort Payne, Alabama, graduated with honors in global and community leadership from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a bachelor of arts in political science (2010) and a master of arts in history (2013).

Ashleigh Staples

Ashleigh Staples

AmeriCorps*VISTA

Ashleigh Staples, a native of Alabaster, Alabama is a senior at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she will graduate with honors in political science in April 2016.

Keslie Boyles

Keslie Boyles

AmeriCorps*VISTA

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

Ayumi Byrd

AmeriCorps*VISTA

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.