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 break down barriers to prosperity in Alabama through education, collaboration, and advocacy.
Equity: All people have the right to a prosperous and meaningful life.
Resiliency: Communities are inherently strong, capable, and in charge of their own futures.
Partnerships: We work together to maximize limited resources.
The Golden Rule: We build relationships based on reciprocity, respect, and compassion.
OUR STRATEGIES FOR CREATING CHANGE
Raising Awareness: Sharing and communicating facts, data, perspectives, and other information to better understand the need for change in Alabama.
Collaborating: Working with faith-based communities, higher education, and other like-minded partners to further our mission, values, and advocacy work.
Capacity Building: Promoting and implementing activities and opportunities for individuals and communities to participate and advocate for change in Alabama.
Board of Directors
Virginia Patterson, Chair
Kent Andersen, EdD
Tommy Bice, EdD
Laurel Hitchcock, PhD
Archie Tucker, II, PhD
Edward Wilson, MD, PhD
Wayne Flynt, PhD, Emeritus
Leon Frazier, EdD, Emeritus
Board members can access the board portal here.
ALABAMA POSSIBLE TEAM
Chandra C. Scott has been the Executive Director at Alabama Possible since October 26, 2020. She was previously the Director of Strategic Outcomes for the Mobile Area Education Foundation in Mobile, AL. She has provided strategic direction and branding as an advocate for education equality for more than 18 years.
Chandra Scott developed and led the state’s first post-secondary attainment goal and blueprint collaborative, known as 75,000 Degrees which was launched in January 2017. This collective impact work has earned Mobile the Talent Hub designation from Lumina Foundation along with 25 other cities. Read more…
Kristie Nix Moorer
Development Director Kristie Nix Moorer leads all development activities. Before joining Alabama Possible, Kristie served as the development director of the Greater Birmingham Humane Society and the YMCA of Greater Birmingham.
Kristie is an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE). She graduated from Auburn University with a degree in International Business/French and completed graduate coursework in Education at UAB.
Data and Research Manager
Keila helps students achieve their college dreams as Alabama Possible’s the college transition peer advisor. She serves as a resource to recent high school graduates planning to attend college in the fall. She graduated from Miles College with a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and is pursuing a master’s degree in intercultural and international communication at American University. During college, she served as a first-year enrichment mentor, Jumpstart mentor, and Student Government Association president. In her spare time, she serves as a Bee the Difference Scholarship board member.