Announcing the Every Child Alabama Coalition!

We are thrilled to announce the official launch of the Every Child Alabama Coalition!

Building upon the vision set forth by A+ Education Partnership in 1991, the Every Child Alabama Coalition represents a diverse coalition of organizations and individuals dedicated to improving student opportunity and achievement in Alabama. Our mission is clear: to advocate for policies that ensure every child receives the education they need for a life filled with opportunities, regardless of their zip code or circumstance.

Together, we share a unifying belief that when every child receives the education they need, it strengthens communities, making them better places to live, raise a family, and conduct business.

Why are we launching this statewide coalition? For generations, Alabama has ranked nearly last in the nation for most educational outcomes. Still today, less than half of kids can read proficiently, and only 3 in 10 can do math on grade level. These numbers are even more devastating for students of color and students from low-income communities. Students are graduating unprepared for college, career, and life, without a pathway to a good job and economic mobility.

To change this reality, our first task is to modernize how we fund Alabama schools. It’s time to update Alabama’s outdated school funding formula to meet the needs of our students and provide them with the resources they need to succeed.

To learn more about Alabama’s current school funding formula and how we can work together to change it, click here for our policy resources. And be sure to register for our new Every Dollar Counts learning series!

We are proud to announce the member organizations of Every Child Alabama, representing different communities, organizations, and viewpoints across the state:

Alabama Possible
AL Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers
Alabama Goodwill
Faith in Action Alabama
Teach For America Alabama
Huntsville Committee of 100
EmpowerEd Birmingham
Birmingham Promise
Alabama Arise
New Schools for Alabama
Mobile Area Education Foundation
Black Alabamians For Education
Breakthrough Birmingham
Baldwin County Education Coalition, Inc.
Alabama State Conference NAACP
Education 4 Life, Inc.
The Hispanic and Immigrant Center of Alabama (¡HICA!)
AG Gaston Business Institute
Alabama Expanded Learning Alliance
New Life Church of God in Christ
Montgomery Education Foundation
Alabama Families for Great Schools
VOICES for Alabama’s Children
Learning Little People, LLC
John Wilson, Chief School Financial Officer, Baldwin County Board of Education


We invite you to join us in this important work. Together, let’s ensure that every child in Alabama has access to the high-quality education they deserve.