Character Foundation of North Alabama


The Character Foundation of North Alabama (CFNA) originated as The Community Mediation Foundation in 1999 to empower students to work together to resolve conflicts before they erupted into violence.

In 2001, our legislature passed State of Alabama Joint Resolution HJR 21, which declared Alabama a State of Character. As part of the Resolution, our legislature pledged to promote character in our schools, businesses, homes, churches, local governments, state agencies, media and community groups and urged the leaders of each of these areas to do the same. 

The Character Foundation of North Alabama works to collaborate with existing efforts to make them stronger and more effective. We also serve to fill the gaps in areas of our community where there is a void in existing character-development programs. 

We do this by:

  • Providing Traning and Education
  • Providing Resources 
  • Sharing Best Practices

By pooling our resources together, we can make a much greater impact on our community's character.

We recognize that Character is the cornerstone of American citizenship, and good citizenship is the foundation of a good community – including good business, good government and good education. We look forward to uniting with representatives of our local schools, businesses, families, faith organizations, city government, youth, media and business and civic groups, to build and implement character building programs.

Character + Collaboration = Community

If you are interested in being involved in the Community of Character Initiative, please email us at or call 256-533-1642.

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