In January 2000, reflecting the values and commitment of community leaders, the City of Tuscaloosa passed a resolution establishing Tuscaloosa as a “Community of Character.” It was out of this resolve that the Tuscaloosa Character Council was founded. Fifteen community members came together to create our organization and promote character development in the community. This diverse group of men and women included government leaders, educators, business people, philanthropist, nonprofit leaders, and pastors.
For the past fifteen years, many volunteers have stepped up to support the continued impact of Tuscaloosa Character Council. They serve on our board and committees, help plan special events, or lead character classes in an after school program or the county jail. Hundreds of people have given countless hours to help us help Tuscaloosa live up to the title of a “Community of Character.”