For years, Cheryl Corley’s downstairs neighbor — who happened to be Dan Ireland’s mother — was like a “second grandma” to her kids. And as Ireland, then executive director of Alabama Citizens Action Program (ALCAP), would visit his mother, he asked Corley several times if she needed a job.
For a long time, she said no — but then one day she was ready for a change. And 20 years later, ALCAP has been a “wonderful” place to be, Corley said. “It’s given me a lot of experience and knowledge and good times.”
ALCAP honored her for her two decades of service at its board meeting March 10.
“Everyone who enters our door or calls our office is greeted by her smiling manner,” said Joe Godfrey, current ALCAP executive director. “ALCAP is blessed to have [her] serving faithfully for 20 years.” (Grace Thornton)