Community Development Resources

      

                                                                                      

Mississippi State Reentry Guide: Foundation for the Mid South is proud to release the Mississippi Reentry Guide, a collaboration with   local leaders and the Mississippi Reentry Council. The guide connects ex-offenders with services and agencies that support successful   transitions back to their communities. The guide is available in print or online at www.msreentryguide.com.         
Forging the Will to Advance Males of Color: Why the Mid South Cannot Afford to Ignore the Disparities Facing its Males of Color In recent years, national conversations focused on the status of males of color have increased, moving dialogue from “if” action is needed to “when and how” it should occur. While some efforts are taking place throughout the nation and the Mid South today, many are often
being conducted without the coordination and partnersnecessary to achieve substantive change. The time is ripe to forge the will and commitment for thoughtful and sustained action to improve the outcomes for males of
color. Download pdf
Stepping Up: Loaned Executive Programs as a Tool to Improve Community Capacity
Learnings and ideas from a loaned executive program established in the City of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
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Black Male: Why the Mid South Cannot Afford to Ignore the Disparities Facing its Black Men and Boys
Focuses on the status of African-American males in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi and provides compelling data and statistics and raise awareness to the disparities facing black males. (2008 Wilmer Shields Rich Medal Winner)
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Where Hope and History Rhyme: Reflections and Findings from the Mid South Commission to Build Philanthropy
Recommendations on how philanthropy can be more effective at promoting racial and social equity in the Mid South. (2005 Wilmer Shields Rich Medal Winner)
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The Foundation's Two Major Reports On The Males of Color In The Mid South - Download the combined reports today!

Forging the Will to Advance Males of Color: Why the Mid South Cannot Afford to Ignore the Disparities Facing its Males of Color In recent years, national conversations focused on the status of males of color have increased, moving dialogue from “if” action is needed to “when and how” it should occur. While some efforts are taking place throughout the nation and the Mid South today, many are often
being conducted without the coordination and partnersnecessary to achieve substantive change. The time is ripe to forge the will and commitment for thoughtful and sustained action to improve the outcomes for males ofcolor. 

Black Male: Why the Mid South Cannot Afford to Ignore the Disparities Facing its Black Men and Boys
Focuses on the status of African-American males in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi and provides compelling data and statistics and raise awareness to the disparities facing black males. (2008 Wilmer Shields Rich Medal Winner)
Download the two reports here.

Foundation for Mid South Supported Resources:

Creating Order From Chaos Jessie Ball diPont Fund offers a Guideline - Roles of philanthropy through disaster ploanning and response

Power Amidst Renewal: Foundation Support for Sustaining Advocacy after Disasters  (2010) Alliance for Justice

Portrait of Louisiana: Louisiana Human Development Report 2009  (2009)  American Human Development Project of the Social Science Research Council

Portrait of Mississippi: Mississippi Human Development Report 2009  (2009)  American Human Development Project of the Social Science Research Council

Power Amidst Chaos: Post-Katrina Funding of Advocacy (2007)  Alliance for Justice

Recovery, Renewal, & Resiliency: Gulf Coast Small Buisinesses Two Years Later (2007) The Political & Economic Research Council (PERC)