Foundation for the Mid South

 


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

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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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Foundation for the Mid South Supported Resources:

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)


 

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