Public Allies Mississippi Interns Inspired to Help Their Community

The 2017-2018 Public Allies Mississippi cohort has been busy. The now seven-member cohort, working in Jackson and in Oxford, meets alternating Fridays at the Foundation for the Mid South office in Jackson to reflect as […]

Foundation for the Mid South Announces 2017-2018 Public Allies Mississippi Interns

The Foundation for the Mid South has selected eleven native Mississippians to join the 2017-2018 cohort of Public Allies Mississippi. Brandy Nichols, Jada Bass, Kristopher Thigpen, Silas Delaware III, and Deonte Cheeks, all from Jackson, […]

Foundation For The Mid South Model Cited By Navy Secretary For Proposed Gulf Oil Spill Recovery Nonprofit

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus recently recommended Congress use a share of BP fines for restoring the Gulf Coast, specifically environmental, economic, and health impacts stemming from the oil spill. Mabus released his report to Congress on the […]

Formerly at risk of failing district rises two levels to receive successful rating by the state

After consecutive years of receiving an “At risk of failing” rating, the Leflore County School District faced the possibility of a state takeover. Quality educators were hard to come by and administrators were at their […]

Males of Color: Investing in Two Louisiana Cities

The challenges facing males of color across the Mid South have created monumental disparities in comparison to other groups over the decades. Males of color are too often left without quality education and guidance to […]

Ensuring High-Quality Education in the Classroom

Defabian is an 8 year-old elementary student in Leflore County, Mississippi. He loves sports—mostly football and baseball—and he is an active member of the Boy Scouts. Defabian started the school year making D’s and F’s […]