Starting Up a College-Bound School Culture

GEAR UP district liaison Susie Williams and Superintendent Jessie King open up college pathways for middle schoolers in Mississippi’s Leland School District. Middle school students at Leland School Park (LSP) achieved a remarkable one-hundred percent […]

FMS Partner MS Delta GEAR UP Launches National GEAR UP Week

Improving high school graduation rates, college preparedness, and life outcomes for Mid-South students is one of our top priorities at the Foundation. That’s why we partner with programs like Delta State’s Mississippi Delta Gaining Early […]

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 […]