Meet our latest round of grantees!
COVID RELIEF PRIORITY FUNDING
Andrew Goodman Foundation
The Andrew Goodman Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Cohort is building a network of young, Black, civic leaders who are tackling major issues, like voter suppression, and mobilizing their campuses and communities by connecting social justice issues to voting and civic engagement. The HBCU Cohort currently brings together 25 HBCUs and it is growing. AGF provides tailored resources and programming for this cohort including the HBCU Summit.
Everlasting Knowledge Academy (EKA) of Jonesboro, Arkansas
EKA is a startup nonprofit that made its mark in the early COVID atmosphere, despite many barriers. EKA is a community and potentially a world changer. Everlasting Knowledge Academy offers opportunities for generations to learn more about The Word of God, each other, and themselves. In getting deeper understandings of these vital aspects, students are able to impact their communities for the better. Education truly is one way to change the world!
Arkansas State University – Mid South
Arkansas State University Mid-South is a public two-year institution of higher education with an open door admission policy. Originally established as a vocational-technical school, Mid-South Community College became a comprehensive community college in 1992 and began with 139 students in the fall semester of 1993. Today, as Arkansas State University Mid-South, they have seen phenomenal growth serving over 1200 students.
Southeast Arkansas Development
Saint Mary Parish Council on Aging
Support for Louisiana’s underserved delta communities related to transportation for health care related to COVID vaccinations, testing, etc. in addition to COVID rebuilding efforts around re-skilling and micro-grants for young entrepreneurs.
Deputies Making a Change (DMAC)
Deputies Making a Change (DMAC) is a youth mentoring program that addresses the incarceration rate among young children. This program targets those who are failing in school, at risk of being incarcerated, or have problems with authority.
NOVA of Monroe Louisiana
It is the Mission of NOVA, as a job intermediary, to identify and connect the workforce needs of employers with training entities and with the residents of Northeast Louisiana seeking living wage employment and benefits.
KAHO Medical Training – Fayette, Mississippi
During COVID 19 KAHO has seen a dramatic increase in the number of enrolled participants because CNA training is in high demand for so many facilities. Their historical data on completion and certification is the highest of any other training facility with regard to CNA including a 99% completion and 98% certification on their first testing attempt. This is completely attributed to the care and one on one training time spent to ensure that each participant gets the information packaged in the way that most suits their learning style.
Center for Social Entrepreneurship – West Jackson, Mississippi
Through community-led transformation and with an eye towards community sustainability, the Center for Social Entrepreneurship empowers iVillagers to generate intergenerational wealth by eliminating blight, harnessing talent, growing businesses, and engaging, civically.
Reaching and Education for Community Hope (RECH) Foundation – Jackson, Mississippi
Support for formerly incarcerated women to assist with costs such as life essentials, COVID testing and vaccinations, transportation, re-entry and recoiling efforts and food insecurities.
Hinds Community College – Utica, Mississippi
Support college efforts to provide COVID supplies (masks, toiletries, water/snacks), and on-site testing/vaccinations. Transportation for students to vaccination appointments or other COVID relief such as COVID relief hotline for students who are dealing with depression and anxiety due to the pandemic.
Women in Construction of Biloxi, Mississippi
The Moore Community House Women in Construction Program trains women for careers in the skilled craft trades and advanced manufacturing to increase their earning power and family economic security.
Copiah-Lincoln Community College Wesson Mississippi
Copiah–Lincoln Community College is a public community college with its main campus in Wesson, Mississippi. The Co–Lin District serves a seven-county area including Adams, Copiah, Franklin, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lincoln and Simpson counties.
Fourth Circuit Drug Intervention Court- Greenville, Mississippi
Support for the court intervention activities specifically by addressing areas of need created through COVID that are gender specific for their justice involved participants. The opportunity to eliminate these barriers will create a smoother transition for those who can participate in the pilot programming.
Jackson Medical Mall Foundation (Drs. Aaron & Ollye Shirley Scholarship Fund) – Jackson, MS
The mission, to provide healthcare for the underserved and to promote economic and community development, was made possible through strategic partnerships with UMMC, Jackson State University and Tougaloo College. Twenty years later, the Jackson Medical Mall sits proudly in the center of the state’s capital city, providing high quality health and community services to the public. Support college efforts to provide COVID supplies (masks, toiletries, water/snacks), and on- site testing/vaccinations. Transportation for students to vaccination appointments or other COVID relief such as COVID relief hotline for students who are dealing with depression and anxiety due to the pandemic.
Medgar Evers Institute
The intended results of this program are to provide space for youth to share their experiences enduring Covid-19 and the racial unrest this past year. As a result, we anticipate the youth participating in the program will develop strategies to cope with trauma in the post-pandemic. The goal is to have at least 30 youth in the Jackson and surrounding region participate in the virtual healing session. The Sessions will take place in the week of July 19th through 23rd. Additionally, we will have created a virtual reality curriculum that can be viewed in Canton High School as well as other high schools in the region.