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)

Black Male: Why the Mid South Cannot Afford to Ignore the Disparities Facing its Black Men and Boys

This 2008 Wilmer Shields Rich Medal-winning report on the status of African-American males in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi provides compelling data and statistics and raise awareness to the disparities facing black males. This link will lead you to the report: Cannot-Ignore.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.

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

Testing Positive

Shares results after 4-years of statewide testing and how intensive training for teachers and administrators helped to raise student achievement.  (2004)