New Fund Established to Increase College Access in Delta Counties

The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi has received a grant of $50,000 from the Woodward Hines Education Foundation (WHEF) to fund activities that increase college awareness and create pathways to postsecondary education among high school students in the following 18 Mississippi Delta counties: Bolivar, Carroll, Coahoma, Desoto, Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Leflore, Panola, Quitman, Sharkey, Sunflower, … Continued

The Marks Project receives $25,000 for Youth Summer Enrichment Program

The Marks Project receives $25,000 for Youth Summer Enrichment Program The Marks Project, through the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, was awarded a $25,000 FedEx Corp. grant. The funds will enable The Marks Project to provide a series of summer enrichment opportunities over a five-week period. These opportunities include visiting five major universities in Mississippi, … Continued

Two Spring Initiative Students Need Your Help

Two Spring Initiative students have graduated from Piney Woods School and need help to attend Mississippi State. Spring Initiative empowers children, youth, and families in Clarksdale and the North Mississippi Delta to overcome adverse academic, social, emotional, and economic circumstances, and systemic inequality through educational interventions; personalized, holistic support; and long-term relationships. We have been … Continued

Delta Grace receives Community Foundation grant

Delta Grace received a $1,500 grant from the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi’s Endowment for the Future of Northwest Mississippi to continue their work in the communities of Sunflower and Moorhead. Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”  And I said, “Here am … Continued

New Scholarship at the Community Foundation

The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi is pleased to announce a new scholarship serving students in Bolivar County. The scholarship has been established by a Memphis Clinical Pharmacist, Patrice Pritchett and her husband Antonio. Pritchett grew up in Mound Bayou which is one of the poorest cities in the region. Her dreams of becoming a … Continued

Volunteers in the House

  Volunteer Northwest Mississippi has been attending open house meeting at area high schools to make sure students know about the many volunteer opportunities available and how taking advantage of these can help them fulfill service hour requirements for their high school career. Students who want to find more information about opportunities can contact Anna Dickerson, Director … Continued

DeSoto County School Branching out

          Drive up to Pleasant Hill Elementary School in DeSoto County and you might think it is just another elementary school.  But, drive around the school and you discover a world of outdoor learning.   The school, with the support of the administration, offers outdoor learning which translates to ‘real world’ lessons.  … Continued

Shoot For The Heart dollars to boost Nursing Program

Dr. Denise Bynum, director of the nursing program at Northwest Mississippi Community College, and other representatives of the institution received a grant to cap a grand total of $235,500 given from the Shoot For The Heart annual event since its inception in 2011. The granting provides scholarships and aid for deserving students in the nursing program. The Northwest … Continued

Scholarship fund honors trailblazing educator in Tallahatchie County

Sumner, Miss. August 17, 2016 – The Community Foundation has announced the formation of new scholarship award to celebrate the memory of the Tallahatchie County man who became its first African-American Superintendent of Education, Mr. Charles George (1929-2015). Erica Woodard, a Tallahatchie County native now residing in Memphis, TN, worked to establish the scholarship fund … Continued

Held-back to head-of-the-pack

Lamont was living with five siblings  in an impoverished single-parent home when he followed his brothers to C2k ministries in Mound Bayou. After joining the afterschool program, Lamont’s struggles with academics were exposed. He was a third-grader still struggling with  reading, writing and basic math.  Gradually, Lamont developed a trusting and loving relationship with the … Continued