Coahoma Youth Opportunities

            The Expo Center in Clarksdale, home to Coahoma County Youth Outreach, saw a lot of action this summer with serving over 200 youth each day.  According to Director, Kendrick Travis, the local program is a safe haven for the youth of the county.   The outreach was created by the Coahoma … 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

Coahoma County Youth Outreach reaches Coahoma youth

Clarksdale’s Expo Center, now home to Coahoma County Youth Outreach (CCYO), has seen a lot of action this summer with over 200 youth each day coming through its doors.  According to Director, Kendrick Travis, the local program is a safe haven for the youth of the county.   CCYO was created by the Coahoma County Board … Continued

August 1 Quarterly Deadline for Grant Applications

Applications for Grants through the Community Foundation are due quarterly:  February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1. These grants are applicable to non-profits in areas of our 11 county footprint (Bolivar, Coahoma, DeSoto, Leflore, Marshall, Panola, Quitman, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tate, and Tunica counties). The Foundation makes grants to organizations that have programs or … Continued

Community Foundation Awards The Hope Center from Taste of DeSoto Event

Hernando, Miss. June 13, 2016 – Community Foundation President Tom Pittman awarded a $5,000 check to the Hope Center from the Annual Taste of Desoto event held April 24, 2016 at the Landers Center. The Hope Center is a community center with the mission of improving the community of Horn Lake, Mississippi, by providing safe … Continued