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Featured Grantee: Northeast Community College

Project: Fueling the Career Focus Area: Access to Opportunity / Community College The Fueling the Career program will assist female students enrolled in the Northeast’s career pathways program with support services needed to complete their degrees. The career pathways program helps … Read More

Helping Women Complete Degrees

More education means more job opportunity. So the Women’s Foundation works with Mississippi community colleges to increase graduation rates for women. In addition to the typical financial hurdles, Mississippi’s women face unique challenges when it comes to continuing their education. The Women’s … Read More

Help Change the Game for Women & Girls in Mississippi

Every year, Mississippi ranks as one of the worst states for women. Teenage pregnancy curtails aspirations. Career opportunities remain scarce. And lack of advanced education puts economic stability even further out of reach. But the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi is reversing these statistics – and creating opportunity. Because … Read More

Meet the WFM Board: Elta Johnston

At the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi, we love our board members and want to be sure you know who they are! Their individual and collective strength, support, and leadership are key to helping women thrive. Elta Posey Johnston (Board Chair)  … Read More

Featured Grantee: JSU Bridge to Success

Project: Bridge to Success Program Focus Area: Planned Pregnancy The Bridge to Success Program at Jackson State University seeks to increase retention and graduation rates in STEM students by avoiding teen pregnancy. This program focuses on incoming STEM freshmen and will introduce … Read More

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New Record Level

The selection of additional grantees for 2016 pushes the record level even higher — to $785,000. Learn More

Featured Report

Pregnancy Prevention: A Guide for Community Colleges

The Women’s Foundation of Mississippi and The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy have developed a brief online guide for Mississippi community colleges to implement the strategies outlined in the SB 2563 report from the 2014 Mississippi legislative session.  The guide provides background as well as practical ways to address each of the strategies on community college campuses.

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