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Women’s Foundation Releases Groundbreaking Report on Experiences of Women in Community College

Grantmaking Funds Available to Implement Recommendations For a press release, click here. National level data indicate 61% of women who have children after enrolling in community college do not finish their education. In order to have a more direct impact on … Read More

You’re Invited: Town Hall on June 4

A Portrait of Women Students in Mississippi Community Colleges Wednesday, June 4, 2014 * 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Whole Foods Market, Community Room, Free   JOIN US to learn more about the barriers low-income women experience pursuing post-secondary degrees and … Read More

Aspen Institute Names Women’s Foundation of Mississippi to National Network to Disrupt Poverty for Children and Parents

The Women’s Foundation of Mississippi was announced today as a member of the Aspen Institute Ascend Network, a new network of leading organizations using two-generation approaches to disrupt poverty and create economic mobility for families. The Women’s Foundation of Mississippi … Read More

National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy: May 7, 2014

Hundreds of thousands of teens nationwide are expected to participate in the thirteenth annual National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy on May 7, 2014. The purpose of the National Day is straightforward. Too many teens still think “It can’t happen … Read More

New Law to Address Unintended Pregnancy Among Older Teens

SB 2563 requires all community colleges and four year universities to develop a plan of action to address unintended pregnancy on their campus. The plans must be submitted to the legislature by November 2014. Specifically, the plans must describe how … Read More

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Women’s Foundation of Mississippi is Currently Seeking Grant Applications

The Women’s Foundation of Mississippi is the only grantmaking organization in Mississippi entirely dedicated to funding programs that improve the lives of women and girls statewide. This year the Women’s Foundation seeks to fund programs that increase the completion rate of women in community college. Our next grant cycle starts in June 2014. Click here for more information and application instructions.

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Featured Report

Taxpayer Costs of Teen Births Report

The 2011 report describes the economic costs of teen births for every county in Mississippi. These taxpayer costs can be attributed primarily to the lost tax revenue from lower wages among teen parents and their children, incarceration costs of sons of teen parents, and foster care costs. Click the button below to download the report and access supporting materials.

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