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Elevating the Voices of Young Women

This project began in the summer of 2015 as I prepared to enter my junior year at St. Andrew’s. Our goal with this was to produce a video that elevated the voices of young women and inspire others. I chose … Read More

Text to Donate & Help Change the Game

Did you know that unplanned teen pregnancy costs the state $155 million every year? We’re proud to say our efforts have already helped lower Mississippi’s teen birth rate. But Mississippi still has one of the highest teen birth rates in … Read More

Featured Grantee: Children’s Defense Fund – Southern Regional Office

Project: Reproductive Health Ambassadors Focus Area: Planned Pregnancy   With a grant from the WFM, the Southern Rural Black Women’s Initiative (SRBWI) of the Children’s Defense Fund will recruit and train young women to serve as reproductive health ambassadors. The program, … Read More

Featured Grantee: Copiah-Lincoln Community College

Project: Complete Co-Lin Focus Area: Access to Opportunity / Community College With extra instruction and support, a clear path from remedial coursework to college credit, and enhanced career counseling, Copiah-Lincoln Community College is closing the gap with their female students. The … Read More

Founding Executive Director Announces Retirement and Search for New Executive Director Begins

After nine years of visionary leadership, the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi enters its next phase of helping women thrive as Executive Director Carol Penick announces her retirement. As founding Executive Director, Penick led the Foundation from its start as a … Read More

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2016 Grantees Announced

A record-level $710,000 in grants was awarded on June 1 to 2016 grantees. 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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