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Women of Vision Evening Event Series

Our 2015 Women of Vision Evening Event series got off to a great start last month at the home of Marian and Claiborne Barksdale in Oxford, Mississippi. Patti Carr Black enthralled the guests with tales of her childhood, her views on … Read More

Bittersweet: Saying Goodbye to the 2015 Women’s Foundation Summer Interns

(Pictured in this photo are archival intern Anna Morgan Leonards, social media intern Kaytlin Nowell, video project advisor Nina Parikh, video project intern Emma McNeel, and Laurel Irby) The last weeks of summer are upon us. While the beginning of … Read More

Mississippi Legislation is a Model for Arkansas

We love it when other states copy good ideas from Mississippi. In 2014 the Mississippi Legislature passed SB 2563, the first law of its kind to require community colleges and universities to develop plans to address unplanned pregnancy on their … Read More

Patti Carr Black, Woman of Vision, Women’s Foundation of Mississippi, 2015

In honor of our upcoming evening event with Patti Carr Black we have a special guest blog post by our Emerita Board Chair, Seetha Srinivasan.  On 18 March 2015 the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi honored Patti Carr Black, Beverly Wade … Read More

Collaboration Creates Success: Fact Not Fiction hits new milestone

Last week something amazing happened – the Fact Not Fiction Facebook page reached 500,000 page likes! A half million people, mostly teens in Mississippi, can access medically accurate information about sexual health through this platform. They also enjoy fun, engaging … Read More

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Grants

Women’s Foundation of Mississippi is Not 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. Click here for more information and application instructions.

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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. Click the link below to access the report.

 

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