The Project Gateway goal is to provide women who are students at Northwest Mississippi Community College with financial assistance for classroom and career readiness in cases where their existing educational funds have been exhausted. Northwest MS seeks to alleviate financial woes that may hinder women from maintaining full-time credit status for five consecutive semesters. Northwest […]
The Women’s Emergency Assistance Fund at East Central Community College (ECCC) seeks to help female students circumvent any economic barriers they might encounter that would impede or cease completion of their educational and/or career goals.
The goal of the Women’s Emergency Fund II is to provide emergency funding to female students whose continued education is in jeopardy due to temporary financial emergencies or other situations that present a financial burden. The Women’s Emergency Fund II will also offer two workshops each month. Students who demonstrate a need for a more […]
Empowering Mentors to Promote Women’s Retention (EMPOWR) program seeks to increase the social integration and engagement, and ultimately retention, of nontraditional female students attending East Mississippi Community College (EMCC) through a peer mentoring program. Augmented with interactive speaker sessions, students learn more about available student services, career planning, financial aid, health, and relationship management. EMCC […]
Coahoma Community College Workforce Women’s Emergency Fund assists Coahoma Community College female students who are low income and in need of emergency assistance. The Fund will assist with short term financial emergencies such as assistance for transportation costs, automotive repairs, child care, utility bills, and educational expense not covered by financial aid.
For women overcoming hardships to enter college, support from like-minded peers is a vital and meaningful motivator to keep them in college. The EMPOWR program increases social integration, engagement and retention of female students attending Mississippi community colleges through peer mentoring programs and interactive speakers sessions.
The Community College Legal Clinic at Hinds Community College provides pro bono legal counsel to women through student information services and legal workshops. The legal team counsels women on student loan debt, fair housing, family law and predatory lending that often stress the finances of low-income women.
In collaboration with Mississippi First, Mississippi University for Women (MUW) announced the first Sexual Health Continuing Education Certificate (SHCEC) available for sexual health educators in Mississippi. Current teachers can now earn the SHCEC and Continued Education Units (CEUs) at MUW. Health Educators who are Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES or MCHES) can also receive CEUs […]
The Encouraging Responsible and Informed Choices: Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program is designed to support healthy physical and social environments and healthy behaviors through informing and educating adolescents concerning risky sexual behaviors, unwanted pregnancy, and sexually transmitted disease prevention.
Raising Mothers to Rise (RMR) is a program designed to serve pregnant and parenting teen mothers in North Mississippi. It will offer two classes per week, each lasting one hour. One class per week is for the pregnant teens and the other will be a teen mother support group. The teen mothers will begin attending […]
#ProjectRAD will focus on improving access to adolescent health services by providing preventive healthcare services regardless of a teen’s ability to pay. Delta Health Center OB/GYN staff will establish at least one afternoon a month to hold a Teen Health Clinic. Materials will be developed specifically targeting young people and will be used to recruit […]
Disability Rights Mississippi’s “Improving Opportunities Across Generations” program will involve intensive support and advocacy on behalf to two generations of twelve families to improve their educational and employment outcomes. This program will expand the depth and breadth of direct advocacy assistance thereby improving the stability of families who have children with disabilities. The program will […]