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Sammy Moon

Note from the Executive Director

Greetings friends, I am at that stage in life where it truly does seem as though time is passing faster than it did during my youthful years!  With that feeling comes the realization that I will never get all the things on my “to do list” done in the timeframe in which I wanted to …

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Mississippi Alliance Annual Member Meeting

The Mississippi Alliance Annual Member Meeting was held at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum on April 8 in the Craig H. Neilson auditorium. This year, we celebrated our third anniversary. In three short years, the staff has quadrupled. The depth and breadth of program offerings have expanded, and The Alliance is living into its mission …

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The Power of Volunteers

I always wondered why somebody didn’t do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody. Mississippi’s Toughest Kids Foundation’s mission is to build and maintain Camp Kamassa, Mississippi’s first and only year-round fully handicap accessible camp facility for children and adults with serious illnesses, physical and mental challenges, and other special needs. Our vision …

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The 2022 GIVE Awards

The Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service(Volunteer MS) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 Governor’s Initiative for Volunteer Excellence (GIVE) Awards. The 2022 GIVE Awards Recipients are: Gerald Schmuck of Gulfport, Outstanding Volunteer Leadership by a Public Servant Tammy Pierce of Byhalia, Outstanding Service in Youth Mentoring  Mississippi Coats 4 Kidz Volunteers of …

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

National Child Abuse Prevention Month recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to strengthen families to prevent child abuse and neglect. Through this collaboration, prevention services and supports help protect children and produce thriving families. Learn how you can help in the  Prevention Resource Guide.
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Ellen Collins

Note from the Associate Director

Greetings friends, Women have always been at the forefront of social change movements, lending their voices and giving their time and money to address social and humanitarian needs. We all know of Clara Barton and the founding of the Red Cross in 1881, or Mary McLeod Bethune, the educator and philanthropist who founded Bethune-Cookman College. …

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Women Making History

Throughout history, women have been tenacious in the struggle for equity in society, at home, and in the executive suite. Wherever injustice existed, you can bet that women were on the case to create change from the ground up, and it may not have happened quietly.  Since March of 1987, we have celebrated and honored …

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Tutwiler Community Education Center

The Tutwiler Community Education Center envisions a community working together that will enrich the lives of children and families. This vision and rich history will pull you into TCEC. For 34 years, the Tutwiler Community Education Center has been strengthening and enriching the lives of children and families by developing programs to address the needs …

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