Note from the Associate Director

Recently, I was having a conversation with one of our philanthropic member organization directors and remarked to him how thrilled I was to learn of his family’s contribution to Meridian, MS. His grandfather owned and operated the E.F. Young Hotel which was a place that black travelers could find quality lodging during the years of […]

Member Spotlights: Northeast MS Habitat for Humanity

For the last two years, I have had the privilege of doing the most purposeful and fulfilling work by helping families help themselves. Our affiliate, Northeast Mississippi Habitat for Humanity, is small but mighty. We’re about helping families in Lee County, Mississippi build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter.Currently, we’re working with five families helping […]

Member Spotlights: Gulf Coast Community Foundation

Before Christmas, one of our local media partners stopped by the Gulf Coast Community Foundation to give poinsettias to our staff members. She brought her eight-year-old daughter along to help, and as they gave me the poinsettia, she told her daughter, “Look! It’s a woman CEO!” She looked at me and explained that they’d been […]

Member Spotlights: Mississippi Delta Academies

Founded in 2018 with a vision to create high performing public charter schools across the MS Delta, MS Delta Academies is the non-profit that operates Leflore Legacy Academy Public Charter School. Leflore Legacy serves as the foundation for this vision and opened its doors virtually (during the height of the global pandemic) in the fall […]

March 8 ~ International Women’s Day

What is International Women’s Day (IWD)? Wednesday, March 8 is International Women’s Day, an annual celebration across the world that honors the achievements and contributions of women, while challenging the discrimination and oppression they continue to face. This holiday aims to honor the impact of women worldwide and encourages people to challenge gender stereotypes, discrimination, […]

Continuing the Momentum of Progress

What are some good quotes for IWD and this month? Sharing a quote is a simple way to preserve women’s history and continue the momentum of progress for women everywhere.  Before you share, be sure to understand the context and purpose of what was said, and make sure you’re using those quotes in a way […]

Staff Tributes

In celebration of March’s theme for the month ‘Women in History’, when asked to reflect on who the most influential woman/women have been in their lives, this is what the Alliance staff had to share: Sandra JohnsonExecutive Coordinator“The woman who had the most impact on my life was my mother, Ernestine Johnson. She became the […]

Making Their Mark: Mississippi Women Leading the Way

From sports to entertainment, civil activists to authors, chefs to restauranteurs, there is no way to list all the women from Mississippi who have made, and continue to make, their mark in history.   Many are featured in the Mississippi Tour Guide, which by the way is a great resource in general, and also includes information […]