Founded in 1998 by three Teach for America alumni, the Sunflower County Freedom Project grew and demonstrated remarkable results, gaining the attention and interest of a group of community leaders in Meridian, Mississippi who were searching for opportunities to support and challenge the youth in their city. In 2014, the Meridian Freedom Project opened its doors to middle and high school students from Meridian Public Schools and paved the way for the second expansion site, the Rosedale Freedom Project, founded in 2015.
Founded in 2016, the Freedom Project Network was formed to support the work being done at each Freedom Project site. The Freedom Project Network is committed to:
-Building capacity for each Freedom Project site through coordinated fundraising and staff support.
-Encouraging and facilitating cooperation among Freedom Project affiliates.
-Strengthening the network with deliberate, thoughtful, and community-supported expansion.
The Freedom Project Network works with the Sunflower County Freedom Project, the RosedaleFreedom Project, and the Meridian Freedom Project.
Learn more about each of the Freedom Projects by clicking on the links below.
A warm hello to our esteemed members and friends. This edition of The Ally seeks to celebrate the rich tapestry that February brings by recognizing Black History Month and other notable events that shape this dynamic month.
Family Biz Builder (FBB) is a transformative force in Tunica County, Mississippi. Since 2014, FBB, a compassionate 501(c)(3) nonprofit youth training and development organization, has been the guiding light for countless low-income, at-risk children aged 5-17 and their families across Tunica, Coahoma, and Desoto Counties.
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Friends and Partners,
I’m grateful to be connected to you in this season of celebration and acknowledgment of Black history.