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 of the community. TCEC began at the Tutwiler Clinic. In August of 1983, Sister Anne Brooks SNJM, D.O., and three other Catholic Sisters came to Tutwiler, MS, to reopen the Tutwiler Clinic. Dr. Brooks espoused a holistic approach to medicine. She believed that social and environmental problems were affecting the community. In September of 1987, Sister Maureen Delaney, SNJM, came from Oakland, California, to Tutwiler and joined Dr. Anne Brooks, D.O. at the Tutwiler Clinic and started the Outreach Program.
The Tutwiler Community Education Center was incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1987. An old building in downtown Tutwiler was purchased, reconstructed, and opened in June 1992 thanks to funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and generous donations from people all over the United States who learned about the Tutwiler Clinic through magazine articles and the September 1990 60 Minutes Program about Tutwiler.
Today, we offer an after-school program for youth ages 7-12, provide a safe haven for teens at Teen Night to express themselves, teach music lessons, feed senior citizens weekly, and offer work experience opportunities for local teens. We also support the award-winning Tutwiler Quilters Program. This Program helps African-American women in the Mississippi Delta area use their quilt-making skills to help support themselves and their families. The Tutwiler Community Education Center is a hidden treasure in the heart of the Mississippi Delta.
As we dive into the festive spirit of December, I’d like to take a moment to reflect over the extraordinary year the Mississippi Alliance of Nonprofits and Philanthropy has had. This year has been nothing short of remarkable, marked by many changes and firsts. As I reflect on the transformative journey of 2023, it is impossible not to acknowledge the exceptional foresight of our founder, Sammy Moon.
Hope Village for Children is an amazing nonprofit organization located in Meridian, MS.
The Mississippi Council on Developmental Disabilities (MSCDD) currently has a grant opportunity available for nonprofit, for-profit, education, or government organizations. Approximately $200,000 total funds are available to fund three or more projects. A Request for Proposals for one-year grants starting July 1, 2024 is available at www.mscdd.org. Proposals are due by noon on March 8, 2024.