Project H.O.P.E. receives early childhood grant

Published 10:46 am Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Project H.O.P.E. Community Services, Inc. is one of nine communities to receive a $2,000 planning grant from Children’s Foundation of Mississippi to establish an Early Childhood Council in Jefferson Davis County. 

The Children’s Foundation of Mississippi is an independent operating foundation focused on improving the policies and systems that affect the well-being of children in our state. 

A signature project of CFM is the establishment and sustainability of Early Childhood Councils.

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These ECCs aim to unite community leaders from all sectors interested in improving conditions for children and families in their neighborhoods, cities, or counties.

“Project H.O.P.E. is thrilled to be a recipient of these funds and begin convening with those who are interested in being part of this work,” said representative Tunga Otis.

Others receiving the grant are Midtown Partners, Inc. and New Vineyard Community Development Center in Hinds County; City of Durant Excel by 5 in Holmes County; Columbia-Marion County Excel by 5 Coalitionin Marion County; Key Concepts, LLC. in Marshall County; Quitman County Arts Council in Quitman County and Vicksburg/Warren Excel by 5 in Warren County.