Coalition Members

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Community Health - Prevention Intervention Education and Research (CH PIER)

Community Health Prevention Intervention Education & Research or CH PIER is established to decrease the vicious cycle of chronic disease, obesity, unhealthy living, and the spread of STD’s and HIV/AIDS in low income communities.

Cedric Sturdevant, Executive Director


Delta Hands for Hope

To empower all children to have the education, leadership skills, and abilities to succeed.

As cliché as it may seem, the children are the future of Shaw. Delta Hands for Hope hopes that by working with children and youth, they may become well-educated, healthy, godly men and women that will give back and benefit their community.

Chiquikta Fountain, Executive Director

FABRIC, Incorporated

FABRIC, Incorporated is a registered 501(c)(3) and was established in April 2016. The organization is centrally located in the heart of the Mississippi Delta in Cleveland, Mississippi (Bolivar County) and the service population includes individuals & families, adults, youth, formerly incarcerated individuals, and economically distressed populations in 4 of the 18 counties in the Mississippi Delta. The Mississippi Delta, "the Delta", is in the northwest area of the state, is the poorest economic region of the state, and has the highest concentrations of African Americans throughout the communities

FABRIC is considered an emerging organization because the organization starts with the most valuable assets in the community: its people. Our work enhances the social fabric in the Delta through community outreach, education, leadership development and strengthening partnerships. The organization's success is contributed to the shared connections with people, organizations, foundations, and businesses that focus on improving the quality of life in rural communities.

L Nicole Stringfellow, Executive Director

Fair Family Foundation

Strengthening families of color through food, family, faith, and fellowship

The Fair Family Foundation is a Mississippi non profit corporation in good standing and awaiting federal 5013c status. Our vision is to strengthen families of color through food, family, faith, and fellowship. Our mission is to empower youth and young adults to utilize biblical principles to help them discover their purpose, foster healthy relationships with family and community, and develop life skills that will enable them to excel in today’s global workforce. The issues the organization seeks to address are: decreased access to fresh food, increased health disparities, few youth activities, unemployment, and poor quality of life.

Shirlaurence Fair, Executive Director

Gulf Coast Veterans Advocacy Council, Inc.

The mission of the Gulf Coast Veterans Advocacy Council, Inc. is to be a voice for all veterans concerning mental and physical health care, to advocate needed changes in the veteran health care system, and make recommendations to improve the quality of life for the veterans and their families.

Kenny Magee

Pine Grove Association

Working towards the improvement of quality of lives in Canton, Mississippi, Madison County and beyond for more than 26 years.

We recognize that our communities are the pillars of every society and our youth are at the beginning of it all. A healthy, well-rounded youth make an equally healthy, well-rounded society. With this approach, we can change a lot of things for youths and adults and for the world at large.

Pine Grove serves both groups of youth and adult causing tremendous transformations and development in their lives. We are impacting our community and the surrounding regions. We are also reaching the world.

Seeds of Empowerment

Boyle, MS

Candrese Jones, Executive Director

Together for Hope Arkansas - West Helena

Together For Hope Arkansas partners with churches and organizations both within and outside our community to create opportunities for young people to grow and succeed through leadership development, service, education, and enrichment.

Together for Hope Louisiana - Lake Providence

Together for Hope Louisiana is about establishing lasting relationships, listening, learning and walking alongside local leaders and residents. The hope is that these partnerships will be transforming for the local communities and the partnering congregations, organizations, and individuals who work in the focal counties.

While Together for Hope focuses on East Carroll Parish, as it's been named one of the most impoverished places in the country, our work also believes in the value of establishing partnerships with other organizations and individuals throughout the Louisiana and Mississippi Delta. Community development entails working together with concerned groups both within East Carroll and throughout the this wider Delta Region.

Rev. Larry Foy, Executive Director


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Strategic Regional Partnerships

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Arkansas
Dr. Ray Higgins, Executive Coordinator

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Louisiana
Kyle Kelley, Coordinator

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Mississippi
Rev. Dr. Jason Coker, Field Coordinator

American Heart Association
(Statewide Grant to increase SNAP benefits: Aug. 2020-Jan. 2022)
Kathryn Rhener-Sullivan
All 42 Counties of Persistent Rural Poverty in MS

National Baptist Churches of America, Inc.
Sam Tolbert
All overlapping counties and parishes in MS and LA

Hope Credit Union
Dee Jones
Currently Sunflower County MS, Bolivar County MS, Leflore County MS