“You all can set the bar and be role model for state of Mississippi,” Woodward Hines President and CEO Jim McHale said to a crowd of nearly 300 leaders and community members of Northeast Mississippi. ”Be somebody who changes the odds for all of Mississippians.” The CREATE Foundation Commission gathered leaders and members from [...]

The following content was published and distributed by MDC, a nonprofit based in Durham, North Carolina, with its mission to help communities, organizations, and leaders close the gaps that separate people from opportunity. To read the full report, visit or download the Executive Summary. State of the South: Recoverin [...]

Springboard to Opportunities is partnering with Hope Enterprise Corporation Hope Credit Union, and Woodward Hines to host the 3rd Annual Run for Our Community 5K on Saturday, April 22, 2017. The race is set to kick off at 9:00 am at Dawson Elementary School with registration beginning at 8:00 am. The money raised by the event will serve a [...]

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Woodward Hines Education Foundation founder Jack Woodward on February 23, 2018. Read on for Mr. Woodward’s legacy, his obituary, and remembrances from our leadership.   “Mr. Woodward’s shared vision with Herman Hines drove the creation of the Mississippi Higher E [...]

Eight Mississippi public high schools and the Woodward Hines Education Foundation's (WHEF) flagship program, Get2College, have been selected for a 2018 Governor’s Award for Outstanding School-Community Partnership by the Mississippi Association of Partners in Education (MAPE). MAPE will hosted a luncheon on Feb. 27 at the Hilton of Jack [...]