Thursday, January 30, 2020
WHEF Hosts First Capitol Day
The Woodward Hines Education Foundation (WHEF) hosted our first Legislative Day at the Mississippi State Capitol in Jackson on Wednesday, January 29. WHEF staff and board members were present to discuss our mission and priorities, the work we are doing in the area of college access, as well as our grant making efforts. The purpose of the event was to introduce state leaders to the work of the foundation and to lift up the issues surrounding college access and success that impact the State of Mississippi.
We were joined by representatives from our grantee partner organizations including: Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Coahoma Community College, Itawamba Community College, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, the Northwest Mississippi Community Foundation, and the Mississippi Delta After-school Collaborative (MiDAC). These organizations were able to showcase the impact of their work on the lives of Mississippi students and families.