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 [...]

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 [...]

Mississippi’s Woodward Hines Education Foundation (WHEF) and Achieving the Dream (ATD), a national nonprofit focused on increasing community college student success, have announced a new partnership that will enable two Mississippi community colleges to join the Achieving the Dream. Specifically, WHEF has awarded a four-year grant of [...]

In June of 2016, the Kresge Foundation issued a $1.6 million national challenge grant to strengthen urban higher education ecosystems by raising FAFSA completion rates among high school seniors in cities across the country. Jackson was one of only 22 cities in the country to receive the grant, which challenged those cities to increase FAF [...]