In order to increase the number of students going to, persisting and completing college, the Get2College Pilot School Program is designed to use nationally identified best practices and benchmarks from the National College Access Network (NCAN). Researchers at the Mississippi State University Social Science Research Center are working t [...]

Half of all students who enter post-secondary education earn a degree and students who don't complete are more likely to default on loans. These short informative videos are a quick way to learn more about the higher education landscape. They also offer possible solutions to the higher ed completion crisis in this country. Click here [...]

WHEF staff members shared a special Christmas luncheon with Mrs. Nelda Woodward, wife of WHEF co-founder Jack Woodward. In addition to a few hours of fellowship, Mrs. Woodward shared some special words about Jack's legacy, that lives on in the work of the Foundation. [...]

Earlier this month, WHEF welcomed new Jackson Public School District Superintendent Dr. Errick Greene to Mississippi. Dr. Greene took the helm of the JPS system on October 1. JPS is the second largest district in Mississippi, serving 24,000 students in 54 schools. During the meeting, we shared an overview of the mission, vision, and [...]

“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 [...]