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 [...]

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 [...]