United Way of South Mississippi awards 11 grants

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United Way of South Mississippi has awarded nearly a dozen community impact grants totaling $650,000 to local organizations today.

The grants are funded through workplace campaigns like Hancock Whitney Bank, who raised more than $50,000 through last year’s efforts.

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Here is the full list of groups who were awarded grants:

  • Boys & Girls Club of the Gulf Coast – Project Learn, which offers educational enhancement programs for economically disadvantaged students in Pre-K through the third grade;
  • CASA of Hancock County – Family Advocacy Collaborative, which provides advocacy services to children with an intentional focus on emotional advocacy;
  • Catholic Charities of South Mississippi, which will provide case management and community outreach services for individuals seeking assistance;
  • Feeding the Gulf Coast – Mobile Pantry Program, which will allow for 30 mobile pantry distributions within the four counties;
  • Gulf Coast Center for Nonviolence – Children’s Program, which helps children who have been exposed to violence achieve developmental milestones in school readiness;
  • Hancock County Human Resources Agency – Early Childhood Programs, which provides childcare and early childhood learning services to children of families with low income;
  • Hancock Resource Center – Navigator Program, which works with the Hancock County Youth Court and related agencies to provide case management for families in crisis;
  • Lynn Meadows Discovery Center – SMARTIES, which helps students from low socioeconomic backgrounds develop literacy through STEM education;
  • Manna Ministries – Head & Heart Program, which provides students who struggle with reading in grades 1-3 with additional grade-level reading resources;
  • Moore Community House – Early Head Start Program, which provides early childhood learning services to at-risk children and families;
  • The Nourishing Place – ENHANCE After School Tutoring Program, which offers group tutoring and transportation services to poor or at-risk students.