The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi was born out of a cooperative project in 2000 to place an online computer in every DeSoto County public classroom. DeSoto became the first county in Mississippi to accomplish this goal as a pilot project for the state. Following this model, Mississippi became the first state in the nation with an online computer in every public school classroom. After this success, a local steering committee met for more than two years, and the Foundation was incorporated in January 2002 to serve eight counties: Coahoma, DeSoto, Marshall, Panola, Quitman, Tallahatchie, Tunica and Tate.
In a conversation with local civic and community leaders at the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi headquarters in Hernando, Dupree outlined ... "The Community Foundation helps grow...more
Basketball Hall of Famer and TV analyst Charles Barkley has donated a quarter million dollars toward educating high school students in Alabama and Mississippi about black history. According to the...more