Moving from Talk to Action:
Resource and Community Forum

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Date:  Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Time:  9:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. CT
Location: Jacob Conference Center, Ewing Hall
Delta State University
Highway 8 West
Cleveland, Miss. 38733 (map it)

Throughout the years, we've heard a lot about issues and problems affecting Mississippians: poor education, lack of job skills, generational poverty. The list goes on. This special event will highlight resources and programs to help Mississippi stakeholders make the move from talk to action to tackle issues affecting residents' quality of life. The event also will offer opportunities for stakeholders to work with other organizations to achieve results more efficiently.

Representatives from the following organizations will be available:

  • Center for Asset Development (CAD) – CAD seeks to change the economic landscape of Mississippi, addressing issues such as health care, access to job opportunities, training, community involvement and policy change. CAD also assists partners on policy reform, developing new programs to target marginalized communities and actively engage more consumers.
  • Center for Household Financial Stability – The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis' Center for Household Financial Stability was launched to research and strengthen the balance sheets of struggling American families. A basic premise of the center is that families improve their financial stability through broad-based economic growth, higher net household incomes and, especially, stronger balance sheets. Financially stable families face less economic risk and more economic mobility within and across generations. As financially healthy families spend, save and invest more, the national economy grows, too.
  • Hope Policy Institute – Over a quarter of the nation's counties and parishes with high rates of persistent poverty are located in the Midsouth states of Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. In addition to the high levels of poverty, residents fare poorly in the areas of health, education, jobs and access to banking. To encourage investment in persistent poverty places, the institute has published a series of maps that illustrate the relationship between persistent poverty and a number of other indicators of economic distress.

A panel discussion will explore information about education, health care, household financial stability and funding in Mississippi.

Lunch will be provided. The event is free; however, registration is required by Wednesday, March 9, as space is limited.

For more information, please contact Teresa Cheeks Wilson at 901-531-5109 or