The Empowerment Project is a political initiative that focuses on empowering women and promoting strong families in Mississippi. Through this project, we strive to provide families with the resources and opportunities they need to improve their skills, educate themselves, and grow. To achieve this, we develop and implement community outreach programs, such as social and community awareness initiatives. We also collaborate with local civic and community organizations to create programs that support their mission and enhance social capacity in the communities we serve.
In addition, we are working to build strong partnerships that will help us better understand our customers' and communities' needs. The Center for Government and Community Development (GCD) is a unit of the Mississippi State University Extension Service, which is part of the Division of Agriculture, Forestry, and Veterinary Medicine of Mississippi State University. Mississippi Power assists communities in developing leadership and social capacity to support planned development and a better quality of life. The Global Community Services Grant (CSBG) is funded by the Office of Community Services of the Department of Health and Human Services, which provides funding through the Community Services Division of the Mississippi Department of Human Services to reduce poverty in communities.
The center's activities help the university form strong partnerships with agencies, institutions, organizations, and foundations that share a commitment to improving the well-being of Mississippi communities and the work of local government officials. The center's staff designs and delivers educational programs, training activities, information, and technical assistance in response to the priority economic and community development needs of Mississippi communities and their citizens.