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Scholar-in-Residence Job Opening

The Children’s Foundation of Mississippi (CFM) is seeking a highly qualified, experienced professional for a Scholar-in-Residence (SIR) position.  This position is a time-limited position funded by the Preschool Development Grant Birth-5 (PDG).  The overall goal of the SIR is to provide consultation on improving systems on behalf of Mississippi’s young children by making a substantive …

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Sustainability Coordinator/Contractor

The Children’s Foundation is seeking a part-time contractor responsible for assessing, evaluating, and providing feedback for potential areas of opportunity for sustainability beyond the PDG-5 renewal grant. This position is contingent upon grant funding. If you would like to apply, please  email a cover letter, resume and 3 references to info@childrensfoundationms.org. Responsibilities Requirements Compensation:  This will …

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Disaster Relief Info

We are heartbroken over the storms that have uprooted so many communities and families in the state of Mississippi. For those looking to assist with disaster relief efforts or need assistance themselves, please see the organizations and resources below: Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service United Way of West Central Mississippi FEMA …

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We’re hiring!

The Children’s Foundation of Mississippi is hiring for multiple positions. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to info@childrensfoundationms.org. Browse below to learn more about our openings!
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2023 Black History Month Resources

February is Black History Month, a month dedicated to celebrating the contributions of African Americans in the United States. While Mississippi is home to some of the most well-known civil rights activists and events in our country, we are also the birthplace of innumerable black artists, musicians, actors, educators, athletes, authors, and others who have …

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Child Safety and Protection Month

November is Child Safety and Protection Month! CSAPM was established to raise awareness about the potential dangers that children face daily. The CDC notes that an estimated 9.2 million children annually had an initial emergency department visit for an unintentional injury. Furthermore, on average, 12,175 children 0 to 19 years of age die each year …

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Halloween Safety Tips

The holiday season is upon us! For those who celebrate, Halloween is a night filled with creativity, fun, too many sweets, and perhaps a bit of stress. It’s important to remember that the quality time spent with your children is incredibly important to their healthy development, and Halloween night is an excellent time for family …

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2023 Halloween Events

Check out these family-friendly Halloween events throughout the state! Click on the individual, hyperlinked event names to be directed to their sites for more information (location, cost, etc.) Happy Halloween! Organization/Event Name Location Date/Time Trunk or Treat and Movie at the Park Ridgeland, MS Thursday, October 27, 6-8 pm Halloween Spooktacular Safestop Oxford, MS Friday, …

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World Mental Health Month

October is World Mental Health Month, and October 10 was recognized as World Mental Health Day. WMH Day is a day rooted in mental health education, awareness, and advocacy to battle social stigma. WMHD was first celebrated in 1992 as a result of the World Federation for Mental Health–every year since 1994 has had a …

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Early Childhood Council Planning Grant Award Announcement

As a follow-up to the “Untapped Potential: How Childcare and Early Education Impacts Mississippi’s State Economy” Summit held in March 2022, the Children’s Foundation of Mississippi announced planning grant opportunities for community based Early Childhood Councils.  We are thrilled to announce the following recipients of these planning grants: Oakland Area Chamber of Commerce, Columbus Mayor’s …

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