Blog & Announcements

CFM Presents at the Second Annual Virtual Resource Conference for Early Childhood Professionals

The Children’s Foundation of Mississippi (CFM) will present alongside 30 other public health organizations and state agencies for a discussion on how early childhood professionals can acquire resources in order to further aid the children they serve.
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Warren County organizations: How CFM Blueprint can support our work with children

The Vicksburg Post spoke with staff from two organizations in Warren County about how the Blueprint can help support their work to improve children’s well-being. Vicksburg YMCA Afterschool and Summer Program Director Dana Tankersley believes that the initiatives laid out in the Blueprint can definitely make an impact in helping their program meet the needs […]
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New: Blueprint for Improving the Future of Mississippi’s Children

The Children’s Foundation of Mississippi is thrilled to release the Blueprint for Improving the Future of Mississippi’s Children, a data-driven roadmap toward a better future of all Mississippi’s children. This document is the CFM’s signature project and the result of extensive research and analysis, conducted by our team and graduate students from Harvard T.H. Chan […]
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Meet the Harvard Graduate Students Working with CFM in 2021

Since the summer of 2020, the Children’s Foundation of Mississippi has partnered with the T.H. Chan School of Public Health at Harvard University to provide graduate practicums and experiences. This year, the Children’s Foundation of Mississippi will serve as a virtual site for three students. We welcome Muksha Jingree, Himaja Nagireddy and Alyce Norcross. These […]
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Op-Ed: Risk & Reach Report Helps Mississippi Invest in Its Future

Darrin Webb, PhD, wrote the foreword to our 2021 Mississippi Risk & Reach Report. The Daily Journal published an Op-Ed adapted from that foreword, in which he writes: This report attempts to quantify the well-being (risks) of children as well as the availability of resources (reach) being provided. This data-driven assessment of the conditions on […]
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CFM Partners with Mississippi Commission on Children’s Justice

We are pleased to share that The Children’s Foundation of Mississippi is partnering with the Mississippi Commission on Children’s Justice to plan a convening of organizations across the state on resource mapping. Please stay tuned and let us know if you’re interested in being a part of this meeting by sending your contact information to info@childrensfoundationms.org. Originally […]
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Resources from Chat About Children Ep. 8

How can families teach their kids fire safety and prevent lead poisoning? What effects do secondhand smoke and vaping have on young people? Experts in fire safety, lung health, and lead poisoning prevention discuss these questions and more during Episode 8 of Chat About Children, “Critical Areas in Childhood Prevention: What Everyone Needs to Know.” […]
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County Profiles assign risk indicators in 16 areas of well-being

Download County Risk Profiles for each county in Mississippi, using data from Mississippi’s 2021 Risk & Reach Report. A risk indicator (1=low risk; 4=high risk) is assigned for each of 16 factors in these categories: Economic, Health, Education, and Family and Community. Each fact-sheet is a print-ready PDF.
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CFM report pinpoints areas where Mississippi children most need resources

The Children’s Foundation is pleased to release Mississippi’s Risk & Reach Report: Opportunities for Children, Youth and Communities, the first-ever report of its kind on the status of Mississippi’s approximately 771,800 children and youth. It identifies the needs (“risks”) of children and youth as well as the available opportunities (“reach”) in each of Mississippi’s 82 […]
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5th Annual MS Legislative Count Down Calendar Shared with Legislators

On the first day of the 2021 Mississippi legislative session, we were excited to place on the desk of each Mississippi legislator the 5th annual MS Legislative Count Down Calendar. The calendar provides a page for each day of the session with data and information that impact the children of Mississippi. Thank you to Senator […]
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