Serving with Mississippi College Corps
Mississippi College Corps, an AmeriCorps national service program that addresses problems related to education and opportunity throughout the state of Mississippi, is housed in the Center for Excellence in Literacy Instruction at the University of Mississippi. The program was started in 2010 by Dr. Stephen Monroe, a UM faculty member, and Hildreth Davis, an AmeriCorps VISTA in the College of Liberal Arts.
College Corps provides local schools, after school programs, and early childhood centers with approximately 120 minimum-time AmeriCorps members annually in a desire to cultivate a purposeful and intentional partnership between the university and the community. Our members are working toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed through intentional language, literacy, and social-emotional support for 3- and 4-year-old children by implementing the Jumpstart for Young Children program.
All members are placed at sites where they vow to offer 300 hours of consistent service throughout a year-long term. If successful, members are awarded an AmeriCorps Segal Education Award of over $1,300.