Stories

Mississippi

  • Search Begins for New Program Director

    The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation seeks a highly collaborative, discerning, mission-driven and experienced grantmaker committed to taking on entrenched challenges and structural inequalities for its next Program Director. With its mission of helping people and places move out of poverty and achieve greater social and economic justice, the Foundation is often described as a pioneer...

  • Babcock Foundation Welcomes New Associate Network Officer

    The board and staff of the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation are pleased to introduce our new associate network officer, Reggie Weaver.
    Weaver comes to us from Common Cause, where he served as an organizer in North Carolina’s Triad region. His work focused on expanding the electorate in black and brown communities through get-out-the-vote campaigns, election protection and...
  • Using All Our Tools to Advance Equity in the South and Beyond

    While potential is universal, opportunity is not. In the American South, where the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation works, slavery, segregation and a host of laws, policies and practices have entrenched white supremacy, delivering enormous advantages to whites and pervasive disadvantages to people of color....

  • Change and Opportunity

    From our board leadership to our staff structure, this year brings significant changes to the Foundation, though many important things will remain the same, including our mission, values, and commitment to racial equity and to the people and organizations that make the South better each day....

  • Reasons to celebrate 2018

    We won’t sugarcoat it: 2018 was a tough year. The words of abolitionist Frederick Douglass frequently came to mind: “This struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, and it may be both moral and physical, but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never...

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