Welcome Tallahatchie County
It is with great pleasure that we welcome Tallahatchie County, Mississippi into the Excel By 5 family of communities who are making a difference for Mississippi’s youngest citizens. Excel By 5 has been working with several organizations in Tallahatchie County to organize and consider Excel By 5. A special thanks to the Rock River Foundation for their leadership in making this a reality.
The Rock River Foundation will serve as the Lead Support Partner and Fiscal Partner for this initiative.
Please join me in welcoming Tallahatchie County, Mississippi as our 32nd Excel By 5 Community.
Poplarville, MS becomes Excel By 5 Candidate Community
It is with great pleasure that we welcome Poplarville, Mississippi into the Excel By 5 family of communities who are making a difference for Mississippi’s youngest citizens. Over the past several months Excel By 5 staff have met with local officials and interested parties. A special thanks to Pearl River Community College and Mississippi Power for their leadership in organizing this effort.
The City of Poplarville will serve as the Lead Support Partner and the Pearl River Community College Development Foundation will serve as the Lead Fiscal Agent.
Please join me in welcoming Poplarville, Mississippi as our newest Excel By 5 Candidate Community.
Congratulation to Gulfport, MS
Congratulations to Gulfport, Mississippi on becoming Excel By 5's 18th Certified Early Childhood Community.
Over the past two years the Gulfport, Mississippi Excel By 5 Coalition, in partnership with the Gulfport School District, PreK4Ward, local child care providers, Head Start center, community businesses and city leaders have worked to meet the requirements to achieve certification. Excel By 5 staff conducted a final review in July 2014 and it is my pleasure to announce that Gulfport, Mississippi is a "Certified Early Childhood Community."
Please join me in congratulating the Cynthia Minton Walker, Certification Manager; Lisa Bradley-Palermo, Steering Committee Chairperson; and the entire Gulfport Excel By 5 Coalition for their success.