$40,000 / 2010
1350 Livingston Lane, Suite 2C
Jackson, Mississippi 39211
Leroy Johnson, Executive Director
Created in 1989, Southern Echo is a statewide intergenerational, black-led organization that uses community organizing strategies, training, technical and legal assistance to build and support grassroots community organizations in Mississippi and the Southeastern region. Southern Echo and its partner community organizations undertake work to address issues such as the treatment of special needs students, dismantling the schoolhouse to jailhouse pipeline, creation of a state level Office of Dropout Prevention and school finance. Hazen’s $40,000 grant in 2010 will support Southern Echo’s statewide organizing efforts to dismantle race-based education disparities and to build the demand for sufficient resources to fully fund quality public education in the state of Mississippi.