CO FOUNDERS HELEN JOHNSON & ELLEN REDDY
NJFC's Youth Leadership & Development Program fosters the development of civic engagement, policy analysis, and student leadership opportunities at both the school and community level. The training program builds the capacity of young people to understand and use their collective power to impact policy formation and develop leadership skills directly related to the social justice movement issues.
The Scholars of Peace program is Nollie’s Community Service Learning for Social Change action research project. It is designed to promote positive socio-economic change in Holmes County, MS by engaging 4th - 12th-grade students, their parents, and schools in learning activities, community-based service-learning placement experiences, and special student-designed projects that resolve conflicts & address social and environmental needs as specified by community-based organizations.
Our organization prides itself in creating "safe spaces" for young girls to gather, discuss, and engage in conversations about self-esteem, personal goals, life in general, and many other topics that include activities critical to growing, building, and sustaining spiritually, physically and emotionally strong young ladies of the future.
Parent Education Training & Support, PETS, provides education, training, and support to Holmes County parents to help them better understand and access education services for children at both the local district and state level. We work to enhance the capacity of parents to work in support of each other, to hold the local school board accountable to the formation and adoption of family-centered education policies, to hold school personnel accountable for implementing practices and policies that support the effective development of children and youth.
Our Reading Program serves children and youth ranging from pre-school aged to 15-years-old. It is a cooperative learning environment in which young children read and are read to by older students. Children read for comprehension and to develop a love for reading. Children learn to read & read to learn. Special consideration is given to ensure that participants develop skills in paying attention, focusing, following directions, taking turns, and social etiquette.
This Family-Generated Anti-Violence Initiative of members will serve in an advisory capacity to help the Center develop policies, procedures and plan programs that will reduce increasing violence inside homes, schools, and communities and to establish a need for a domestic violence shelter in Holmes County.
NJFC works with local law enforcement to take in women & families who need a safe space to live and heal until permanent housing and financial support is acquired
MS COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (MCADV)
"EVERY 1 KNOWS SOME 1"
Mark Your Calendar to Participate in Upcoming DVAM Week of Action Days!
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) Day of Giving. Using the hashtag #GiveForDV, we urge you to support our cause by committing to give $10 or more to support those impacted by domestic violence in our state. You can also sh
Annually in October, we honor victims and survivors of Domestic Violence through our Family Generated Anti-Violence Initiative (FGAVI) by:
1. Educating and bringing awareness around the dangers of Domestic Violence and Intimate Partner Violence
2. Reduce incidences of increasing violence
Domestic Violence is a Pattern of behavior used to establish Power and Control over another person through fear and intimidation, often including the threat or use of violence
October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Sacred Soil Projects is an initiative of Nollie Jenkins Family Center that examines the past, present, and future of the African American agricultural experience through oral history documentaries (.c.f., "Sacred Soil"), along with ongoing programing to aide in the expansion and sustainability of this experience.
Our Goal: To educate, inform, and make a change!
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25 Glendale Street Durant, MS 39063
09:00 am – 05:00 pm