What We Provide

Resource Generation

We have generated 2.5 million dollars in covid rapid response to communities across the Gulf South. We supported the distribution of 3 million plus in strategic support to communities across the Deep South.

Cultural Strategy Development

We support the development of the 1) MS Food Justice Collaborative and the MS Food Systems Fellowship cultural strategies 2) Another Gulf Is Possible’s cultural strategy for the Gulf South and Global South just transitions and 3) Center for Livable Future’s food policy network racial equity strategy 4) Footprint Farms’ cultural strategy.

Data Science

We provided data visualization and civic engagement mapping support to the Winter Institute. We provide data visualization support to municipalities through our partnership with National League of Cities.

Economic Development

We provided support to NCAT Gulf States in the coastal community economic development project. We partner with Delta Commons in their community economic development work in the Delta regions of MS and AR.

We have developed the Southern Economic Corridor framework through which we are developing partnerships across the southern cities to engage in cultural arts and economic development.

Narrative Change

We partner with Red Squared in executive producing the documentary, “Promised Land: A Story About MoundBayou”

We partner with the City of Birmingham in the Southern Futures Project documentary production, “The South Got Somethin To Say”

Relationship Building

We support the strengthening of partner relationships within the MS Food Justice Collaborative, and engage in building, sustaining relationships within the MS Food Systems Fellowship and the development of the Center for MS Food Systems.

We engaged in strengthening indigenous, black and brown relationships across the state and the Gulf South through Another Gulf Is Possible.

We deepen relationships with partners across AL, MS, GA and LA through the Deep South Solidarity Fund.

Capacity Building

We are engaged in building the capacity of Food Systems thinkers across the Delta, Choctaw, Coastal and Central MS regions.

Equitable & Just Policy

Through our partnership with Johns Hopkins University’s Center for a Livable Future-Community of Learning and Practice project, we are developing 30 food policy advocates and leaders in 15 cities across the country.

Leadership Development

Through our Gulf South Media Institute and partnership with FLEET Creative, we are invested in resourcing and nurturing the growth of leaders in the arts and cultural world.