Higher Purpose Co (HPC). is a 501c3 economic justice nonprofit based in Clarksdale, Mississippi.
Ryne S. Gipson, Sr.
Communications & Development Coordinator
Capital Access Coordinator
Dr. Sondra Collins
Senior Economist - University Research Center Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning
Vice President Community Outreach & Mortgage Resource Officer - Renasant Bank
Dr. Temika Simmons
Director of the Local Government Leadership Institute
CEO of Student Athletes Unite
DeWayne Hopson, Jr.
Attorney at Hopson Law Firm
Build community wealth with Black residents in Mississippi by supporting the ownership of financial, cultural, and political power
We build community wealth by focusing on business development, strategic real estate investing, and social enterprise initiatives.
Integrity • Equity • Teamwork
Innovation • Growth
Higher Purpose Co mission is to build community wealth with Black residents in Mississippi by supporting the ownership of financial, cultural, and political power. Our theory of change is anchored by an integrated model: asset building, narrative change, and advocacy.
Solutions-based organizing and community wealth building amplify our theory of change to unapologetically tackle generational poverty, structured inequality, and institutionalized racism in the state of Mississippi
HPC provides education, access to capital, and support services to Black entrepreneurs, homeowners, and landowners.
HPC narrative change efforts focuses on publishing articles, documenting oral history, and producing positive storytelling content.
HPC advocates for better economic justice policies to improve the quality of life for Black residents by implementing digital organizing, community based research, and policy education.
Since 2017, HPC has provided entrepreneurship and community education to over 700 residents, created/expanded 15 businesses, and deployed almost $51,000 in affordable capital.
HPC is currently providing business support to over 50 Black entrepreneurs across Mississippi. Majority of HPC members identify as Black women.