Higher Purpose Co (HPC). is a 501c3 economic justice nonprofit based in Clarksdale, Mississippi.

Staff

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Tim Lampkin

Chief Executive Officer

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Ryne S. Gipson, Sr.

Chief Operating Officer

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Leonette Henderson

Director of Development & Partnerships

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Jarquita Brown

Communications & Development Coordinator


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Ivory Cancer

Creative Director


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Angela Williams

Community Wealth Coordinator

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Constance Brown

Capital Access Coordinator


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Breeanna Thornton

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Board of Directors

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Dr. Sondra Collins

Senior Economist - University Research Center Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning


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Pamela Hadley

Vice President Community Outreach & Mortgage Resource Officer - Renasant Bank


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Dr. Temika Simmons

Director of the Local Government Leadership Institute


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Krystal Beachum

CEO of Student Athletes Unite


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DeWayne Hopson, Jr.

Attorney at Hopson Law Firm





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Mission

Build community wealth with Black residents in Mississippi by supporting the ownership of financial, cultural, and political power



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What We Do

We build community wealth by focusing on business development, strategic real estate investing, and social enterprise initiatives.



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Values

Integrity • Equity • Teamwork
Innovation • Growth


Our Model

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



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Asset Building


HPC provides education, access to capital, and support services to Black entrepreneurs, homeowners, and landowners.




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Narrative Change


HPC narrative change efforts focuses on publishing articles, documenting oral history, and producing positive storytelling content.




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Advocacy


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.



Programs

Our Partners


Impact


Since 2016, HPC has provided entrepreneurship and community education to over 700 residents, created/expanded 15 businesses, and have helped financial institutions deploy 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.

National organizations such as the Federal Reserve Bank, Aspen Institute, ArtPlace America, and the National Rural Assembly have highlighted HPC’s work.


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Mailing Address

P.O. Box 2148 | Clarksdale, MS 38614
[P] 662.592.5262

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