A Community Advocate
It’s no secret that black people fall systemically behind their counterparts economically, educationally, and socially.
That’s why HPC is a consistent advocate for economic balance and policies that improve the quality of life for Black residents.
Digital Organizing. Community-Based Research. Policy Education.
We don’t play a guessing game when it comes to the needs of our communities. Through community-based research and grassroots efforts, HPC understands where our communities excel and where they are being left behind.
Resources that Support Black Ownership
We know that black businesses need mentorship and programming that fosters a sense of community. We also know that they need more tangible support, like funding and space to house their businesses, to maximize their success.
- Here are a few HPC success stories.
Dr. Mary Williams is a nurse practitioner who wanted to set up a health clinic in Clarksdale. The nearest hospital is a 45-minute drive away. Though Williams had raised seed money, no bank would give her a loan. Our nonprofit matched her monies with a CDFI. As a result, the Urgent & Primary Care Clinic of Clarksdale now exists. That facility has played a critical role in serving our community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Trent Calvin Photography was incubated during our Delta Creative Business Challenge in 2018. Calvin has since opened a photography studio in downtown Clarksdale and secured contracts with schools and colleges. He has also provided photography for Higher Purpose Co.
Kenesha Lewis, a 30-year-old Black woman from Greenville, MS - which is 72 miles from Clarksdale - started a smoothie business out of her home. With assistance from our nonprofit, she was able to get a loan to finance a storefront in 2020. Now Lewis and her husband, Jason, operate Kay’s Kute Fruit.
Ready for the Next Level?
If you’re an entrepreneur who is looking for support and resources, inquire about membership within Higher Purpose Co.
P.O. Box 2148
130 Desoto Ave | Suite 10
Clarksdale, MS 38614
Jackson Medical Mall
350 W. Woodrow Wilson, Ave, Ste. #480
Jackson, MS. 39213