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University of Mississippi

Partner Directory

Community Organizing and Civic Life

 

Chamber of Commerce

The mission of the Chamber of Commerce is to undertake those programs and projects which improve the quality of life for our area. By seeking a positive business climate conducive to growth of our private enterprise system, raising per capita income and providing strong financial, physical and human resources, we create a better life for all of our citizens.

 

Website: https://oxfordms.com/chamber-of-commerce/

Email: info@oxfordms.com

Phone: (662) 234-4651

Address: 299 West Jackson Ave., Oxford, MS 38655

 

Stronger Together Oxford

Formerly known as RSVP, Stronger Together Oxford is a community volunteer hub which connects volunteers with various organizations in Oxford for volunteer opportunities both event specific and/or ongoing.

 

Website: https://rsvpoxfordms.com/

Email: mcarpenter@strongertogetheroxford.com

Phone: (662) 232-2377

Address: 1308 North Lamar Blvd, Suite 4, Oxford, MS 38655

 

United Way of Oxford-Lafayette County

Since its inception, the United Way of Oxford-Lafayette County has promoted the wellbeing of the Lafayette-Oxford-University (LOU) community through giving, volunteerism, and advocacy. Originally incorporated as the United Fund in 1970, the UWOLC joined the United Way network in 1975 and has served as a unifying force by bringing individuals, organizations, businesses, and public entities together to make a meaningful difference.

 

The UWOLC has raised and invested millions of dollars in the LOU community by supporting dozens of organizations that work hand in hand to meet the needs of Lafayette County residents. The UWOLC has also developed and coordinated community coalitions to prevent as well as respond to substantial issues throughout Oxford and Lafayette County. By promoting giving, advocacy, and volunteerism through its many partnerships, the UWOLC makes a significant impact in the lives of local residents on a daily basis.

 

Website: https://www.unitedwayoxfordms.org/

Email: info@unitedwayoxfordms.org

Phone: (662) 236-4265

Address: 440 N. Lamar Blvd., Suite 5, Oxford, MS 38655

 

Visit Oxford

Visit Oxford is a publicly funded department of the City of Oxford which exists to market tourism to the City of Oxford for the economic benefit of the community. They work closely with community partners to encourage new ideas/events to become reality. These events generate tourism for the Oxford community which in turn helps to boost local revenue, create jobs, and develop local infrastructure. Visit Oxford has a community grants program to fund events happening in and around Oxford that are focused on bringing visitors into Oxford.

 

Get Involved: The two largest events Visit Oxford organizes every year are Holly Jolly Holidays in early December and the Double Decker Arts Festival in April. They always need volunteers for these events and sometimes for others throughout the year.

 

Website: https://visitoxfordms.com/

Email: tourism@visitoxfordms.com

Phone: (662) 232-2477

Address: 1013 Jackson Avenue East, Oxford, MS 38655

Diversity & Culture:

 

The Alluvial Collective

The Alluvial Collective envisions a world where people honestly engage with history in order to live more truthfully in the present, where the inequities of the past no longer dictate the possibilities of the future.

 

We envision a world where people of all identities are treated equitably, where equality of and access to opportunity are available and valued by all, where healing and reconciliation are commonplace, and where social, economic, and environmental justice are upheld and honored. We believe that we must set the intention and act with purpose to make this vision a reality.

 

Website: https://alluvialcollective.org/

Email: info@alluvialcollective.org

Phone: (601) 557-0056

Address: P.O. Box 99, Jackson, MS 39205

 

First Regional Library (Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library)

First Regional Library is a five-county public library cooperative with fourteen branches located in Northern Mississippi. The Region was formed among DeSoto, Tate, Panola and Lafayette counties in 1950.  Tunica County joined the System in 1968.  The regional headquarters is located inside the branch in Hernando, MS, located about 20 miles south of Memphis, Tennessee.

 

Website: https://firstregional.org/

Email: oxf@firstregional.org

Phone: (662) 234-5751

Address: 401 Bramlett Blvd., Oxford, MS 38655

 

North MS Rural Legal Services

NMRLS provides attorney representation and advocacy to ensure equal access to Justice for the most vulnerable members of our society.

 

Through constant training, self analysis, and community involvement, we provide to eligible people, the highest quality of legal and technical assistance, which improves the daily quality of life, while contributing to the attainment of social, economic, and legal equality.

 

Website: https://nmrls.com/

Email: 

Phone: (662) 234-2918 or TOLL FREE 1-800-559-5074

Address: 5 County Road 1014, Oxford, MS 38655

 

OxFilm

OxFilm celebrates the art of independent cinema. Through year-round programming, the non-profit film organization works to encourage filmmaking in Oxford and north Mississippi as part of the global film community, while cultivating audience appreciation of cinema through screenings, workshops and educational programs that culminate in the annual Oxford Film Festival.

 

Website: https://www.ox-film.com/

Email: volunteer@oxfordfilmfest.com

Phone: (877) 560-3456

Address: 9 Industrial Park Drive, Suite 152, Oxford, MS 38655

 

Quasar Writing & Arts

Writing & arts community showcasing creatives in Oxford, MS.

 

Website: https://quasararts.org/

Instagram: quasar.arts

Email: quasarcommunity@gmail.com

 

Yoknapatawpha Arts Council

Founded in 1975 the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council remains committed to a diverse offering of artistic and cultural opportunities. Each year, YAC creates and delivers an exciting package of projects, programs and good works in the spirit of its mission to the community. Each year the staff, the board and volunteers work to present over 300 days of art programs ranging from students programs, exhibits by emerging artists, live theatre productions, concerts, classes, and independent film screenings.

 

The Arts Council assists over 20 various groups each year. This is possible only through the support of individuals and businesses. The membership drive is one of the key fundraising tools that enable us to present free art camps for children in the summer, concerts in the Grove, live music at The Powerhouse, a rotating schedule of free art exhibits, to acquiring all equipment to present live productions by Theatre Oxford, Leda Swan and others at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center.

 

Website: https://oxfordarts.com/

Email: https://oxfordarts.com/contact

Phone: (662) 236-6429

Address: 413 South 14th Street, Oxford, MS 38655

Education and Youth Development

 

Boys & Girls Club of North Mississippi

The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of North Mississippi is to inspire and enable all young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens utilizing core programs and partnerships that focus on academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles.

 

Get Involved: During the academic year, give them a call between the hours of 2 pm and 5 pm to learn more about how to start volunteering.

 

Website: https://www.unitedwayoxfordms.org/bgcnms

Email: kwilson@bgcnms.org

Phone: (662) 832-0602

Address: 413 Washington Ave., Oxford, MS 38655

 

Gordon Community & Cultural Center

Gordon Community & Cultural Center, Inc. serves the citizens of Lafayette County by providing educational programs for youth in the form of its Abbeville School Educational Summer Enrichment Camp and for adults by providing legal clinics, job opportunities, and career development through the 20/20 Vision Trade School. The United Way of Oxford & Lafayette County helps fund the aforementioned summer camp, which seeks to prevent summer learning loss among rising first through sixth graders with a curriculum that includes language, reading comprehension, math, physical education, nutrition, and financial literacy.

 

Website: https://www.unitedwayoxfordms.org/gordon-center

Email: jfclegal@bellsouth.net

Phone: (662) 380-0662

Address: Abbeville, MS

 

Lafayette County Literacy Council

Our mission is to improve the quality of life in Oxford and Lafayette County through literacy and reading. The Council’s four priorities are to provide professionally developed and administered literacy education programs, promote a love of reading to children and families, serve as a literacy resource and information clearinghouse for the community and become an excellent organization with which to work and volunteer.

 

Get Involved: There are two volunteer opportunities for students to volunteer with LCLC, one is as an event volunteer (2-5 hours of service at a specific event, activity, or fundraiser), and the other is as an ABLE volunteer coach. ABLE Coaches work one-on-one with local adult learners who want to improve their literacy, gain life skills, or earn their GED. ABLE Coaches devote a minimum of 2 hours per week for 6 months to help adults improve their quality of life.

 

Event Volunteer Application

ABLE Volunteer Coach Application

 

Website: https://www.lafayetteliteracy.org/

Email: lafayetteliteracy@gmail.com

Phone: (662) 234-4234

Address: PO Box 3177, Oxford, MS 38655

 

Leap Frog

Since starting as a local mission for an Oxford church in 1990, the Leap Frog program has provided free after-school literacy tutoring and mentoring for elementary students. Leap Frog prepares students for the future by utilizing resources in the Lafayette-Oxford-University (LOU) communities to offer diverse learning opportunities in reading for early elementary students to become confident lifelong learners.

 

Website: https://theleapfrogprogram.org/

Email: leapfrogdirector@gmail.com

Phone: (662) 801-9698

Address: ​​1637 Highway 30 East, Oxford, MS, 38655

 

LOU Reads

Too many children lack the reading skills needed to succeed in school and in life. Local organizations, such as those participating in L.O.U. Reads, and national partners, such as those engaged with the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, are working to ensure that all children in our country, regardless of race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status, are proficient readers by the end of third grade.

 

Website: https://www.loureads.org/

Email: LOUReads38655@gmail.com

Phone: (662) 234-3541, ext. 71434

Address: 224 Bramlett Blvd, Oxford, MS 38655

 

Mississippi Coats 4 Kids

Mississippi Coats 4 Kidz believes that no child should go without a coat, during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. The impact of our efforts go far beyond filling a physical need, affecting the children’s schoolwork, education, health and emotional wellbeing. We address a basic need that has overarching impacts on the children we serve. While few would argue that warm clothing is a basic physical necessity, what many don’t consider is the detrimental effects children experience in multiple areas of their life when they lack warm winter clothing.

 

Website: https://mymississippicoats4kidz.org/

Email: mscoats4kidz@gmail.com

Phone: (314) 749-6011

Address: Batesville, MS

 

Oxford YMCA

We put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Increase energy, decrease stress, prevent illness, maintain a healthy weight, find personal balance, and enjoy quality time with family and friends… at the Y! We combine spirit, mind, and body in an integrated approach to well-being that goes beyond just fitness.

 

Website: https://www.ymcamemphis.org/locations/oxford-ymca/oxford-ymca/

Email: monique.bush@ymcamemphis.org

Phone: (662) 371-1500 ext. 303

Address: 703 North Lamar Blvd., Oxford, MS 38655

 

Environment & Sustainability

 

9 Lives Cat Rescue

The no-kill 9 Lives Cat Rescue Group is a welcoming place for cats and the people who love them. Since its foundation in 2006, it has provided care and compassion to stray and surrendered animals in Lafayette, MS and surrounding areas. We spay and neuter all of the cats that come through our group before they leave us for new homes. We also are involved in community outreach to help educate the community on the importance of vaccinating, spaying and neutering their pets.

 

Website: http://www.ninelivescatrescue.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/9livescatrescue

Email: nine_lives_cat_rescue@hotmail.com

Address: PO Box 2006, Oxford, MS 38655

 

Animal Resource Center

Our mission is to provide and promote the humane treatment of animals in Oxford through humane education, animal protection, and community outreach.

 

Get Involved: If you would like to volunteer at the ARC, please submit a Volunteer Document to the Oxford Animal Resource Center, or e-mail it to arcdirector@oxfordms.net.

 

Website: https://www.oxfordms.net/oxfordarc/

Email: arcdirector@oxfordms.net

Phone: (662) 234-3981

Address: 413 McElroy Drive, Oxford, MS 38655

 

Mississippi Animal Rescue Advocacy

MARA was created for one purpose: to connect forever families with shelter pets. We firmly believe that no shelter pet should sit in a kennel for years on end. All pets deserve the chance to be a part of a family. They all deserve a bed and a home to call their own.

 

We help connect shelter pets with families looking for a new furry family member, therefore reducing the time they must wait in a kennel, so they can spend the rest of their lives on a comfy couch.

 

Website: https://www.mararescue.com/aboutmara

Email: mararescue@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MARArescue/

 

North Mississippi Mammal Rehab Inc.

NMMR, Inc. specializes in mammal rescue and rehabilitation. We accept admissions on injured, orphaned, or displaced wildlife such as: native bats, skunks, raccoons, red fox, gray fox and bobcat.

 

To contact North MS Mammal Rehab for prompt assistance with wild mammal emergencies, please call our hotline at (662) 469-1646. Please do not text the hotline. For assistance with avian and reptile emergencies, please call Mississippi Wildlife Rehab, Inc. at (662) 612-6455.

 

Website: https://north-mississippi-mammal-rehab-inc.square.site/home

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/northmsmammalrehab/

Email: nmmrehab@gmail.com

Phone: (662) 469-1646

 

Oxford Community Garden

Our mission is to enhance the well-being and beauty of the community by assisting people in growing fresh produce, providing locally-grown food to people in need, increasing social interaction in the community, and creating an educational garden in an attractive setting.

 

Website: http://www.oxfordcga.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oxfordmscommunitygarden/

Email: oxfordcga@gmail.com

Address: 1804 University Ave, Oxford, MS 38655 (behind the Pavilion)

 

Oxford Recycling

Website: https://www.oxfordms.net/departments/recycling

Email: mrobinson@oxfordms.net; connie@oxfordms.net

Phone: (662) 232-2745

Address: 717 Molly Barr Rd, Oxford, MS 38655 (the Municipal Center to the right of Oxford Police Station)

 

Strawberry Plains Audubon Center

Strawberry Plains Audubon Center is one of Mississippi’s finest natural and historic treasures. With a love of nature and profound foresight, two sisters, Ruth Finley and Margaret Finley Shackelford, entrusted their home and property to The National Audubon Society. Ruth and Margaret’s vision of protecting wildlife and their habitat from an encroaching and ever-growing urban area has directed our work for over a decade.

 

We continue their vision by restoring and conserving the 3,000 acres of hardwood forests, wetlands and native grasslands managed by Strawberry Plains. In the community, we work with landowners to develop habitat management plans that will help future generations enjoy the economic and social benefits that clean water and a natural environment provide. Strawberry Plains is committed to providing experiential and place-based education to students of all ages.

 

Through education and demonstration, Strawberry Plains Audubon Center inspires ecological stewardship and leads community action to conserve and manage our landscape for biodiversity and habitat for birds and other wildlife.

 

Website: https://strawberry.audubon.org/

Email: spacinfo@audobon.org

Phone: (662) 252-1155

Address: 285 Plains Road, Holly Springs, MS 38655

 

Wild Again in MS Rescue and Rehabilitation

Our mission is to assist in the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of injured and or orphaned native mammal wildlife of Mississippi. In addition, educating the public on the importance of conservation of the indigenous species in their natural environment.

 

To contact Wild Again for assistance with injured wild mammals, please use the hotline number (662) 707-0228. For assistance with avian and reptile emergencies, please call Mississippi Wildlife Rehab, Inc. at (662) 612-6455.

 

Get Involved: Volunteer Contact Form

 

Website: https://www.wildagaininmississippi.org/

Phone: (662) 707-0228 (hotline for injured mammals)

 

Health, Wellbeing & Special Populations

 

CASA of North Mississippi

CASA of North Mississippi advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children through the service of trained, court-appointed community volunteers.

 

Website: https://www.casaofnorthmississippi.com/

Email: info@casaofnorthmississippi.com

Phone: (662) 832-4747

Address: P.O Box 802, Oxford, MS 38655

 

Communicare

Communicare is the community mental health center serving the Northern Central counties of Mississippi, including Calhoun, Lafayette, Marshall, Panola, Tate, and Yalobusha.

 

Communicare operates an office in each county served. In addition to this, Communicare operates a group home for women who have serious mental illness, a residential substance abuse treatment center and offers school based services in all of the public educational systems in our service area. IDD Waiver services are also provided throughout the service area.  Communicare’s service philosophy is to provide high quality clinical services to meet the specific needs of each individual.  

 

Website: https://www.communicarems.org/

Phone: (662) 234-7521

Address: 152 Highway 7 South, Oxford, MS 38655

 

Delta Health Alliance

Delta Health Alliance (DHA) is an innovative partnership that binds together communities of the Mississippi Delta to improve the quality of life. Comprised of more than 40 programs focused on every stage of growth, DHA offers the tools, guidance and resources to meet the needs and challenges of those who call the Delta and surrounding area their home.  DHA provides the ingredients to ensure that all residents have the best health and educational opportunities in a region historically distressed by a lack of these essential components. Whether a soon-to-be mom, a toddler preparing for kindergarten, a high schooler looking toward college or a senior wanting to stay active, DHA is a neighbor ready to provide a helping hand. Click on your county to find a DHA program that addresses your need.

 

The mission of the Delta Health Alliance is to improve the health and education of the men, women, and children who make the Mississippi Delta their home. Delta Health Alliance aims to carry out this mission in three ways:

 

  1. Research – We will seek to understand the fundamental causes of poor health and lack of educational opportunities in the region through comprehensive research programs and statistical analysis of relevant data.
  2. Fund Programs – Based on the research results we will fund programs to increase access to health care and education for residents of the Delta.
  3. Educate – Additionally, we will educate residents of the Delta in ways that encourage them to adopt healthy lifestyles.

 

Get Involved: Volunteer Contact Form

 

Website: https://deltahealthalliance.org/

Email: info@deltahealthalliance.org

Phone: (662) 686-7004

Address: P.O. Box 277, Stoneville, MS 38776

 

Family Crisis Services of Northwest Mississippi

Family Crisis Services of Northwest Mississippi, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit agency founded in 1992. Family Crisis Services is a comprehensive victim services organization providing advocacy services to survivors of: sexual assault, child abuse, homicide, domestic violence, and family violence. Family Crisis Services is also an accredited Childrens’ Advocacy Center with the National Children’s Alliance

 

Family Crisis Services strives to reduce trauma of violence by providing immediate and long-term support to survivors, and primary prevention to the community by providing the following: victim advocacy, on-site counseling, forensic interviewing, prevention education, and community-wide awareness events. All services and programs are free of charge.

 

Get Involved: Volunteer Contact Form

 

Website: https://oxfordadvocacy.org/

Phone: (662) 234-9929

24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 1-800-230-9929

Address: 503 Heritage Drive, Oxford, MS 38655

 

Holding Hands Resale Shop

Holding Hands Resale Shop’s mission is to provide our employees a safe place to work where they are comfortable and can succeed while feeling good about themselves. Our shop partners with other local organizations, including Interfaith Compassion Ministries, Doors of Hope, United Way, Red Cross and Communicare, to provide clothing to clients of those organizations for free.

 

We also provide volunteer opportunities for students at Ole Miss and church mission groups. If you are looking for community service hours or an opportunity to volunteer, please give us a call!

 

Website: https://holdinghandsoxford.com/

Email: info@holdinghandsoxford.com

Phone: (662) 236-0003

Address: 1433 N Lamar, Oxford, MS 38655

 

League of Champions

Our mission is to provide recreational opportunities in a variety of sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and showing their skills, adding new friendships with families and the community. Sports include soccer, tennis, basketball, softball, and swimming.

 

League of Champions is open to all ages. The sports are played at various locations, including mTrade Park, the Oxford Activity Center and the Oxford City Pool. League of Champions is offered throughout the calendar year. Our goal is to offer the sports during the seasons they are not being played by our youth and adults. 

 

Website: https://www.oxfordparkcommission.com/

Email: fbonner@oxfordparkcommission.com

Phone: (662) 232-2379

Address: 396 Price Street, Oxford, MS 38655

 

Memory Makers

We seek to serve those in our community affected by memory loss due to dementia by offering: respite, socialization, counseling, education and information. We are a non-profit community resource which operates an adult respite day program serving caregivers and persons suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or other related dementia, assists anyone in the community seeking counseling pertaining to or information on dementia, and gives an outlet for volunteers and students seeking to do community service.

 

Website: https://memorymakers.org/

Email: memory.makers@maxxsouth.net

Phone: (662) 234-3332

Address: 106 Skyline Drive, Oxford, MS 38655

 

MississippiCare

MississippiCare is a Federally Qualified Health Center. With a focus on customer health, community health, employee health, and organizational health, our mission of “health for all” is at the core of everything we do. Our services aim to help improve the well-being of our local communities by ensuring community members don’t have to postpone or forgo medical services they need. With our sliding scale fees and commitment to offering affordable care, all members of our local communities can receive timely care for health issues, routine medical exams, and tests for optimal health.

 

Website: https://www.arcare.net/blog/locations/individual/oxford-medical/

Phone: (662) 234-6553

Address: 2173 South Lamar Blvd, Oxford, MS 38655

 

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – Mississippi

NAMI Mississippi is an organization of families, friends and individuals whose lives have been affected by mental illness. Together, we advocate for better lives for those individuals who have a mental illness, and we offer support, education and advocacy as we do so.

 

Website: https://www.namims.org

Email: caleb@namims.org

Phone: (601) 953-8788

Address: 2618 Southerland Street, Jackson, MS 39216

 

North Mississippi Exchange Club Family Center

The North Mississippi Exchange Family Center improves the quality of life for at-risk families by breaking the cycle of child abuse and neglect through prevention, intervention, and educational services as well as replace abusive behavior with effective skills for responsible parenting in the areas of child abuse, teen pregnancy, and anger management. The United Way of Oxford-Lafayette County helps fund the Stop The Abuse Now (STAN) program, which aims to educate children about abuse and neglect in a friendly, safe environment. The program teaches children skills to know what abuse is, who they can trust in an abusive situation, and how to communicate that they or a friend is in danger.

 

Website: https://www.unitedwayoxfordms.org/exchange-club

Email: nmsfamilycenter@gmail.com

Phone: (662) 502-3228

Address: 106 Skyline Drive, Oxford, MS 38655

 

SouthernCare Hospice Services

SouthernCare Hospice – Oxford is committed to clinical excellence while providing comfort and dignity to both the patient and family who are facing a life-limiting illness.

 

Website: https://www.southerncarehospice.com/locations/southerncare-hospice-oxford/

Email: brenda.gill@southerncareinc.com

Phone: (662) 578-4072

Address: 512 Azalea Dr., Oxford, MS 38655

Nutrition, Housing, & Poverty

 

Doors of Hope Transition Ministries

The purpose of Doors of Hope Transition Ministries includes, but is not limited to, guiding homeless families and at-risk homeless families in Lafayette County, Mississippi toward self-reliance and stability through a holistic individualized approach that includes life-skills training, mentoring, and supportive housing.

 

Website: https://doorsofhopeoxford.org/

Email: director.dohtm@gmail.com

Phone: (662) 234-1100

Address: 924 Van Buren Ave., Oxford, MS 38655

 

LOU-Home

The Lafayette, Oxford and University Home Ownership Management Enterprise (LOU-HOME, Inc.) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization whose goal is to advance affordable housing opportunities within our local community. 

 

Website: https://www.louhome.org/

Email: counseling@louhome.org

Phone: (662) 607-4141

Address: 2692 West Oxford Loop, Suite 112, Oxford, MS 38655

 

Love Packs

Lovepacks provides supplemental food for school age children in need, on weekends and holidays. We can stop hunger!

 

Get Involved: Donation Needs

 

Website: https://www.lovepacksoxford.com/

Email: lovepacks@gmail.com

Phone: (662) 832-0206

Address: Oxford, MS

 

More than a Meal

Serving the people of Oxford with good food, encouragement, and a sense of community. On Tuesday evenings during the school year, we provide a nutritious meal for community members, but we do not stop there! We also have a speaker or local organization join us with helpful information or services.

 

Get Involved: Meal Sign-Up, Volunteer Sign-Up, and Donations Needed

 

Website: https://www.mtamoxford.org/

Email: mtamoxford@gmail.com

Phone: (662) 816-8496

Address: 423 Washington Ave., Oxford, MS 38655

 

Oxford-Lafayette Habitat for Humanity

Habitat in Oxford, MS, was founded in 1988 to provide basic, economical housing to deserving low-income families in Lafayette County.  We have built 16 homes since then; all are currently occupied.  The new owners were given no-interest mortgages, and payments have been successfully maintained.  Many repair and renovation projects – like ramps for handicapped access — for existing houses have also been completed. We are affiliated with Habitat for Humanity International, a global nonprofit working in approximately 70 countries, but our focus is completely local. Habitat is an ecumenical Christian housing organization, but welcomes all who want to be a part of this effort, regardless of religious preference or background.

 

Get Involved: Check out volunteer opportunities listed on Habitat for Humanity’s GivePulse.

 

Website: https://oxfordmshabitat.org/

Email: oxfordhabitat@gmail.com

Phone: (662) 607-6343

 

The Pantry of Oxford & Lafayette County

The Pantry is open 50 weeks a year, every Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. It’s located at 713 Molly Barr Road, next to the Oxford Police Department.

 

Get Involved: Check out volunteer opportunities listed on The Pantry’s GivePulse.

 

Instagram: @thepantryoxford

Phone: (662) 832-8001

Address: 713 Molly Barr Road, Oxford, MS 38655

 

Campus Partners

 

Family Literacy Program

The Family Literacy Project program is designed to place students in local schools to tutor students in pre-K through ninth grades. Undergraduate students employed in regular work-study positions are paid bi-weekly at a rate of $9.00 per hour. Family Literacy Project tutors are paid $10.00 per hour. To apply for the work-study program a student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). More information about the Federal Work-Study Program is available from the Federal Guide to Student Aid.

 

Website: https://finaid.olemiss.edu/work-study/

Email: famlit@olemiss.edu

Phone: (662) 915-7653

Address: 257 Martindale-Cole

 

Grove Grocery

The University of Mississippi Food Pantry seeks to end campus hunger and alleviate poverty by discreetly providing nutritious food products and hygiene products free of charge to students and employees in the Ole Miss community.

 

Get Involved: Check out volunteer opportunities listed on Grove Grocery’s GivePulse.

 

Website: https://grovegrocery.olemiss.edu/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GroveGrocery

Instagram: @grovegrocery

Email: grovegrocery@go.olemiss.edu

Address: 213 Kinard Hall

 

JumpStart

Jumpstart is a national early education organization that recruits and trains college students to serve preschool children from economically challenged families. Our proven curriculum helps children develop the language and literacy skills they need to be ready for kindergarten, setting them on a path to close the achievement gap before it is too late. At the University of Mississippi, Jumpstart is part of a larger organization on campus, College Corps. Within our program, about 30 University of Mississippi students serve as Corps members. These students are minimum-time AmeriCorps members who each pledge to serve 300 hours with Jumpstart over the course of the school year. At the completion of their service hours, a Segal education award is received. In addition, Jumpstart provides valuable experience and practice for future educators and School of Education students.

 

Website: https://celi.olemiss.edu/jumpstart/

Email: celi@olemiss.edu

Phone: (662) 915-7625

Address: 244 Guyton Hall

 

Office of Sustainability

The mission of the Office of Sustainability is to be a catalyst for environmentally positive change by educating, connecting and empowering the members of our community for the wellbeing of people and our ecological systems.

 

Our goals are as follows:

 

  1. Advance sustainability at an institutional level and leverage our impact through cross-campus collaboration. This requires an understanding of qualitative and quantitative sustainability indicators and facilitating partnerships and relationships among university constituents.
  2. Develop leaders among the university community through co-curricular learning experiences, campus partnerships and academic collaboration.
  3. Increase collective knowledge and awareness of sustainability concepts

 

Get Involved: Green Grove Gameday Recycling Program and Check out volunteer opportunities listed on the Office of Sustainability’s GivePulse page

 

Website: https://sustain.olemiss.edu/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/olemissgreen

Twitter: @olemissgreen

Instagram: @olemissgreen

Email: green@olemiss.edu

Phone: (662) 915-2720

Address: 700 Hathorn Road, University, MS 38677