The North Mississippi VISTA Project works to build sustainable systems that connect the University of Mississippi and its resources to low-income communities throughout a 23-county area. Whenever possible, we develop projects in communities with under-performing schools and/or schools eligible for Title I School Improvement Grants. Our VISTA service members build capacity by developing new, meaningful, and sustainable connections between our university, with its abundant resources, and the schools, education agencies, and community organizations already working to move the people of our region toward academic success and higher education.

Where We Serve
VISTA members serve in schools, community colleges, non-profit organizations, and institutions at the University of Mississippi. Through coordination of our resources and efforts we bring educational opportunities to North Mississippi’s most impoverished areas. We currently have members serving at:

Crenshaw Elementary School–Crenshaw, MS

DeSoto County Youth Court—Hernando, MS

ICS-Headstart—Holly Springs, MS

Lafayette County Literacy CouncilOxford, MS

North Panola High School—Sardis, MS

Quitman County School DistrictMarks, MS

University of Mississippi School of Education—Oxford, MS

University Museum—Oxford, MS

University of Mississippi Office of Sustainability—Oxford, MS

University of Mississippi Office of the Provost—Oxford, MS

United Way of Oxford and Lafayette County—Oxford, MS

Yoknapatawpha Arts Council—Oxford, MS