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1 day ago

Visit Jackson, MS

“Every time you wake up with a breath, you should consider that a blessing. And one of the reasons it's a blessing is because it’s an opportunity to try again.

Unfortunately, people have grown weary. There’s no refuge from collective pain. We’re in that moment now. The fires that are burning in our country, in our communities are fires of helplessness and hopelessness and despair and fear and anger. But we have the opportunity to come together to create fires of warmth – and energy.

The most critical thing, the most immediate and important thing for Jacksonians and Mississippians to do in this time period is to be quiet and to listen. Listen intently, like our collective lives depend on what you hear. It's one thing to see that a person is in pain, and want to help. But you can’t really help until you have heard what is hurting.

One of the things I want to believe most about our leaders is that their hearts are in the right place. My hope for those leaders is that they will have the courage to go to where the smoke and the hurt and the pain is, and then they will use what they learn to inform their decision making. And bring everyone to the table.

I recognize there has been an intentional stripping of agency. But every day presents a new opportunity to go out and connect our intentions and whatever power we have with others. As the scripture says, the three-strand chord is not easily broken. We are able to multiply our strengths when we find others who are of similar mind.

That’s the way it happens. ALL of us have a power. We should search our lives for those instances, because those are the ways that we are most effective.”
- Vondaris Gordon, husband, father of three young black women in Jackson MS; Founding Board Member and current Youth Engagement Manager of William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation; former VP of Operation Shoestring Board and former Founding Board Member of Refill Cafe Jackson Initiative

At the Community Foundation for Mississippi, we are engaged in world building, imagining what is possible for public life, education, community development, arts and culture, and other areas of charitable philanthropy in Jackson and Mississippi, with our partners and investors.

If you would like to explore a new civic covenant and a shared vision for our Capital City, volunteer or nominate someone to participate in our upcoming Public Innovators Virtual Lab with #TheHarwoodInstitute #turnoutward jacksonready.formississippi.org/

Get involved with volunteer opportunities through our statewide partner Volunteer Mississippi MSHUBNETWORK.COM

At the Community Foundation for Mississippi, we imagine a Mississippi where every community is connected to the resources, knowledge, and tools to create meaningful and lasting change – for Mississippi, for good. Forever. For more, visit www.formississippi.org
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3 days ago

Visit Jackson, MS

Tourism and the restaurant industry go hand in hand.

That's why we believe restaurants are a vital part of the fabric of the city. That's why we support our restaurant partners.

An immersive culinary experience in the #citywithsoul is unlike any other! When you're ready, we hope you'll plan to #feedyoursoul in Jackson!

#tourismstrong #MississippiStrong #citywithsoulstrong
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yesssss!!! We have WONDERFUL foods and snacks in MS. I’ve eaten Big Apple Inn since they were 5 cents; they r just as delicious now as they were then. 💯!!! 😀❤️❤️

We're still waiting on a big Apple inn in Rankin county, how about Florence!?!!!!!

I AM COMING BIG APPLE.

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We're pleased to present Visit Jackson, MS’s 2020 Tour Guide!

Flip through the Guide here: bit.ly/jxntourguide20

With 82 pages of helpful information for visitors and locals alike, this year’s guide includes additional creative content featuring our unique neighborhoods, local visionaries, Jackson’s public art renaissance, new restaurants, and more.

The cover art, “JXN Icons,” created by Reshonda Perryman, depicts Civil Rights leader and NAACP Field Officer Medgar Evers, writer and photographer Eudora Welty, USA IBC founder and American ballet dancer Thalia Mara, and musician and philanthropist David Banner.

Copies of the Guide will also be available at the JXN Welcome Center (once reopened) or, you can request a copy by calling 601-960-1891.

#VisitJacksonMS #CityWithSoul
Last year, travel & tourism accounted for 5.4% of all employment in Jackson and Hinds County.

We are proud to celebrate all those in our community who carry the #SpiritOfTravel forward during this year’s National Travel and Tourism Week.

#NTTW20 #CityWithSoul Image: BRAVO! Italian Restaurant and Bar
Healthcare workers get a lot of praise. And rightfully so. 

But let us not forget the other unsung heroes - our frontline service industry.

Delivery drivers, grocery clerks, sanitation engineers, food couriers and more: thank you!

In the spirit of our #GoodFoodInGratitude campaign, we have given away gift cards to some of these individuals as a small token of our appreciation.

Learn more: jxn.ms/goodfoodingratitude

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