About Southern Echo

Southern Echo is a leadership development, education, and training organization working to develop new, accountable grassroots leadership in African-American and low-wealth communities throughout MS and the South. Our primary objective is to enable communities to hold political, economic, education, and environmental decision makers accountable to the needs and interests of all citizens. We emphasize the importance of building strong community organizations, through effective community organizing work, as the essential means through which to advance the fundamental goal of empowering the community. We know that only when African Americans and low-wealth communities in MS and other parts of the South are educated and engaged can institutional racism be confronted and dismantled. We use an intergenerational approach and implement trainings and technical assistance programs to provide community members with the information, resources, and skills needed to become effective community organizers and advocates, and to assume leadership roles in their local communities.

Mission Statement

Mission Statement

Our mission is to ensure the actualization of a fully realized democracy with responsive and accountable governance.

Vision

Vision

Our bold vision is to end the institutional, structural and systemic racism in Mississippi and the Southern Region that drives inequitable economic policies and to bring about an educational system that provides every student – regardless of race, gender, religion, zip code or disability – with a first-rate, quality public education.

Team

Team

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Partnerships, Alliances, Collaborations

Partnerships, Alliances, Collaborations

No single organization has sufficient capacity on its own to impact the formation and implementation of public policy. Many organizations working together on common ground can build a stronger foundation in the struggle than a single organization operating alone.
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History of Southern Echo

History of Southern Echo

Southern Echo was founded in 1989 to build the capacity of African American communities to form a network of new, accountable grassroots leaders and community organizations, on an inter-generational model.
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1350 Livingston Ln., Jackson, MS, 39213 | (601) 982-6400

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