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CSLC - Newsletter 2014

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It takes a village’ to build a community - 2014 Newsletter


As CSLC-Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters’ (HIPPY) student LeBauerio Bridgeford

recited the Pledge of Allegiance and as JSU student LaTannica Friar sang “Heal the Land,” one could feel

the sense of hope and a new beginning, while looking out over the horizon of 15 acres of freshly turned soil.

The day was April 29, 2013, and the event was the groundbreaking for a new housing development for

distressed families in theLexington, Miss. area. Among those applauding the effort was featured speaker

Rep. Bennie Thompson, (D-US 2nd District). Thompson described the project as “much-needed and well-

deserved for the citizens of Holmes County.” The event drew attendees from across the state, including the

Mississippi Coast.


The development is part of a CSLC project called EDGE (Empowering the Delta with a Growing Economy)

funded through the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Rural Innovation Fund (RIF) Comprehensive

Grant ($1.9 million).


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