Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Delta Possibilities Newsletter November 2008

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From: "Lifting up the Delta" <info@liftingupthedelta.org>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 10:12:26 -0500
To: James Valley<jfvalley@aol.com>
Subject: Delta Possibilities Newsletter November 2008

November 11, 2008
Sunsets in the Delta offer some of the most breathtaking images ever imagined. The featured sign in this month's issue is a shot of such an image. Sunsets are mere previews of what's ahead. The other stories this month highlight bright futures and infinite possibilities. Read how the Delta Regions children benefit from education services starting at birth and extending to seventh grade. Learn how projects aimed at developing artistic creation, advanced education, financial literacy and leaders aimed with the necessary tools can guarantee Delta sunsets lead to unlimited breaking dawns.

Delta Futures

KIPP Charter School Awarded $2.6 Million for Delta Expansion
The Charter School Growth Fund has awarded the KIPP Delta College Preparatory School of Helena, Ark., a $2.6 million grant to be used for expansion. More..

QCDO Financial Literacy Program Expands
Northwest Mississippi middle school students will now have the chance to learn how effective money management can change their lives through an afterschool financial literacy program provided by the Quitman County Development Organization (QCDO). More..

Tiny Bonita Builds Future on the Arts
An empty building is a hopeful sign for Bonita, La., a tiny town in northeast Delta country. Louis Brown Jr., is another sign of hope. More..

Building Opportunities at Home

Delta-Based Volunteers Register Potential Voters to Get the Vote Out
Grassroots leaders and organizations across the Delta sponsored voter registration drives across the region and beyond to get more citizens involved in this year’s general election.More..

Delta Growers Chosen to Exhibit State’s Finest Crops at International Produce Expo
Three Arkansas Delta based businesses will be among the delegation representing the state at the Produce Marketing Association's 2008 Fresh Summit International Convention and Exposition held this month in Orlando, Fla. More..

Voices of Youth

Batesville Youth Center Changing the Delta from the Inside Out
Designated as a school of the 21st Century, the Early Learning and Enrichment Center in Batesville, Ark., is equipped to transform children's lives even before they're born.More..

Stories of Delta Transformation

Leaders Learn Heart-Based Community Leadership Skills to Transform Region
Great people and places are harvested from the Delta and its leaders need to know this more than anyone else, said noted author and community builder, Clifton Taulbert. Taulbert used the phrase "harvested from the Delta" to emphasize the point that the transformation movement happening in the region must never die. More..

1,000 Signs of Possibility November Feature

Riverfront Park
Described as one of the most beautiful, calm, peaceful, and even romantic views of the Mississippi River, Vicksburg's Riverfront Park is a unique spot along the river banks.More..


Lifting Up the Delta is a movement to stimulate growth for a vibrant and healthy Delta and is sponsored by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's Mid South Delta Initiative and other dedicated partners.

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