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A Message from Our Executive Director

At the Tutwiler Community Education Center, we strengthen and enrich the lives of children and families by developing programs to address the needs of our community.

While our mission remains the same, the world has changed more than any of us could have predicted. During the pandemic, we provided 40,000 meals to our community, located in a food desert. We provided meals for people who
could not drive 15 miles to the nearest grocery store. We endured floodwaters that damaged our 29-year-old building.

I hope you will join me in making a gift of personal significance this year. Together, we are someone’s healthy meal. We are a community’s path to living an enriched life. Our gifts create opportunities and ensure that our friends and neighbors get through even the darkest times.

With gratitude,

Melanie Powell, Executive Director at the Tutwiler Community Education Center

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Make An Impact to Help Us Grow

Please select your gift amount. Your gift is tax-deductible.

$25,000 - Tree of Life: Support the history, skill, and dedication of the Tutwiler quilters. A celebration of our roots and our growth.

$10,000 - Magnolia Level: Provide support, mentoring, financial literacy, and job training to our community's emerging youth

$5,000 - Friendship Oak Level: Give the gift of music by supporting the Sonny Boy Williamson Legacy Music Education and Performance program.

$2,500 - Birch Level: Support our Seniors Program with social interaction, resources, prevention & wellness opportunities, and healthy meals.

$1,000- Maple Level: Provide educational enrichment, physical fitness, and music to our children participating in the After-School Program.

$500 - Beauty Berry: Provide our teens & young adults with a safe place for physical activities, nutritional instruction, and social skills building.

$250 - Supportive Community Donor

$100 - Neighbor to Neighbor Donor

$50 - One Child at a Time Donor

GIVING IS TAX-DEDUCTIBLE in accordance with IRS requirements, we acknowledge that the Tutwiler Community Education Center has not provided any goods or services in consideration, in whole or part, for this contribution. You may wish to consult your tax advisor with regard to your personal tax situation


Learn more about the Cora Lee Middleton Scholarship is now available.

Congratulations to the Tutwiler Quilters on receiving the 2021 Mississippi Arts Commission Governor's Award.

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 Picture by Rory Doyle


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