East Biloxi Community Collaborative (EBCC) was founded in 2012 as an organization that offers residents and community-based groups a platform to develop and implement change strategies to improve the lives of children and families in East Biloxi. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) identified East Biloxi as one of three Mississippi communities to implement place-based strategies that meaningfully address economic security, health and well-being and education. As EBCC has matured, it has developed strategies and corresponding activities to address the immediate needs of East Biloxi residents, including working as a convener of stakeholders and advocates to better leverage resources that foster more equitable solutions.
EBCC strives to:
- Assist residents in the creation of viable East Biloxi neighborhoods;
- Unify the community to become an influential part of all decisions affecting children and families in East Biloxi;
- Build a culture of health that promotes the healthy development of children, youth and families through awareness, education and access to preventative care;
- Improve systems that provide quality education for children of all backgrounds, cultures and races; and
- Provide residents with equitable opportunities for wealth creation by reducing barriers to workforce development, free enterprise and economic development decisions.
Learn more about the East Biloxi Community Collaborative by visiting http://www.eastbiloxicc.org.