What We Do
FABRIC is considered an emerging organization because the organization starts with the most valuable assets in the community: its people. Our work enhances the social fabric in the Delta through community outreach, education, leadership development and strengthening partnerships. The organization's success is contributed to the shared connections with people, organizations, foundations, and businesses that focus on improving the quality of life in rural communities.
Using Innovative Strategies to Strengthen the Threads of Society and Weaving a Better Community.
Connecting partners, sponsors and community through innovative programs while maintaining a sense of wholeness, growth, and purpose.
A Mississippi Delta with a Strong Social Fabric Empowered and Promoted by Its People
FABRIC uses innovative strategies to:
- Develop a series of programs geared towards improving individual and family relationships.
- Offer a community health education program for low-income residents and low resource communities.
- Provide support and connect individuals and families in economically distressed areas to resources that contribute to improved educational outcomes.
- Expand the number of students with job-readiness skills in STEM fields.
- Develop a resource and referral system to connect individuals and families to needed resources and services.
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Donate to the JNP Scholarship
2021 Projections and Progress
Volunteer with FABRIC
FABRIC is always looking for volunteers. Join us virtually, or in person to help our programs and initiatives progress.
Hours of Support
FABRIC, Inc. offers innovative programs to engage and support the community.
"Delta FOCUS: A Spotlight on Sexual Health" is a grassroots conference for the community to consider and
gain insight on topics affecting the sexual health of people in the Mississippi Delta and surrounding areas.
This conference expands the skills, knowledge, and awareness of community health professionals through interactive
workshops, thematic plenaries, and community listening sessions. Pre-conference sessions are designed for college
students and include topics on Intimate Partner Violence, College PrEP, and a Truth Talk student convening.
General conference topics include Medical Mistrust, Intersectionality, Spirituality and Sexual Health, Understanding
Gender Identity, Stigma & Myths, Sexual Health in Communities of Color, Sexual Wellness, and Sexual Health for All Ages.
The February 2020 conference was hosted by FABRIC, INC., CH-PIER, Widener University and Delta State University
G.A.M.E. Time focuses on the issues facing both boys and men of color and the socio-economic factors that impact their lives. The goal of this initiative is to provide Guidance, support Achievement, and instill the principles of Manhood, and positive Encouragement to all boys and young Men of Color. The origins of the program started with an event, "Guys Night Out", on Father's Day weekend in 2018. "Guys Night Out" created a safe space for men and young males to discuss major topics for males, participate in interactive learning, and have fun with food, especially young men without a father in their home.
Woman2Woman is the newest initiative designed to offer monthly forums/discussions to encourage and support women and girls as they embrace the ideologies of self-awareness, reclamation, culture, and leadership. Participants will strengthen and grow in a manner that improves social conditions and positively impacts the underlying structure of the family, community, and society.
Jimmie Nell Perkins Scholarship
The Jimmie Nell Perkins (JNP) Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to honor Jimmie Nell's incredible legacy of commitment to higher education, dedication to supporting women, and passion for serving economically challenged communities. We are pleased to announce the recipients of the JNP Scholarship.
I'd love to open a low cost clinic that provides affordable healthcare to pet owners in economically challenged areas. I am
so grateful that it not only covers the cost of textbooks but allows me to be a representation of
Mrs. Jimmie Nell Perkins. I am forever thankful and will continue to carry on her legacy of service.
Ms. Zoe Hinds
Sophomore & Fisk University
The Jimmie Nell Perkins (JNP) Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to honor Jimmie Nell’s incredible legacy of commitment, dedication, and passion for making a difference in education for economically challenged communities. She strongly believed that an education, involvement in arts, music, and community service were essential to the complete person. The JNP Scholarship will keep her legacy alive.
Mrs. Jimmie Nell Perkins
Scholarship HonoreeScholarship Details
The JNP Memorial Scholarship will help me
accomplish my goals and fulfill my aspirations. Similar to Miss Jimmie Nell Perkins, I too have a passion for making a difference in my community.
Growing up in a small town, there were not many successful black women to look up to. This scholarship inspires me to continue to work hard so that I,
like Ms. Perkins, may be a positive example to the younger generation.
Junior Mississippi Valley State University
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