Mid Delta Empowerment Zone Alliance
First there is a dream, a vision of what could be. It starts in the imagination and it grows in the heart. But if it is to become reality, the dream needs to be fed and nurtured. This is the duty and the privilege of the Mid Delta Empowerment Zone Alliance (MDEZA).
Begun by an act of Congress as part of the Community Empowerment Program in 1994, we at MDEZA take our mission seriously. By providing opportunity where once there was only doubt, MDEZA makes civic and economic development a vital part of the communities it serves.
Whether we’re improving a town’s water supply or building new housing for disadvantaged families, we make it our mission to touch lives where it matters most. And this mission will never tire while there are lives to change and people who trust us to do it.
In the decade or more since its charter was established, MDEZA has extended its reach to a record number of Delta counties and towns. We do it because we believe in the Delta and its people. And wherever we go, we are determined to rewrite the stories of this region and to turn big dreams into possible dreams.
For more information on MDEZA and what our programs can do for your community, call 662.254.9957.
“The Town of Sunflower received a $250,000 grant from MDEZA to build a community building. We understand and agree that without the grant, we could not have built a building ourselves because we do not have the tax base. We would still have no place private or public for our citizens to gather for meetings, repast, family reunions, and other valuable community services/meetings. Because of this wonderful building, we now have a computer lab with Internet access, tables, chairs, and an alarm system donated entirely by the Mississippi Workers Center. Our entire staff consists of volunteers who keep the facility clean and keep the computer lab open most nights until 9:00. We hope to secure future funds for other needed projects in the Town. Thanks, MDEZA, for the many smiles you have placed upon the faces of Mississippi Deltans.
WE REALLY APPRECIATE YOU! ”
Mayor Betty Fowler,