Women for Progress of Mississippi, Inc. was chartered on May 11, 1978 as a non-profit, non-partisan community improvement organization of action-oriented, influential, and talented individuals. Under the leadership of Mrs. Dorothy T. Stewart, founder and first president, Women For Progress's mission was to become a catalyst for: Advocacy, Awareness, and Action.
Our major thrusts are:
Women for Progress advocates fair and equitable treatement for all and encourages active participation in the political process. Our forums provide a pro/con discussion of issues and candidates.
Women for Progress is a catalyst for change through the dissemination of facts and information on issues that confront our educational system.
Project Aspire provides leadership development and career training for young people.
Women for Progress facilitates the upward mobility of minorities. Following the principle of cooperative economics activists support small minority businesses through its entrepreneurs Showcases.
Sankofa Book/Reading Club and the annual Kwanzaa celebration are our two projects used to promote cultural awareness.