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Where Hope and Opportunity meet.

At Springboard To Opportunities, we believe we all have a chance at a better future.

We are a nonprofit organization working with residents of affordable housing to help them reach their goals in school, work, and life. Our programs are fundamentally resident-driven; we listen to the needs of the community and create resources that support and empower them as they take steps toward success.

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Magnolia Mother's Trust

In the fall of 2018, Springboard To Opportunities announced The Magnolia Mother’s Trust, an new initiative that provides low-income, African-American mothers in Jackson, Mississippi $1,000 cash on a monthly basis, no strings attached, for 12 months straight.

While there have been several initiatives for a guaranteed income worldwide, The Magnolia Mother's Trust was the first to start this work in the United States and remains the only initiative that specifically targets extremely low-income, Black mothers living in affordable housing in the United States.

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Our 3rd Cohort MMT Evaluation is Here!

The last two years have been anything but predictable. Despite returns to offices, travel resuming, and the end of lockdowns and mandates, the economic, social, and health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continued to play out most devastatingly in low-income communities and communities of color. Mothers in our communities were fired when they became ill …

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BIG NEWS: Cash Disbursements for 700 Families

The last month in Jackson has been challenging to say the least. While the 7-week all-city boil water notice was lifted, the reality is that the water crisis in Jackson is much bigger than a few disastrous weeks. As Yamiracle, a Springboard mom said earlier this month in an interview, “They lifted the advisory this week …

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