Community Service

At PSG, we attribute our success to the businesses, employees and community we serve. We welcome the opportunity to return the favor through our involvement with local and national charities and professional and community organizations.

Professional Organizations

PSG is an active member of organizations that benefit employers, job seekers and the community, including:

Treat Street

This yearly Halloween event is hosted by the Rankin County Chamber of Commerce (where we’re members!). It is combined with a 5k run. PSG had a booth to hand out candy to the kids for both 2015 and 2016.

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Governor’s Job Fair

PSG had a booth for job seekers at this event in Jackson, MS in 2015.

Mississippi Chapter’s Annual Association of Legal Administration

Jane and Myra hosted a table at this meeting in Jackson.

Mississippi Council of the American Staffing Association

Sarah is Vice Chair of the Council for 2016.

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  • Brad Bounds, CSP and Chair of MS Council (Working Solutions)
  • Gregg Harper, Mississippi’s Third Congressional District Congressman in the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Sarah Wolfe, CSP and Vice Chair of MS Council (Professional Staffing Group)
  • Gina Haug, MS Council Member (Staffmark)
  • Kelli Hanna, MS Council Member (BelFlex)
  • C. Scott Bounds, Mississippi House Representative, District 44

Corporate Charities

As individuals and as a company, PSG offers both time and money contributions to charitable organizations including the following:

Operation Shoestring

Our Mission

Investing in the hearts and minds of our children and their families to promote health and self-sufficiency, and faithfully extending the hand of hope and opportunity to empower the needy, uplift our target neighborhoods and the larger community, and brighten the future for us all.

Our History

Operation Shoestring was founded in 1968 in the basement of Wells United Methodist Church, as a response to the turbulence of the 1960s and the growing divisions in our city and state.

As early director Nancy Gilbert put it, “It was a difficult time in our state, and especially here in Jackson. But many people of good will wanted to do something to reach across racial lines, and to show that their religious and spiritual lives impelled them to work towards racial harmony. That is how their religion manifested itself.”

Today, Operation Shoestring works as an interfaith ministry with support from a variety of individual and corporate funders, local congregations and several public entities. Our programs and services promote health and self-sufficiency in our target neighborhoods, uplifting the needy and brightening the future for us all…especially our children.

Catholic Charities

We exist to serve people. People in the greater Jackson area…people throughout the state of Mississippi.

In this section you’ll find detailed information about those services we provide, specifically related to the following opportunities and issue:

  • Adoption & Maternity
  • Alcohol & Drugs
  • Children’s Mental Health
  • Domestic Violence
  • Health Ministry
  • Immigration
  • Rape Crisis
  • Refugees
  • Social Ministry

The mission of Catholic Charities is to be a visible sign of Christ’s love by helping those who are unable to help themselves; the poor and vulnerable, especially children, women, and families. To live out this mission, Catholic Charities will:

  • Assist parishes of the Diocese so that they may be a visible and active sign of Christ’s love for all people, especially the poor, the needy, and the most vulnerable.
  • Provide direct services in a professionally skilled manner. Catholic Charities will conduct programs for assistance and services to address the needs of people in all socioeconomic groups, but to have a special concern for the neediest and most vulnerable, to serve as their advocate where it is necessary and to help them develop the capacity to become independent and self-sufficient.
  • Work in cooperation with the Catholic Community and in collaboration with the greater community toward the construction of a more just social order, focusing on public social policy and the strengthening of the family’s role in society. This includes participating in social legislation at the federal, state, and local levels, monitoring public budget processes and studying their impact on the family.
  • Provide education, increased public awareness and cooperation efforts, both within the Catholic Community and within the larger community, so that all may be more active participants in bringing about a more just and compassionate social order.

Community Organizations

PSG strives to contribute to the community through the support of local organizations including the following:

Fondren Renaissance Foundation

PSG’s office is located in the Fondren Neighborhood of Jackson and we are members of the Fondren Renaissance Foundation.

The FRF Mission Statement,

“The Fondren Renaissance Foundation promotes the preservation and revitalization of the greater Fondren community and empowers people, organizations, and neighborhoods to contribute to the economic growth, stability and quality of life in Fondren,”

serves as a guideline for the many projects and events that are offered to the Fondren neighborhood and, in turn, to the greater Jackson community.

Fondren’s First Thursday

We are FFTcity – also known as the Fondren’s first Thursday event. This community event grew from the event we revived in 2014 – Fondren after 5. FFT has become a community staple occurring the first Thursday of every month. This Studio Chane/The Wonder Lab presented event is a mega-platform of artists, musicians, designers, dreamers and doers. Each month, FFT attracts 6000-8000+ attendees and growing! This all-age family-friendly event welcomes all to Fondren – Jackson’s playground for dreamers. Come and stroll our historic business district and enjoy great music, local art, gallery openings, live mural walls and local organization contributions on display. Be a part of the creative interaction we offer such as DIY tee shirt printing. We offer kid-friendly events supported by our local churches where dogs are welcome as well.

Indulge in the best restaurants and drink spaces that Jackson has to offer and enjoy performances by local schools featuring art, theater and music. We offer more live music than any other event in the state! Come and experience Jackson’s musical natural resources across all genres.

Fondren Theater Workshop

Located in the heart of Jackson, Mississippi, in the Fondren district, Fondren Theatre Workshop brings fresh theatre to our neighborhood: sometimes edgy, sometimes hilarious, often touching. We prioritize new works. We’re the folks who bring you everything from “Rocky Horror” to “Dinner with Friends” to “Assassins” and “The Monster Monologues.”

Free Online Legal Resources

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FREE ONLINE LEGAL RESOURCES

SPONSORED BY THE MISSISSIPPI ACCESS TO JUSTICE COMMISSION

For a list of nonprofit organizations that provide free legal assistance to low-income individuals, visit http://www.msatjc.org/legal-services-providers/.

 

Free Online Legal Help Through https://MS.freelegalanswers.org.

MS Free Legal Answers is an online civil legal help website designed to assist Mississippi’s low-income citizens with their legal questions. The free, innovative service answers users’ civil law questions. Topics may include family law matters such as divorce, custody, child support, visitation, guardianship, emancipation, adoption, name change and birth certificate correction as well as domestic violence, bankruptcy, consumer issues, education, employment, housing, workers compensation, wills and estate planning. The site will not deal with criminal law questions. People who qualify for assistance will sign up for an account and then post a question privately to the website. Attorneys will respond to questions and users will be alerted to their responses by email.

 

Free Legal Forms for Divorce, Emancipation and Name Change

The Commission is pleased to make available virtual forms for low-income Mississippians seeking assistance with irreconcilable differences divorce, emancipation and adult name change matters. Find links to the virtual forms below:

 

Forms:

Irreconcilable Differences Divorce – Both parties want to be divorced and will both sign the divorce papers

Emancipation – You are under the age of 21 and want to live independently from your parents with their consent

Adult Name Change – You want to legally change your name

 

New Stage Theater

New Stage just celebrated its 50th birthday in 2016. The mission of New Stage Theatre is to provide professional theatre of the highest quality for the people of Mississippi and the Southeast.

New Stage is committed to producing important contemporary works and classics, selected for their artistic merit and their power to illuminate the human condition. Challenging new works in development are included through the Eudora Welty New Play Series named for the distinguished writer.