The Center for Social Entrepreneurship

Modern Community Development

The Center for Social Entrepreneurship’s mission is to help iVillagers eliminate blight, harness talent, grow businesses, and engage, civically. There are 4 pillars:  housing, education, economic development and community engagement. All CSE projects target individual wealth helping the family and the iVillage become sustainable.  At CSE, we seek the internal discipline to push the envelope in thought and action, in ourselves and iVillagers.

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LMC Center

The Bill and Lillian M. Cooley Center is a 10,000 square ft. state of the art facility located in the heart of the iVillage encompassing “All things technology!” The LMC Center seeks to capture the late Mrs. Lillian Cooley, a Jackson librarian, known for her commitment to education, at all levels. Additionally, the LMC highlights her work with Mississippi Consortium for International Development.


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iVillage After School Program Scholars - YTD


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JSU Students Residing in the iVillage


Tax Roll Additions

Recent News

Creating Wealth While Black

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Center for Social Entrepreneurship Receives Grant from Kellogg

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West Jackson group receives planning grant to help Black families

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JPS Celebrates the Power of Partnership at Annual Highlight Awards

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Learn How CSE Plans to Be the Change.

Changing the lives of iVillagers through community engagement, economic development, education and housing improvements.

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