Community service is a cornerstone of Vicksburg Catholic School. Vicksburg Catholic School believes that it is through service and positive core values that the members of the Body of Christ carry on the work of Jesus and make God visibly present in the world today. Vicksburg Catholic School strives to prepare students for a lifetime of service to community, in addition to academic excellence.
To help promote positive values for families, parents, and children, Vicksburg Catholic School has partnered with Families First For Mississippi (FFFM). "FFFM is a service provided by Mississippi Community Education Center & Family Resource Center of North Mississippi" (familiesfirstforms.org).
The program seeks to strengthen families of all backgrounds and life circumstances by promoting youth development and volunteer service by Vicksburg Catholic School students in the community. Our funds enable us to provide educational and hands-on programs for our students as well as our community. Currently, our FFFM partners include Vicksburg Family Development Service, United Way of West Central Mississippi, Vicksburg YMCA, City of Vicksburg, Vicksburg-Warren School District, and Haven House Family Shelter.
Community service projects of Vicksburg Catholic School include or involve, but are not limited to:
- THRIVE Mentoring Program
- Vicksburg Community Garden
- United Way of West Central Mississippi/City of Vicksburg Community Garden Literacy Program
- Brittany Wagner, nationally respected athletic academic counselor and life coach
- Laura Lee Lewis, former Miss Mississippi promoting positive self image
- Blair Wortsmith, Miss Vicksburg 2018, sharing her story of faith development as it relates to community, church, and service
- YMCA counseling (after school Prime Time sites)
- YMCA/VCS mentoring program
- Community races
- Community speakers
- Hispanic outreach
- Mississippi Special Olympics
- Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library Christmas Cookie Swap
- Haven House Family Shelter
- Good Shepherd Community Center
- Storehouse Community Food Pantry
- Toothbrush Drive for local agencies of United Way of West Central Mississippi
- Trunk or Treat, sponsored by Vicksburg Fire Department
- Vicksburg Family Development Service
- Daniel Plan
- Haven House Family Shelter YMCA Memberships
- Hunger Project
Thank you for your support. We look forward to continuing these projects and growing our partnerships in the community!