create some good

We are a non-profit organization committed to fostering compassion and creativity in order to produce a community that pursues beauty, justice, and healing in Clarksdale, MS


griot youth program

The Griot Youth Program is a community of students actively engaged in making their community and world a better place through the arts, and community service. We provide excellent teaching in various arts mediums, encouraging academic discipline, and a thriving mentoring program


meraki cooperative job training program

The Meraki Job Training Program is a community of people and businesses organized to provide opportunities for young people to gain the skills needed to be able to sustain themselves and their families through meaningful, life-giving work.

The Meraki Job Training Program is a two year program that teaches hands-on job skills by employing 18 to 24 year old young men to work on a 2-acre vegetable farm and to work in Oxbow, a local restaurant that partners with Meraki.