Most services and programs have some components set up to deal with community specific barriers but we have to shift our thinking from perceived “deficits” and turn the lens inward on overall programming and craft services that truly serve the full spectrum of needs that people in our constituencies, authentically.) is a state in the Southern United States, with part of its southern border formed by the Gulf of Mexico.The temperature varies little statewide in the summer; however, in winter, the region near Mississippi Sound is significantly warmer than the inland portion of the state.The recorded temperature in Mississippi has ranged from −19 °F (−28 °C), in 1966, at Corinth in the northeast, to 115 °F (46 °C), in 1930, at Holly Springs in the north.Areas under the management of the National Park Service include: Mississippi has a humid subtropical climate with long summers and short, mild winters.Temperatures average about 81°F (about 27°C) in July and about 48 °F (about 9 °C) in January.The plain is narrow in the south and widens north of Vicksburg.The region has rich soil, partly made up of silt which had been regularly deposited by the flood waters of the Mississippi River.
African Americans are a majority in many counties of the Mississippi-Yazoo Delta, an area of historic settlement during the plantation era.
The state is heavily forested outside of the Mississippi Delta area, between the Mississippi and Yazoo rivers.
Before the American Civil War, most development in the state was along riverfronts, where slaves worked on cotton plantations.
Yellow-brown loess soil is found in the western parts of the state. It is separated from the Gulf of Mexico proper by the shallow Mississippi Sound, which is partially sheltered by Petit Bois Island, Horn Island, East and West Ship Islands, Deer Island, Round Island, and Cat Island.
The northeast is a region of fertile black earth that extends into the Alabama Black Belt. The northwest remainder of the state consists of the Mississippi Delta, a section of the Mississippi Alluvial Plain.