Our Database of Past GUMBO Presenters

Explore our archive of past GUMBO presenters! It’s updated after each GUMBO. You can see a project description, contact info, websites for the projects and more.

Karissa Bowley & Derek Augustus

Environmentality

We want to change the way people see and treat their “waste” by drastically increasing its value in our local economy.


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Jena Howie

Nolia Coins

Nolia Coins incentivizes positive academics and excellent behavior in schools with the rewards (coins).


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DJ Baker

Esculent

Aims to help create and build folks own edible garden and landscapes at home or business.


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Janet Parker

MS Coding Academies

The MS Coding Academies is an 11-month tuition-free computer programming course to teach high-school graduates not on a college track how to be full-stack, industry standard computer coders.


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Veda Johny

SOUL

Our mission is to provide the homeless population with life sustaining resources to assist in transitioning back to being self sufficient for society.


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Alida Reyes

JXN Dreaming

A leadership/Mentorship Collective by students for students that supports the development of young creatives and provides space and resources to maximize their abilities


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Devon Cantwell

Jackson Kids Code

A start-up project with a mission is to expand access to computer science through summer camps and after school programming opportunities. We want to encourage students to be leaders in a new technology and innovation ecosystem in the Greater Jackson Area.


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Melvin Robinson

JXN History Podcast

A podcast featuring neighborhood histories in Jackson, MS.


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Leah Wittenberg

Growing Up Knowing

Growing Up Knowing’s newest program for elementary age students and their parents or caregivers: My Body, My Boundaries. This one-hour, evidence-based program gives families the knowledge and skills they need to say “NO” to abuse and bullying and effectively communicate with each other.


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Beth Thrasher

Wingfield HS Chess Team

The Wingfield HS Chess Team has gone from fledgling after-school club to #5 ranked team in the state. Continued pursuit of success for this program requires financial support to fund travel to tournaments, professional training & support for our volunteer efforts exposing more children to “The Game of Kings” in Jackson.


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Daniel johnson

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Anthony Scarborough

Belhaven Heights Neighborhood Association

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MS Tobacco Free

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Belhaven Heights Neighborhood Association

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