Founded in 1992, Mothers In Action’s mission is to improve the quality of life of the children and families in our community. A non-profit 501 organization founded in by Brenda Marsh-Mitchell, Johnnie Tillman, Lillian Mobley, Mary Henry, Nola Carter, Gwen Green, and Danny J. Bakewell, Sr. Mothers In Action came into existence as a result of the 1992 civil unrest. MIA brought together mothers who were devoted to God, family, community and the power of their “one” vote. These women explored creative ways to support, improve and motivate our elderly, youth and less fortunate residents of the community, while facilitating self-worth, dignity and respect. The founders championed causes that included healthcare, education, welfare rights, domestic violence and civil rights. We pray, we vote, we take care of our family, we take are of our community and we raise sand when it is necessary in support of My family and my community.
Services & Projects include but are not limited to mentoring services, financial literacy training, life skills training, senior and homeless feeds, life skills training, holiday food distribution, job training/placement referrals and assistance, college internship program, health/ career fairs, townhall meetings/community forums, self-esteem building, back to school healthfair, residential community clean-up and recycling annual event, Angel Tree Christmas Project, Community service opportunities, Taste of Soul Organizer, Voter registration. Today Mothers In Action is an active group of over 5,000 members and volunteers composed of concerned citizens, businesses and community agencies who roll up their sleeves to execute established projects and services that bring much needed valuable resources to the families in need. Mothers In Action primarily services underserved at risk youth and their families.