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Human & Cultural Services
Mission Statement
The mission of the Department of Human and Cultural Services is to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of the City of Jackson through cultural, social, educational, and economic activities.

The Human Services Component
The mission of the human services component is to implement and deliver an array of social, educational, and socioeconomic programs for the family unit; promote independence and self-sufficiency among the elderly; and provide public space for various community and neighborhood organizations to host events and meetings. This component consists of the divisions of Senior Services, Early Childhood Development, Family and Youth Division, Jobs for Jacksonians, Homeless Program, Fresh Start Program, AmeriCorps, and Americans Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance and initiatives.

The Cultural Services Component
The mission of the cultural services component is to expand and enhance the City of Jackson Cultural Arts Program. It promotes local artists and public awareness of cultural diversity in the community. The divisions which make up this component include Jackson Municipal Art Gallery, Russell C. Davis Planetarium, Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center, and Thalia Mara Hall/Arts Center.

Michael Raff

Louis Armstrong
Deputy Director

Gloria Fields-Anderson

Executive Office Coordinator

1000 Metrocenter
Suite 101
Jackson, MS 39209

Ph: 601-960-0383
Fx: 601-960-1572


8 a.m. - 5 p.m.