Community Education brings community members together to identify and link needs and resources in a manner that encourages people to help themselves raise the quality of life in their communities. Community Education further recognizes that a process of involving citizens in identifying the conditions, resources, and priorities of the community is the central means of improving one's opportunity in life.

The Mississippi Community Education Center (MCEC), founded in 1974, has been a leader in the State of MS for community education for over 3 decades. Through our many years of developing and learning about processes that work (and those that don't work), we have come to be recognized as the subject matter experts in the field of community education.