BBB Charity Review for
Community Students Learning Center

A BBB Accredited Charity since 2/22/2011


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Charity Contact & Profile

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Business Name:
Business Address: 333 Yazoo Street
Lexington, MS 39095

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Original Business Start Date: 8/25/2003
Type of Entity: Charity/NonProfit
Incorporated: 2003 in MS
Phone Number:
(662) 834-0905
Fax Number:
(662) 834-0906
Email Address:
Type of Business:
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Evaluation Conclusions

This organization has been evaluated in relation to the 20 Better Business Bureau Standards for Charitable Accountability. This organization meets all those standards.


Mission for the Community Students Learning Center is to promote community and educational change, by providing state-of-the-art leadership development, and personal improvement opportunities for youth, adults, and seniors.


List of Services:

One-on-one Homework Assistance

State-of-the-art Computer Technology


Grant and Proposal Writing

Adult Enrichment & Literacy

Job Training Programs

Self-esteem (Independent Living)

Skills for a successful Interview

Career guidance and students support

JSU Small Business Development

Other Programs

Enrichment & Literacy:
Reading Labs
Math Labs
College Prep
States Mandates Test
Art Classes

Job Training:
Resume' Writing
Employment Planning
Interview Techniques
Positive Behavioral Support
Employment Resources Health Awareness:
Physical Fitness
CPR Classes

Business Plan Writing
JSU Small Business Development
Grant Writing

Youth Programs:
One-on-one Homework Assistance
Summer Camp
Drama/Vocalist/Music Classes

Latest Programs

Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grants - the grant assist 35 families in Holmes County and 9 families in North Carroll County with emergency home rehabilitation, such as handicap modifications, roof repairs, windows and door replacement, plumbing and electrical repair.

US Department of HUD - Empowering the Delta with a Growing Economy (EDGE) grants - the grant provided job training to 100 adults and 50 teens, business incubator for entrepreneurs, to build 6 houses and rehabilitate 5 existing homes, and provide a facility to house entrepreneurial business incubator for start-up business.


Board Size:6
Paid Staff:15

Fundraising Methods

Community Students Learning Center will accept donations and contributions from individuals and business, but they're main prime source for support comes from government grants.

Financial Summary

According to the IRS Form 990 for the Fiscal Year ended 12/31/2011:

Total Income $967,018.00
Total Expenses $953,486.00
Gain/Loss for the Year $13,532.00

Expense Breakdown
Item Amount % of Expenses
Programs $952,865.00 99.93%
Fund Raising $0.00 0.00%
Administrative $621.00 0.07%
Miscellaneous $0.00 0.00%

Income Breakdown
Item Amount % of Income
Contributions $947,143.00 97.94%
Program Service Revenue $19,875.00 2.06%

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Customer Complaint History

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BBB has processed no customer complaints on this charity in its three year reporting period.

Government Action(s)

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BBB has no information regarding government actions at this time.

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Report as of: 7/28/2015
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