Community Service

Imagining a better world inspires our students’ hearts for service. They raise funds to provide sustainable food sources, and raise helping hands for friends in need. The impact of JA’s community service reaches far beyond our campus, touching lives across the globe.

The Service and Learning Plan

The Jackson Academy Service and Learning Plan is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities. The Service and Learning Plan is based upon the principles found in the school’s mission statement. By committing to help others in need, students are challenged to become responsible citizens, while growing spiritually, emotionally, socially, and physically.

Community Service Fair

In September of each year the school hosts a Community Service Fair. Partner organizations come to campus to meet with students face-to-face, enabling students to find their niche in serving their communities.


Students submit documentation to the Service and Learning Coordinator for consideration and approval of volunteer work using the MobileServe app. This application is made available to students and faculty via their school-issued iPads and laptops. Any service hours to be earned during school must be approved by a dean prior to service. Non-school related service, including summer service, will be considered as long as appropriate documentation is provided and approved.

Meet Our Community Partners

American Cancer SocietyMegan McBeth at
American Heart AssociationJill Strickland at
American Red CrossCassandra Wells-Terry at
Big Brothers, Big SistersAva Bibbs or Michael Harvey at or
Canopy Children’s SolutionsTraci Grubb at
CARALea Ann Craig at
CitychurchApril Epperson at
Crossroads Services, LLCConnie Courtney at
Diabetes Foundation of MississippiAshley Johnson at
Families First for MississippiPamela McGee at
Gateway Rescue MissionBen Edwards at
Good Samaritan CenterVeronica Herrin at
Habitat for HumanityContyna McNealy at
Hope Hollow MinistriesPerry Rigby at
Joni and Friends of MississippiOlivia Parks at
Juvenile Diabetes Research FundTonya Harrison at
Keep Jackson BeautifulMarsha Hobson at 601.398.5219
Little Light HouseTammy Tadlock at 601.956.6131
Madison County Library SystemTiffany White at
Mission FirstLee Thigpen at
Mississippi Children’s Home ServicesKym Williams at
Mississippi Children’s MuseumSusan Branson at
Mississippi Community Education CenterEliza Ueltschey at 601.366.6405
Mississippi Food NetworkStacey Cain
Mississippi Library Commission TBSShellie Seigler at
Mississippi Museum of ArtMonique Davis at
Mississippi Museum of Natural Science T.J. Tippit at
Mississippi Sports Hall of FameMorgan Lewellen at or
Muscular Dystrophy AssociationEllie Denman at
Mustard SeedErin Williams at
Neighborhood Christian or 601.352.9049
Salvation ArmyTaylor Hart at
Sons of the KingJames Logan at 601.942.8778
Saint Dominic’s
Stewpot Community ServicesTara Lindsey at
University of Mississippi Medical CenterMarsha Burton at
Voice of Calvary MinistriesBarabara Parker-Thronton at
Youth Villages of MississippiKashea Johnson at