The McLean Institute is committed to working with a broad network of partners to further its service to the University and the state of Mississippi.

At the core of McLean’s mission is poverty alleviation through education.  Currently, the Institute supports initiatives that prepare children for success by addressing the preparation gap, the achievement gap, and that build assets and financial literacy to cultivate college-going aspirations. We also work to build support for service-learning teaching and research on campus and recognize students and leaders who work towards sustainable change. We invite you to learn more about our campus, community, and national partners and the work they do to fight poverty.