Operation Shoestring provides year-round academic, social, and emotional support to children in central Jackson from pre-K-12th grade while supporting and providing resources to their families. The aim is to empower children and families to create their own success, and that of their community, so everyone rises together. The Research and Data Coordinator will focus on researching and archiving the oral history of Operation Shoestring’s constituent neighborhoods of Midcity, Georgetown and Midtown. This research will allow Jackson residents to obtain a clearer understanding of the current strengths and challenges of these neighborhoods. Subtopics of this research will include Operation Shoestring’s role and relationship with these neighborhoods and the broad civil rights history of the Shoestring constituent area. Through this project, community members will be able to tell their own stories and Operation Shoestring will also be able to more effectively evaluate its overall impact in this neighborhood area.