The Family and Children Research Unit at Mississippi State University’s Social Science Research Center began the Mississippi Data Project (MDP) through a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The purpose of the MDP website is to serve as a resource for disseminating information that can improve the outcome for Mississippi’s children. With a focus on education, health and economically secure families, the project seeks to provide information to other Mississippi W.K. Kellogg Grantees.