Our mission is to spread the wholistic Gospel of Jesus Christ which transforms lives and entire communities.

Summer Arts Camp (SAC)

JVMPF’s  staff believes positive parental guidance, a safe and nurturing environment and the teaching of strong Christian morals and values play an important role in the life of a child.

Come join the fun and learning as we mentor children in education while exploring Mississippi and learning to contribute to its culture.  Click here to learn more!



Come Volunteer!

There are a variety of opportunities for volunteerism at The John & Vera Mae Perkins Foundation. Volunteering is a powerful way of sharing your God-given talents and gifts to improve the lives of others. We have Internship programs, Community Service Hours, Day Volunteers (AM & PM), Mission Project opportunities and more. If you have the spirit to serve, then God needs you for His service.
Our Mission Statement is to spread the wholistic Gospel of Jesus Christ which transforms lives and entire communities. Our vision is to inspire and advance the Gospel of reconciliation, justice and Christian Community Development nationally and around the world.

Morning and Afternoon Opportunities

Special Events, Property Management, Lawn Care, Marketing, Communications, Information Technology (IT), and Writing.

Evening Opportunities

  • To coordinate and follow-up with the mentor/child relationship
  • Coordinate other activities: Good News Club (GNC) and Girls & Boys Fun Club
  • Recruit fellow college students to become a mentor

Contact us to learn more about how you can volunteer!

2018 Summer Intern Packet

Become A Mentor

Make a Difference – We are excited to announce the launch of our new Mentoring Program every Tuesday evening. We want all of our children to understand the Gospel of Jesus and to look to scripture as the absolute truth for their lives.

The Original home of the C.C.D. Movement!
Christian Community Development

Dr. John M. Perkins’ new memoir Dream With Me is now available!

Tuesday Monthly Luncheon

11:45 to 1:00pm at
John & Vera Mae Perkins Foundation,
1831 Robinson St., 
Jackson, MS 39209.
Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017
Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018
Tuesday, Feb 6, 2018
Tuesday, Mar 6, 2018
Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018
Tuesday, May 1, 2018