Executive Vice President of Education
Eloise McClinton, was named Executive Director of ICS
and the first woman in the history of the agency to hold this position in 2008. She was
one of twenty African American women recognized at the annual DeSoto County African
American History Symposium celebration on February 25th at Whispering Woods in
Olive Branch, Mississippi. Eloise is a member of Brown Baptist Church in Southaven,
MS, where she serves on various outreach ministries. She wishes to continue to
implement the same sound management practices as her mentor, Mr. Arvern Moore, that
elevated ICS from the past and now into the present spotlight. ICS’s slogan “Making
Small Miracles a Great Success” under her leadership will continue to take this
organization to higher heights. Her passion is empowering and ensuring that preschool
children and families obtain quality comprehensive services at the head start centers and
within the communities.
Through all of her accomplishments, duties, and obligations, she enjoys being the
wife of Minister Alonzo McClinton and playing with her darling grandchildren. She
feels honored to lead the second largest Head Start program in Mississippi.
McClinton, states that this is an honor to be leading the charge in ensuring that
our children are getting a head start in learning for the success of their future.
The Institute of Community Services, Inc ICS serves 14 counties in north
Mississippi, those counties are: Benton, Clay, Desoto, Grenada, Lafayette, Lowndes,
Marshall, Noxubee, Oktibbeha, Panola, Quitman, Tallahatchie, Tate, and Tunica.