Planning & Development Department

This department is responsible for planning, developing, and organizing support activities needed to achieve the desired goals and outcomes within agency programs. HCHRA recognizes that planning is a fundamental property of a business structure. We create these individual plans for each program and department, but we also look at “Big Picture” planning, or strategic plans for the agency as a whole. Each division within the Planning and Development Department has a unique function providing support to HCHRA.

Planning & Development Division

HCHRA has 11 different grants or programs that operate simultaneously. The Planning & Development Division is responsible for grant review, analysis, writing, reporting, and submission. The P&D Division also conducts the Annual Community Strengths and Needs Assessment, our Annual Report to the Public, Community Action Plan, as well as our agency’s Strategic Plan.

Communications & Development Division

The Communications & Development Division provides us with the format, layout, design, and language needed to clearly relay that message. We do this in many different ways.  We produce radio, television and newspaper ads, we update the website or create flyers, calendars, memos, letters, and hundreds of internal forms and documents each year.

The Communications & Development Division is responsible for event planning, fundraising, media relations, and interacting with professional and civic organizations. They will recruit and invite keynote speakers, musicians, public officials, hosts, and many others to take part in our community events, all while protecting and maintaining the image and message that HCHRA strives to uphold.

Quality Assurance Division

Throughout the agency, we monitor our outcomes, so that we understand how the plan is working, also if the plan and/or policies that were communicated are being interpreted and implemented as we intended, and what changes or corrections to the plan do we need to revisit. The Quality Assurance Division gives us a real-time perspective on how well we plan, and it helps us narrow the field, by identifying what pieces are missing, and who missed them, which allows us to provide more specific training and resource allocation to train staff.



Angelique Rawls

Angelique Rawls

Assistant Vice President for Communications and Development

Angelique has a broad and varied background in marketing, public relations, media management, communications, business development, and event management.  She spent more than ten years in the public and private sectors and served eight years as the partner of a marketing and media management firm before she joined Hinds County Human Resource Agency in 2012.

She earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Marketing from Jackson State University, where she also completed advanced studies in economics and business.  She was ranked number one in her senior marketing class.

Angelique says she has been fortunate to have some amazing career experiences, but believes working for a community action agency has been one of the most rewarding.