From the Desk of the Executive Director


January 1, 2022

Hello ICS,

Let us welcome 2022 with a zest moving forward as we work with our beautiful children and parents.  Learning is vital, and we must continue to stay on the forefront as we approach this new year.

Here at ICS, we have the best teaching, administrative and support staff to do the job needed for educating our children.

This is a new year! As we watch the pandemic (the omicron) we must be creative in ensuring that health and safety measures are utilized at our centers.  ICS’ goal is to ensure that our children are ready for the next level- which is kindergarten. There is no doubt in my mind that we are definitely moving forward.

We thank you for all that you do in moving the Institute of Community Services (ICS) forward.  This agency cannot do the wonderful, innovative, cutting edge, visions for the agency without our outstanding employees, for that I am grateful.

Much happiness and joy to the ICS family and all of our friends for your continuous support as we continue our efforts in Making Small Miracles a Great Success.

Happy New Year ICS!

Eloise McClinton, Executive Director


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About Eloise McClinton

Mrs. Eloise Phillips McClinton was born in the Pleasant Hill area of DeSoto County to the parents of Clifton and Elnora Phillips. She is the eighth of twelve children. She graduated with honors from Southaven High School and received her bachelor’s degree in social work from Rust College, and a master’s degree in community counseling from the University of Mississippi.  Her love for people is most evident in her employment history. She was employed as a mental health consultant at Communicare, Inc. in Holly Springs, MS for eleven years. In August of 1991, she accepted the position of Social Services Director at ICS Head Start in Holly Springs. Since her employment with ICS, she has had extensive training in the Head Start arena. She has attended training at local, state, regional and national levels. She has presented workshops at the National Head Start Conference, Mississippi Head Start Conference, North Mississippi Child Care Conferences, and the Mississippi Reading Conference.  She is a licensed social worker, with certification in the Provision of Day Treatment Services, State Department of Mental Health, and with certification in Alcohol and Drug Assessment and Treatment Planning. In 2002, Mrs. McClinton was promoted to serve as the Deputy Director of ICS Head Start, and in 2007 she was promoted to Executive Director of ICS, Inc.