Promoting Community Engagement
Jessica Ann Moore Foundation (formerly The Drop Out To Degree Program) was founded July 2009 by Dr. Phyllis Moore-Tolliver and co-founder Jessica A. Moore (deceased). Jessica Ann Moore, co-founder of Drop Out to Degree Program and an honors student at Seton Hall University, East Orange, New Jersey, majoring in Psychology was tragically shot and later died of her injuries on September 25, 2010 as she attended a fraternity party. The foundation was renamed Jessica Ann Moore Foundation, to honor Jessica's memory and to continue the work that she was so very passionate about.
The Jessica Ann Moore Foundation purchased the Annie B. Jackson Elementary School, located at 408 School Street, Waverly, VA 23890. This building is now the home to the foundation and has been converted into a Community Center for the County of Sussex, VA and surrounding communities. It host various educational and recreational activities. In addition, the Town of Waverly has been provided an opportunity to use the Center as an Emergency Shelter and to help student in virtual learning during the COVID-19 Pandemic.