Meet the Staff
Spring Initiative is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2011 by Anja Thiessen and Bianca Zaharescu to invest in the brilliance and potential of the amazing students in Coahoma County, Mississippi, and to address the lack of opportunities and resources available to them – something they realized firsthand while volunteering as teacher’s assistants at Sherard Elementary School. Today, Anja and Bianca still run Spring and live in Clarksdale, along with an-ever growing staff of caring educators and volunteers.
Board of Directors
The Spring Board of Directors is made up of committed and caring professionals and Clarksdale community members who bring their expertise, passion, connections, and resources to our organization to help us thrive.