3300 20th St
Gulfport, MS 39501-4311
Gulfport Job Corps Center is located on 8 acres in Gulfport, Mississippi, just a short drive from the beachfront and downtown. Badly damaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2008, the center reopened at a reduced capacity in 2010.
The site that is today the Gulfport Job Corps Center began its life in 1921 as a two-story wood frame school building, the only school for African-Americans in the city of Gulfport at the time. In 1954, more sturdy brick structures were added, and 33rd Avenue High School looked a lot like many of the modern high schools of the time. When Gulfport Public Schools were integrated in 1969, 3333rd Avenue High School was closed, and the site eventually became the Gulfport Job Corps Center.
In 2005, Hurricane Katrina caused severe damage to the school’s old structures, and the Job Corps Center was forced to use temporary structures until preservationists, alumni, and the federal government could come to an agreement about what form the restored center would take. In February of 2017, a deal was struck to rebuild the center and preserve two of the structure’s original walls.
Our campus' residential living facilities can house 34 male students and 34 female students in dorms with up to four students per room. Residential students live with four roommates and enjoy the following amenities:
- laundry facilities
- computer labs
- TV lounges
- vending machines
Each dorm room has its own bathroom and shower. There is also an on-site independent living adviser to help make dorm life safe, clean, and productive for the students. We also serve nonresidential students.
Students stay in separate male and female dormitories. There are four students to each dorm room. Your room will be assigned to you upon arrival at the center.
Job Corps values diversity and will provide you with opportunities to live and interact with people of many different backgrounds.