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Archive for August 2018

Back to Your School of Choice

August 30, 2018 by Elyse Marcellino As classrooms fill with students headed back to school this month, more Mississippians than ever can apply their tax dollars to an educational setting that works best for them. Education choice program enrollment in the state continues to increase each year.  In 2013, only 32 students were enrolled in brand new…

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Miss Mississippi Shines a Light on Criminal Justice Reform

Miss Mississippi 2018 Asya Branch Miss Mississippi 2018 Asya Branch is on a mission to raise awareness for children of Mississippians who are incarcerated – a group of which she became a member at the age of 10. “I remember coming home from school and pulling into the driveway to see all of the government…

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Empower Mississippi Names Director of Communications

Empower Mississippi President Grant Callen announced today that Joanna Holbert has been named Director of Communications for the organization. “With over 20 years of experience in the newspaper and publishing industry, Joanna brings a wealth of experience to this position,” said Callen.  “She is the ideal choice to connect with our audience and enhance the…

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Connecting Employability and Criminal Justice Reform: By the Numbers

You may have heard that Mississippi is currently experiencing record low unemployment numbers. While this progress should certainly be applauded, it’s only one indicator. State leaders have said that the state is doing so well, we have jobs looking for people instead of people looking for jobs. In July, there were nearly 40,000 unfilled jobs in the state according…

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