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Posts by Joanna Holbert

Education, Your Story

Save Our ESA: “Some of us just can’t put our kids in public school. We have to have a choice.”

by Joanna Holbert

“The ESA is a blessing. It’s very, very scary to think that…

Education, Your Story

Save Our ESA: “We will do what we have to do for our daughter”

by Joanna Holbert

“About 85 percent of parents of kids with special needs end up…

Education, Your Story

Save Our ESA: Jalyn finds a home and an education

by Joanna Holbert

“We overwhelmingly felt like somebody had to fight for these kids. Even…

Education, Your Story

Save Our ESA: These kids are going to grow up to be productive citizens because of the ESA

by Joanna Holbert

“I’m a public school teacher and I got a $1,000 raise over…

Employability, News

Empower Mississippi launches Employer Toolkit for second chance hiring

by Joanna Holbert

Empower Mississippi has announced the publication of “Untapped: How Chance Hiring Can Grow…

News

Empower Mississippi welcomes Katie Elliott

by Joanna Holbert

Empower Mississippi President Grant Callen announced today that Katie Elliott has been…

Education

Waitlisted Families to Receive ESAs

by Joanna Holbert

Mississippi families who have been waitlisted for years hoping to receive a Special…

Education

Legislature Creates Additional ESA Scholarships

by Joanna Holbert

March 29, 2019 Approximately 300 New Seats Added to the Program Today,…

Employability

Program Aims to Equip Those Incarcerated Upon Release

by Joanna Holbert

Broken is a series that highlights broken pieces of our criminal justice…

Education, Your Story

The Byrds: The System Is Not Working for Our Daughter

by Joanna Holbert

“Being born with a disability should not mean you have to pay…

Education, Your Story

Students Benefit from ESA Program

by Joanna Holbert

Families of children with special needs know all too well the stresses…

Education

Senate Votes to Extend ESA Program Until 2024

by Joanna Holbert

Today, the Senate passed Senate Bill 2675 to extend the Education Scholarship…