Posts by Joanna Holbert

Education, Your Story

Save Our ESA: ‘Families depend on it.’

by Joanna Holbert

“I don’t want to think of what Landon’s life might look like…

Justice

Rankin County Sheriff (Part Two): ‘They need a brand new life and I’m going to help them’

by Joanna Holbert

“It breaks my heart to see the talent we have in this…

Justice

Rankin County Sheriff: Helping Inmates Find Success

by Joanna Holbert

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey has adopted a new approach when it…

Education, Your Story

Save Our ESA: ‘If the ESA went away it would be a blow to the gut’

by Joanna Holbert

“People want to say, ‘You’re choosing private school.’ No, I’m not choosing…

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…

Justice, Press Releases

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…

Press Releases

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,…