MELA LAUNCHES 3 YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN

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Jackson, MS – December 7th, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Join Mississippi Early Learning Alliance (MELA) for a virtual LUNCH & LAUNCH on Tuesday, December 8th via Facebook Live to learn more about the organization’s three-year strategic plan. The plan focuses on MELA’s work with partners across the state to achieve systemic change leading to the holistic development of Mississippi children in their first 8 years of life. MELA Executive Director, Angela Bass, will present the goals, strategies, and programs that the organization will prioritize over the next 3 years. The event will culminate with a screening of the MELA  launch video narrated by MELA supporter and early learning advocate, Morgan Freeman.

“MELA is first and foremost an alliance, which means the voices and aspirations of Mississippi families, educators, and early childhood leaders were the bedrock of our plan and the foundation for its success. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to share the plan with our partners and get to work together,” said Dr. Bass.

Mississippi Early Learning Alliance (MELA) was established in 2018 through the vision and support of the Tallahatchie River Foundation. MELA drives collective impact with diverse stakeholders to achieve systemic change leading to the holistic development of Mississippi children in their first 8 years of life. MELA’s work is centered around coalition-building, disseminating pertinent information about Mississippi’s early childhood system, and achieving shared goals with partners for positive early childhood system change. Some of MELA’s current programs include coordinating the annual Early Childhood Development Capitol Day, sponsoring the Mississippi Early Learning Resources shared services website for childcare providers, and implementing the Thrive by 3rd Texting system for families with children 0-8, among others.

Learn more at www.msearlylearning.org

Join the launch via Facebook LIVE from 12:30pm-12:45pm here https://fb.me/e/htf3ILjEa

For more information visit the MELA website at https://www.msearlylearning.org/ or contact Biz Harris at biz@msearlylearning.org