The Latest from MELA

Mississippi Business Tax Credits

Mississippi businesses have a  $557 million problem – and if we utilize all the tools at our disposal – I think we can solve it. But first, I want to share a story. Seven years ago, I left a job I loved in the Mississippi Delta and moved back to my hometown, Laurel, Miss., to … Read more

2022-2023 Annual Report

MELA presents the third annual progress report for the 2022-2023 reporting year. The Mississippi Early Learning Alliance (MELA) was created to build, strengthen, and support coalitions to advocate for systems change to improve early learning and child development outcomes in the state of Mississippi. Each year, MELA pulls together an annual report to discuss the … Read more

Ms FFtF Member Progress Meeting

We invite you to join us Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. to hear all the exciting things happening within the Forum since the Forum For The Future Summit in May. The Working Group Co-Chairs and Members have done some vital work. We will hear from Dr. Cathy Grace and Dr. Heather Hanna about … Read more

MELA is thrilled to introduce two new teammates to our coalition partners

The Mississippi Early Learning Alliance (MELA) is excited to announce two new members to the MELA team, Alexis Hicks and Mindy Phillips. Both Phillips and Hicks bring vital experience and connections to the important coalition-building work that MELA has undertaken for the past four years. Hicks has joined MELA in an entirely new role dedicated … Read more