The Tallahatchie Early Learning Alliance (TELA) will become an initiative of the Mississippi Early Learning Alliance upon the completion of its spin-off from the Tallahatchie River Foundation. TELA has 2 programmatic components: the Early Learning Collaborative and the Tallahatchie County collective impact work. Learn more about TELA at

Our work through TELA keeps us grounded and informs how we develop solutions amidst community complexities. We have learned and continue to learn many valuable lessons about working in tandem with communities, building from the many assets in underserved communities and leveraging the love community members have for its youngest citizens.

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