Meet Our New Employer Connector!

New Colleague Spotlight: Shaneka Washington We would like to welcome our Employer Connector Shaneka Washington to the Mississippi Center for Reentry Team. Shaneka sat down with Mariah to talk about her life and why she decided to join our team. You can read the full interview below. What is Your Background?I am from Helena Arkansas…

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Meet Ms. Aelicia Thomas!

We would like to introduce to you Ms. Aelicia Thomas one of our Virtual Re-Entry Conference and Resource Fair speakers. Ms. Thomas grew up in the small town of Maben, MS. She obtained her B.A. in Political Science from Alcorn State University, in Lorman, MS and her law degree from the University of Mississippi (Ole…

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Conference Exhibitor Spotlight: Project Thrive

Project THRIVE is a resource coordination program for individuals and families in Oxford/Lafayette County who are homeless or at risk. The Goals of Project Thrive Are: Streamline referrals for individuals seeking assistance through a single point of entry. Reduce barriers to housing stability. More effectively use existing local resources. Increase awareness and generate funding resources…

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Conference Sponsor Spotlight: Parole 2 Pride

Paroled2Pride assist released offenders in starting a new life through employment. Parole2Pride is a nonprofit organization that is located in Columbus, MS that bridges the gap between corporate America, the judicial system and non-violent offenders by using an accredited job training curriculum, geared towards successfully transitioning back to their families communities and society. Paroled2Pride’s mission is to reduce recidivism by…

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Meet M. Denise Fondren, Esq.

Ms. Fondren is the Managing Partner at Hickman Fondren PLLC in Oxford, MS. In this role, she serves as a Public Defender for Oxford Municipal Court as well as the Lafayette County Circuit Court.  She earned her Juris Doctorate from The University of Mississippi School of Law in May 2017 and was admitted to The Mississippi…

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New Re-Entry Conference and Resource Fair Dates Announced!

We are so excited to announce our new dates for our conference that was previously scheduled for Saturday, April 24, 2020 at the University of Mississippi School of Law. The Re-Entry Conference and Resource Fair will be held virtually on Friday, August 14, 2020 and Saturday, August 15, 2020. If you’ve previously registered for Re-Entry Conference and Resource Fair, no…

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