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FAMILY GENERATED ANTI-VIOLENCE INITIATIVE PLANNING MEETING!

Our organization is hosting a planning meeting, Tuesday, August 22, 2017 from 6:00-7:00pm in terms of October being Domestic Violence month; therefore, we are preparing early for our upcoming event.  Domestic Violence is a crime that unevenly or disproportionately impacts women and children. The purpose of the Family Generated Anti-Violence Initiative is to reduce incidences […]

TOWN HALL COMMUNITY MEETINGS!!

TOWN HALL COMMUNITY MEETINGS!!! There will be several meetings facilitated by Mr. Leroy Johnson regarding Redistricting and Consolidation of Holmes County School District and Durant Public School (DPS). The first three meetings have been scheduled as follows: TCHULA CITY HALL SATURDAY, AUGUST 12, 2017 @ 10AM LEXINGTON CITY HALL MONDAY, AUGUST 14, 2017 @ 6PM […]

50th Anniversary Celebration of Robert G. Clark

Please come out on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, for a special event honoring: ROBERT G. CLARK, former Mississippi House Representative For more detailed information, please click on link below Robert G Clark  

Southern Echo and MS Delta Catalyst Roundtable Submission to MDE on ESSA

The Mississippi Delta Catalyst Roundtable and Southern Echo, Inc. met July 13-16, 2017 in efforts to address the Mississippi Department of Education – Mississippi Succeeds State Plan Public Comment and Input Online Survey in terms of Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  Please click on the link below to review our comments.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- […]

DSC, LDF & MS DELTA CATALYST ROUNDTABLE PRESS CONFERENCE!

On June 15, 2017, Mississippi Organizations across the Delta in particular the MS Delta Catalyst Roundtable and Southern Echo; along with our Dignity in Schools (DSC) partners from Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio, Louisiana, and New Jersey held a press conference after attending Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) ESSA Plan presentation to the State Board of Education […]

News Release: MDE Announces Meetings to Present “MS Succeeds Plan” for Student Achievement…

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release: June 12, 2017 JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) announced today a series of public meeting dates to unveil the state’s draft plan for elevating teaching and learning while focusing on school and district accountability. Public comments from a statewide listening tour informed the development of initiatives […]

Conversation with the Legislators!!!

To all citizens of Holmes County, you’re invited to attend a Community Meeting on Saturday, May 20, 2017.  Please click the link below for more detailed information: Community Meeting-Seniors Building If any questions, please feel free to contact our office.

Alert – Aftermath of Tornado!

UPDATE!  Nollie Jenkins Family Center went throughout the city of Durant and took pictures of the devastation and spoke to community to get a feel of what was needed and listed below are some of the immediate needs: Food (non-perishable) Flashlights (with batteries) Toilet tissue Paper towel Soap Hygiene  items Laundry detergent Throw blankets There […]

URGENT NOTIFICATION! Durant, MS

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE TORNADO AND SEVERE DAMAGE, DURANT MS IS WITHOUT POWER AND CLEAN UP IS TAKING PLACE. OUR OFFICE IS CLOSED AT LEAST UNTIL FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2017.  WE WILL ATTEMPT TO RESPOND TO EMAILS THE BEST WE CAN; HOWEVER, SHOULD YOU NEED TO CONTACT OUR OFFICE, PLEASE CALL ELLEN REDDY, […]

ACTION EVENT: Free Our Girls Teach-In!

Kameisha Smith, our Youth Program Coordinator is reaching out to those of you that expressed an interest in our work around violence in school and communities towards women and girls of color.  We’ve been busy but our work to end systemic violence in communities and school, including corporal punishment, is still on-going.  As a matter […]