MLICCI releases new special report on TANF

We’re excited to announce the release of our special report on the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families or TANF program. Our report, “TANF at 20 in Mississippi: A Pathway Out of Poverty or a Shrinking Safety Net? ” takes a look back at the last 20 years since the programs inception. In addition to offering a […]

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Encouraged by state’s new early childhood program; awaiting details

The Mississippi Low-Income Child-Care Initiative (MLICCI) is very encouraged by the state’s new plan for its early childhood program that sensibly puts more emphasis on support like onsite mentoring and coaching and less on punitive clipboard evaluations. The revised plan, which goes into effect July 1, has community colleges playing a central role by providing childcare […]


MLLICI’s fight for justice will continue

The election results have us in a brief moment of assessment. ​Our nation just elected a president who was endorsed by KKK groups and who demonstrated that he thinks of women as nothing more than sex objects to be assaulted for the pleasure of men. White Mississippians – both men and women – overwhelmingly voted ​ in support of […]