State Senator David Blount: Better Schools, Better Jobs
> July 9, 2014 from 11:45 AM to 1:00 PMThe Better Schools, Better Jobs campaign has support from Mississippians of all political persuasions - it's not about geography or race or economic status. It's about the fate of our children's ability to get the education they need for the good jobs of tomorrow. It's also about the heart and soul of Mississippi's economic future.
Better Schools, Better Jobs is seeking to garner enough signatures to put on the November 2015 ballot a constitutional amendment for K-12 public school funding.
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Time: 11:45 AM to 1 PM
Date: Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Location: Mississippi Arts Center; 201 E. Pascagoula St., Jackson, MS
Admission: $12 ($10 for members)
Members and non-members are encouraged to attend and bring guests. The cost is $12 per person ($10 for current members), payable on site by cash, credit card or check the day of the program, and includes lunch catered by Broad Street Bakery.
Jackson 2000 Dialogue Circles and Projects
Jackson 2000's signature service to the community are the Dialogue Circles that we offer in a number of different contexts. Dialogue Circles are structured, facilitated discussions among diverse groups of individuals in a comfortable, safe setting.
The goal is to open up about issues -- both sensitive issues and personal experiences -- to better understand one another. The result is frequently new friendships and relationships that can continue beyond the Circle into the community as a whole.
Youth Dialogue Circles
Alumni of the Youth Dialogue Circles sessions held between Jim Hill High School and North West Rankin joined together in Jim Hill’s homecoming day parade on Friday, October 5, 2012 to march together for understanding and racial diversity, despite being rivals in the game held later that night.The students from the two schools had participated in a dialogue circle earlier in the year that created lasting memories and friendships, encouraging the students and school educators to continue with the program. They are scheduled to have more group sessions in 2013, preceded by a joint community service project with Habitat for Humanity in November. The success of this pilot youth program has encouraged Jackson 2000, with the help of motivated teachers and school administrations, to expand into other local high schools.
Interested teachers or administrators can contact Dominic DeLeo, Dialogue Circle committee coordinator by email at email@example.com to discuss setting up a program at their school.
Photo Wall: Friendship Ball Gala
Welcome to Jackson 2000!
Jackson 2000, Inc., is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation in Jackson, Mississippi dedicating to improving understanding and harmony between people of different races, ethnicities and background. Currently in our 25th year, Jackson 2000 offers monthly programming, social events throughout the year and ongoing Dialogue Circles the promote discussion, understanding, friendships and better working relationships throughout the community.
Jackson 2000 thanks the Nissan Foundation for its generous support in 2013-2014. The foundation's support has allowed us to expand our adult Dialogue Circle program and enabled us to create both high school and college dialogue circle programs.