The goal of the Mississippi Department of Employment Security is to help Mississippians get jobs. Through our network of WIN Job Centers, MDES matches qualified, prospective employees with employers. In addition, MDES administers the unemployment benefits program that provides payments to Mississippians who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own. This temporary compensation enables unemployed individuals to concentrate on securing new jobs.
January 31, 2024
We are excited to announce that MARC will be partnering with Hope Alliance for services to returning citizens.
While the details are still very much in process, most of our activities will continue in the same form. However, some of our operations will be different. Come join us at our next meeting to hear more details and ask questions. Join us on Saturday, February 17, 2024, from 10:00 - 12:00 noon at St. Paul Catholic Church in Flowood, MS.
A zoom link will be available for those that cannot attend in person.
Dorothy Balser, MSW
MS Association for Returning Citizens (MARC)
June 15, 2023
Do you want to help reduce crime rates and recidivism in your community?
You can help returning citizens overcome barriers, begin a new path toward success, and become successful, productive community members! Join us for a free lunch and learn event at Locus Benedictus in Greenwood, MS on July 29, 2023, from 11-1:30.
Our Mission is to raise awareness and increase support for people getting out (and staying out) of prison. On July 29, you will learn about the challenges faced by those reentering society, hear personal testimonies from people with lived experience in the criminal justice system, meet current MARC volunteers, and learn how you can help citizens successfully return to their communities and families.
Volunteers from the Jackson area have been working with men and women in local prisons to discover resources, be encouraged to start anew, and make a plan for life after they are released. We have had great success with people turning their lives around and moving forward in a positive and productive way. We are seeking local residents to continue this great work and help make a positive impact in your community. Whether you’re interested in becoming a class facilitator, a community advocate, a researcher, or a mentor, there is a role for you to contribute your unique skills and passion.
Sign up today and join us in building a brighter future for those affected by the criminal justice system in Greenwood, MS. We won't keep you long and lunch is on us! Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
November 30, 2022
December 17, 2022 ~ 9:00am - 1:00pm
St. Columb's Episcopal Church,
550 Sunnybrook Rd, Ridgeland, MS
Parish Hall Library
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What to expect
- Offers a comprehensive approach to understanding the dynamics that cause and maintain poverty from the individual to the systemic level
- Provides concrete tools and strategies for a community to prevent, reduce, and alleviate poverty
- A foundational training guide for MARC volunteers -- or anyone who wishes to help people eliminate hurdles along the road to success
- Text your name and “Yes, BOP training” to 601-286-1781 or
- Sign up through the our website by filling out our contact form and saying “Yes, I will attend the BOP training”
This event is free. Lunch and training materials will be provided. Registration is required