Job Opening: Gulf Coast Outreach Coordinator

Ours to Change Mississippi (OTC) believes that Mississippi’s future depends on having an educated populace. We are working to ensure that Mississippi fully funds K-12 public education by 2020. This long-term effort is committed to building an infrastructure that can…

Your Guide to Absentee Voting in Mississippi

This November, Mississippi is holding its gubernatorial elections. These elections are important because we’re voting on the Governor, Lt. Governor, and Secretary of State seats, along with state executive offices, state senate, state house, and special state legislative. All statewide…

Job Announcement: Organizing Director

Job Announcement: Organizing Director

Ours to Change Mississippi (OTC) believes that Mississippi’s future depends on having an educated populace. We are working to ensure that Mississippi fully funds K-12 public education by 2020. This long-term effort is committed to building an infrastructure that can…

Our New Executive Director Shares Her Vision

Please join us in welcoming our new Executive Director, Jessica L. Carter. Her story and experience make her the ideal person to lead us into the next phase of our work. Read on for an introduction from Jessica and her…

History, Transition, and Introduction of New ED Jessica Carter

One of the greatest challenges of my life has been serving as the founding Executive Director of Ours To Change Mississippi. Having taught in classrooms for thirty-two years, I saw what the underfunding of our public schools meant to students. …

Job Announcement: Communications Director

Ours to Change Mississippi (OTC) believes that Mississippi’s future depends on having an educated populace. We are working to ensure that Mississippi fully funds K-12 public education by 2020. This long-term effort is committed to building an infrastructure that can…

Job Announcement: Operations Manager

Ours to Change Mississippi (OTC) believes that Mississippi’s future depends on having an educated populace. We are working to ensure that Mississippi fully funds K-12 public education by 2020. This long-term effort is committed to building an infrastructure that can…

Now is your chance to shape Mississippi public education

If you’ve ever felt an urgency to make sure every child in Mississippi receives a quality education, we are right there with you. Success in the classroom doesn’t depend only on the dedication of teachers, but also on the amount…

Mississippi just made it easier for teachers to run for office. Here’s why that’s important.

In Mississippi, legislators serve only a few months a year, so they’ve always held lots of different jobs in addition to public service. Many are lawyers and farmers. Several own businesses. But very few of them, even those who serve…

Your Mississippi In-Person Voting Guide

The way you vote impacts the trajectory of your city, county, the state of Mississippi, the entire United States, for generations to come. This is why it’s critical that you let your voice be heard with your vote. You’re hopefully…