Mississippi First is very happy to welcome two summer interns to our team.  Camille Cioffi and Tim Abram will be working in our Jackson office, and will be taking part in our efforts to increase access to high-quality pre-Kindergarten.

Camille is an Oregon native and a 2012 Teach For America corps member.  She just completed her first year at Hazlehurst (MS) Elementary School, and is joining us through TFA’s Delta Summer Fellows program.  Camille will be working on implementation of our state’s new pre-K bill, along with exploring Mississippi’s opportunity to apply for Race to the Top’s Early Learning Challenge.

Tim is a Horn Lake native and a rising senior majoring in Public Policy Leadership (PPL) at Ole Miss.   He is also active in our MSF college chapter.  Selected by his professors to serve as our Lott Summer Intern, Tim will be working on a follow-up to our Title I Pre-K Preliminary Report.  He will analyze data from our Title I PreK survey completed by school districts in January of this year.