About our board


Our board meets on the third Thursday of March, June, September and November from 6:00 - 8:00 PM in the Conference Room at the Families as Allies offices in Jackson (see address below).  All of our meetings are open to the public and include a Public Comment Section.  We find the Public Comment section to be one of the most valuable parts of our meetings and welcome feedback from as many people as possible.  We request that Public Comments be limited to three minutes so that everyone who wishes to participate has the opportunity to do so.



Sylvia Leggette, President

Marika Cackett, Treasurer

Cheryl Grogan, Secretary

Roberta Burrell

Paula VanEvery

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Upcoming Events
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 07:30 AM
Families as Allies in Jackson, MS

Bring Your IEP Day


Come to the Families as Allies office on Tuesday, July 24th with your IEP and your questions. Drop in anytime between 7:30 AM and 6 PM. You'll be able to visit with parents who have been in your shoes, and we will support you in finding answers.


You will also have the opportunity to share feedback about ways to make JPS work better for all students and families if you would like. The feedback will be shared with the Better Together Commission.

Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Word and Worship Church in Jackson, MS

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Families as Allies is funded through generous donations, training fees, grants from the Substance Abuse and Mental Heath Services Administration, the City of Jackson and the Department of Mental Health, and contracts with other non-profits and agencies.