Jeremiah’s first expansion came in 2007 when St. Paul, Minnesota, community leaders joined with Jeremiah leaders to build a second location. A $14 million campaign allowed construction of a campus with 38 units in the Summit-University neighborhood.
As the population of low-income single mothers in the U.S. continues to grow, Jeremiah is answering calls from communities around the country who are eager for effective approaches to reducing poverty. This growing need is driving Jeremiah Program’s national expansion into new communities.
In Austin, Texas, phase one (4 units of housing) opened in fall 2013, and ground will be broken in late 2015 on an expanded campus to serve 35 families. In addition, leaders in Fargo, North Dakota–Moorhead, Minnesota, are making progress in establishing a campus in their community, and pilot projects with Endicott College are underway in Boston, Massachusetts.