Jeremiah Program is a national organization with a mission to disrupt the cycle of poverty for single mothers and their children, two generations at a time. 

Our work

Pillars of Disrupting Poverty

We believe that no mother should have to make the untenable choice between investing in herself and her children. Our holistic approach allows families to dream what is possible when they are able to bring all of their identities to bear in pursuit of their goals. 


JP has worked with families across the country for the past 25 years, supporting them on their paths to economic mobility. 

Delivering on our misson

Do. Foster. Influence.

We are building upon our learning of the past 25 years, honoring our successes while remaining agile and responsive to evolving needs. At JP, we recognize that economic mobility is not a sprint but a marathon. We believe this commitment requires that we Do. Foster. Influence

Two-Generation Programming

Leverage long- and short-term data insights to refine and strengthen our five-pillar offerings for single mothers and their children living on the financial margins.

Alumni Community

Build an alumni network to support the social currency, power, and influence of JP families as they move through the various chapters of economic mobility.

Public Policy

Explore ways that JP can build partnerships through research, advocacy, and narrative change by sharing the stories and insights of current JP families and JP alumni. 


A magazine for the JP Community

At Jeremiah Program, we know that supporting single mothers means supporting their children. That’s why we’re proud to join the whole family’s journey — two generations at a time — and that’s what the second issue of Imagine is all about.

Hear directly from the college-bound children of a JP alum what their mother taught them about education. Read a Q&A with the entrepreneur daughter of one of JP’s first graduates, who earned her degree in 2000. Learn how JP is investing in the next generation through 529 accounts, tutoring, summer enrichment, and more.

featured stories

Mom Voices, Policy

JP Alumni Fellow Story: Tiffany Meeks

JP Alumni Fellow Tiffany Meeks remembers being underestimated as a young single mom — and she taught her children that you create your own path. Now she wants to pass that message on to other single moms.

JP Life, Mom Voices, Two Gen

Imagine What Can Happen in a Generation: Meet the Smith Family

JP Alumni Fellow Dana Smith’s children know the effort it took for her to complete college as a single mom. Today, her oldest is a college junior, and her two teens are college-bound.

JP Life, Two Gen

Growing From a Stable Foundation

Entrepreneur Natalie Meeks-Johnson, a former JP kid, shares her JP memories and her perspective on how the program influenced her and her mother’s lives.