The law firm of Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi is the recipient of the 2014 National Legal Aid and Defender Association’s Beacon of Justice Award, given in recognition of the holistic legal and non-legal services firm members have provided to families on Jeremiah’s Minneapolis campus.
“We are deeply grateful to this very talented and dedicated group of attorneys who have provided much-needed legal assistance to our young mothers to help them resolve thorny legal matters,” said Lucy Gerold, Executive Director of the Minneapolis and Saint Paul campuses. “Many of our residents can move forward with their lives life because they were able to deal with the legal barriers that kept them stuck.”
Jeremiah looks forward to its continued collaboration with the generous attorneys at Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi.
The Washington Post named Jeremiah Program in its May 7 feature article on two generational approaches to tackling poverty. The article prominently featured Ascend at the Aspen Institute and called out Jeremiah as one of the pilot projects Ascend has invested in to disrupt inter-generational poverty. Read the full article here.
Jeremiah Program brings together a nationally recognized panel on Thursday, May 8, at the University of Minnesota’s McNamara Alumni Center to discuss two generational approaches to ending poverty. Panelists include Anne Mosle of Ascend at the Aspen Institute; MNSCU Chancellor Steven J. Rosenstone; and Amy Susman-Stillman, co-director of the Center for Early Education and Development at the University of Minnesota.
More information available here.
On April 23, leaders from Jeremiah Program’s Minneapolis-Saint Paul campuses shared the organization’s return on investment research at a public event at Wilder Foundation. The event attracted more than 150 nonprofit leaders from across a spectrum of disciplines to discuss the value, challenges, and impact of a rigorous return on investment study.
The goal of the event was to share what Jeremiah learned and to encourage other nonprofits to think critically about the need to collect accurate data, identify the net cost of their programs, and measure their organization’s impact accurately.
The event was summarized on Storify.