Golf & Tennis Tournament Funds a Family for a Year

On Monday, June 20, golfers, tennis players and volunteers came together at White Bear Yacht Club to support Jeremiah Program Minneapolis-St. Paul in a great day of friendly competition. Because of this wonderful community effort we will be able to fund a family for one year with the housing, early childhood education and support they need to move out of poverty into a stable and prosperous life.

One of our residents, Rhea, shared her story of transformation during dinner and illuminated all the ways she and her son have flourished thanks to the tools she gained at Jeremiah:

“I am a walking example of the ways the Jeremiah Program can intervene in two lives and provide resources, encouragement and expectations that create an example for others. I feel confident that my son will continue to follow in my steps, be proud of himself, meet and exceed the expectations that I have for him, and those that he has for himself. Together, two generations, we have broken the cycle of poverty.”

Jeremiah Minneapolis-St. Paul thanks all who made this year’s Golf & Tennis Tournament a rousing success.

Check out the pictures from the Tournament here.

Amazons in the Wild Supports New Families

Amazons in the Wild, the community outreach segment of a local women’s rugby club, partnered with Jeremiah Program Minneapolis-St. Paul this past week for a donation drive.

Amazons in the Wild-Target RunThe group did a Target run with funds raised by the community as well as at an event at Inbound BrewCo. These efforts resulted in three overflowing shopping carts worth of goods to be used for our new resident welcome baskets! Every resident who moves into Jeremiah Program Minneapolis-St. Paul receives a welcome basket that includes basic needs items such as bedding, towels, cleaning supplies, and kitchen utensils.

Our deep thanks to Amazons in the Wild for this tremendous support.

Pictured: Kate Stephens, Head of Community Involvement for Amazons in the Wild, delivering a second round of supplies and the bedding items purchased during the Target run.

Congratulations to Our Amazing Graduates

grad 16 v2Jeremiah Program Minneapolis-St. Paul celebrated the graduation of eight amazing young women and their children on June 11 in a wonderful ceremony at Wilder Center in St. Paul.

These determined graduates received degrees from Minneapolis Community and Technical College, St. Paul College, Normandale Community College, Century College and Metropolitan State University.

Special congratulations to our SHERO winners—LaSherion, Jessica, Jenneba and Crystal—and the RAVE winners—Victoria, Charlotte, Monsiou and Dulce.

Ellen Muller to Join Jeremiah as Chief Advancement Officer

Ellen_MullerJeremiah Program is pleased to announce that Ellen Muller will join the organization July 5 as Chief Advancement Officer. As a key member of the senior leadership team, Muller will lead Jeremiah’s growth strategies, building relationships with national funders. She also will facilitate enterprise-wide collaboration on fundraising strategies.

Muller comes to Jeremiah from the City of Saint Paul’s Department of Planning and Economic Development where, as the Economic Development Manager, she developed strategic relationships and partnerships with entrepreneurs, emerging and established businesses, CEOs, philanthropic partners, financing agencies and real estate professionals.

She began her career in development in 1983 and has served as development director for MAP for Nonprofits, financial development manager for the International Special Olympics Games, and as a successful fundraising consultant for the Vietnam Women’s Memorial Project, CommonBond Communities, and the U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame. She also was managing broker with GreatMinneapolis™ Real Estate and an executive sales manager for Weekenders USA.

“We are so pleased to have a person of Ellen’s caliber joining our team,” said Jeremiah Program President & CEO Gloria Perez. “As Jeremiah expands nationwide, we need an advancement professional who has the experience and skills to shape our strategy for growth. Ellen fits that description.”