Jeremiah Program Chosen as a SXSW Community Service Awards Honoree

Jeremiah Program Austin has been honored with a 2018 SXSW Community Service Award. Among the honorees are six individuals and six organizations chosen for their hard work serving communities in Austin and beyond. According to Ari Roth of SXSW, “Honorees receive grants to further their goals, complimentary badges to SXSW, and a chance to spread the word about their work to the SXSW community.”

Jeremiah Program Featured at Minnesota 2Gen Summit

Photo courtesy of the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation

As a leader in the 2Gen gen field and a member of Ascend at the Aspen Institute, Jeremiah Program was proud to attend the Minnesota 2Gen Summit to Reduce Poverty hosted by Ascend and the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation. The Summit featured leaders from the City of Saint Paul, The Saint Paul Foundation, and the Humphrey School of Public Affairs Future Services Institute – University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs who gathered to discuss 2Gen solutions and strategies to combat poverty across Minnesota. In addition to speakers from leading organizations in the 2Gen field, a panel of Jeremiah mothers ms fielded questions about the impact that 2Gen solutions to ending poverty have had on their lives and the lives of their children. Through panels, discussions, and workshops, organizations at the event worked to build impactful relationships to foster future meaningful collaboration across city, state, and nonprofit partners in the fight against poverty using the 2Gen model.  In a joint letter published in the Pioneer Press by three prominent attendees as a result of their participation in the event, MayKao Hang – president and CEO of the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, Chris Coleman – Mayor of the City of Saint Paul, and Emily Piper – Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Services, the three say that recognized also mention Jeremiah Program as a proven model for successful two generation systems, and emphasized the need to shift mindsets to a focus on the whole family rather than the individual in the fight against poverty.

Contributing articles:
Broyhill, L. (2017, September 18). State 2Gen Leaders Come Together in Minnesota. Retrieved November 14, 2017, from https://ascend.aspeninstitute.org/state-2gen-leaders-come-together-in-minnesota/
MayKao Hang, Chris Coleman and Emily Piper. (2017, September 20). Hang, Coleman, Piper: Poverty shouldn’t determine destiny. Retrieved November 14, 2017, from http://www.twincities.com/2017/09/24/hang-coleman-piper-poverty-shouldnt-determine-destiny/
2Gen Summit: What We Heard. (n.d.). Retrieved November 14, 2017, from https://www.wilder.org/Get-Involved/Events/Pages/Minnesota-2Gen-Summit.aspx

Jeremiah Program Leadership Gets Firsthand Look at Progress on New Fargo-Moorhead Facility

KVRR of Fargo-Moorhead covers the touring of the new Jeremiah Program housing facility by national governing board and local community trustees. According to KVRR, “The two-story building will be home to 20 families which were recommended by social services to take part in the Jeremiah Program.” The facility will also include an early childhood learning facility and classrooms where mothers can advance their educations.

Board of Trustees Tours Jeremiah Program Housing Facility

Volunteers Host More Than 50 for Shopping Fundraiser

More than 50 friends of Jeremiah Program ventured to Burlap Rustic Chic Boutique recently to shop for great finds that generated several hundred dollars in proceeds. Single mothers and their children will benefit from this generosity which reached far beyond donations. A lively spirit of volunteerism continues! Thank you so much to special volunteers Kathy Spriggs and Marilyn Doeden for hosting this event and to Burlap for providing such an enticing venue.

Jack and Mary Ann Remick Provide Generous Land Donation for Jeremiah Program’s Rochester-Southeast MN Campus Site

(Rochester, MN — September 8, 2017) — Jack and Mary Ann Remick, Rochester Philanthropists well known for providing educational opportunities to students with economic challenges, have generously agreed to donate land in Northwest Rochester to Jeremiah Program for its Rochester-Southeast MN Campus. The campus will serve approximately 40 low income single mothers and their young children from the Southeast region of Minnesota.

“We are so grateful to Jack and Mary Ann Remick for the generous donation of land for our Rochester-SE MN Jeremiah Program Campus,” said Executive Director of Jeremiah Program Rochester-SE MN JoMarie Morris. “Their gift to Jeremiah Program will provide a legacy that will benefit two generations of learners: allowing hard-working, low income, single mothers to realize their dream of a college education and at the same time provide their young children with a path to succeed in school.”

Jeremiah Program leads one of the nation’s most successful strategies for transforming families from poverty to prosperity two generations at a time. The organization empowers low-income single mothers to excel in the workforce and beyond, provides their children with
tools to succeed in school, and reduces their family’s dependence on public assistance. These synergistic results form a springboard for ending intergenerational poverty.

With this generous gift, Rochester-Southeast MN Campus will join the Jeremiah Program’s multi-story residential facilities for low-income female-headed households in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Austin, Texas with construction underway for a fourth campus in Fargo, North Dakota. In addition to the four residential sites, Jeremiah Program has a non-residential project underway in Boston and several more cities in cultivation around the U.S. Jeremiah plans to break ground for its Rochester-Southeast Minnesota campus in 2019.

For more information about Jeremiah Program in Rochester, contact JoMarie Morris, 507-254- 7901 or jmorris@jeremiahprogra.wpengine.com.

Jeremiah Program Ignites Hopeful Journey for Single Mothers, Creates Better Future for the Next Generation

(Fargo, ND / Moorhead, MN – September 10, 2017) – Jeremiah Program offers one of the nation’s most successful strategies for transforming families from poverty to prosperity two generations at a time. The organization currently operates programs in six cities and five states (Minnesota, Massachusetts, New York, North Dakota, and Texas) and consistently receives requests from leaders across the country who are interested in bringing the program to their communities. Fargo-Moorhead will soon be home to a Jeremiah campus that can accommodate 20 Jeremiah families, making it the newest facility in the organization. The construction of the Fargo-Moorhead campus has been made possible by more than $6 million in capital campaign donations. Due to the generous community and more than 200 volunteers, the next generation of Jeremiah Program families will be stronger, more self-reliant, and on the road to economic independence.