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Journey For Hope Gala

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Date: Friday, October 30, 2020

Time: In-person event begins at 6:00 PM (CST) at the Holiday Inn Fargo, virtual event begins at 7:30 PM (CST)

Tickets: Click here to register!

 

  • Table Sponsorship:  $1,000/8 tickets including reserved table with sign
  • Individual Ticket: $125/person 
  • Young Professional (under 35): $100/person
  • Virtual Ticket:  Free with online registration

ABOUT JEREMIAH PROGRAM

Jeremiah Program is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization using a proven, holistic approach to
transform families from poverty to prosperity two generations at a time. Through safe and affordable
housing, quality early childhood education, empowerment and life skills training, and support for career-
track education, Jeremiah Program prepares determined single mothers to succeed in the workforce,
readies their children to succeed in school, and reduces generational dependence on public assistance.
After fundraising in Fargo-Moorhead for more than seven years, we broke ground on the Fargo-
Moorhead campus in June 2017 and opened to families in January 2018. Today, the program houses 19 families and 31 children. Our safe and affordable housing can host up to 20 families and our early childhood development center can serve up to 52 children.

Sponsorship opportunities range from $2,500 to $10,000.

Questions? Contact Andrea Williams at awilliams@jeremiahprogram.org or 701-552-5553.

Virtual Bullfrog Bash Event

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Date: Saturday, November 14, 2020

Time: 7:00 - 8:00 PM (CST)

ABOUT JEREMIAH PROGRAM

The Bullfrog Bash supports Jeremiah Program’s Minneapolis and St. Paul Campuses. Jeremiah Program is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization using a proven, holistic approach to help families transform from poverty to prosperity two generations at a time. Through safe and affordable housing, quality early childhood education, empowerment and life skills training, and support for career-track education, Jeremiah Program prepares determined single mothers to succeed in the workforce, readies their children to succeed in school, and reduces generational dependence on public assistance.

Sponsorship and live auction information

Questions? Contact Morgan Goepfrich at mgoepfrich@jeremiahprogram.org or (651) 332 5010

We Can and Must Do More

We Can and Must Do More

It’s vital that we ensure that JP’s goals and strategies are aligned with the women and communities that we serve.

We Can and Must Do More

Chasity Lord
June 15, 2020

These last few weeks have been painful and emotional for all of us. We’ve watched as yet another Black man was brutally killed, peaceful protests were disrupted, and rights were infringed upon. It has been a fearful and frustrating time during which we’ve all wondered if we’ll finally see the systemic changes that have disadvantaged marginalized communities for generations. Like many of you, I am hopeful that the last few weeks have been an awakening for our communities and for our nation, and that there’s a renewed commitment to pursuing equity for all people.

Jeremiah Program has worked for more than 20 years to help single moms and their children disrupt the cycle of poverty and has impacted thousands of lives. We should all be very proud of what JP, our families, and our staff have accomplished with the help of our supporters. But we can and must do more.

As Jeremiah enters the next phase of its work, it’s vital that we ensure that JP’s goals and strategies are aligned with the women and communities that we serve and that we, as an organization, live our core values. Beginning immediately, Jeremiah’s Leadership Team will embark upon an assessment of our organizational goals, reflecting on how our values manifest in our language, how we discuss our families and our work, how and with whom we conduct business, how we recruit, onboard and support staff, board and volunteers.

 We’ll also reflect on who we’ve been and who we should be, understanding that aspiring to do better does not negate the good work of the past. It does not change our mission of disrupting generational poverty two generations at a time for single moms and their children—in fact I think it will move us closer.

 We want to center our moms in everything we do, acknowledging the trauma, and systemic and structural inequities, that are woven through their realities as women experiencing poverty. We also want to ensure that our children are receiving culturally competent lessons that celebrate their greatness and embrace the richness and differences of all communities.  As an organization, we need to bring race into the conversation about how we go about our work disrupting poverty, and we need to acknowledge that a woman’s race plays a significant role in the type of education she receives, whether she grows up in poverty and her future economic outlook.

This is equally true for many of our children. To that end, we will examine our programming through a racial and socio-economic lens and begin addressing policies that propagate the systems that negatively impact our moms and families.

 All of us are committed to doing the very best we can for our moms and families. I’m confident that this assessment and renewed commitment to the women and children we serve will help us do even more. As Maya Angelou has said, “When we know better, we do better.” 

This is equally true for many of our children. To that end, we will examine our programming through a racial and socio-economic lens and begin addressing policies that propagate the systems that negatively impact our moms and families.

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