Jeremiah Program Brooklyn
We believe that no mother should have to make the untenable choice between investing in herself and her children. Jeremiah’s proven, holistic approach begins with establishing a supportive community for single mothers to pursue a career-track, college education through a combination of quality early childhood education, housing support, and empowerment and life skills training.
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Watch highlights from the welcoming conversation with JP President and CEO and Nakisha Evans JP Brooklyn's new Executive Director.
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BRIC TV, a New York news channel highlights JP Brooklyn and the stories of two single mothers who have gone through the program.
JP Announces First Alumni Fellowship Cohort
13 alum will strengthen JP's advocacy
This new network is designed to ensure our alumni have the tools to lead at the tables where decisions impact their lives.
Policy, Poverty and The Single Mom
A timely discussion between two social justice leaders focusing on how single mothers, particularly single mothers of color, are being impacted by the pandemic, the economic fallout, and the existing policy implications that serve to perpetuate poverty.
My favorite part of the Jeremiah Program are the empowerment courses because it taught me that I can change. If I don't like my circumstances, I can change it.Domenique, Jeremiah mom
In New York City, 41% of single mothers live in poverty, and they are nearly three times as likely to live in poverty as married families (American Community Survey, 2012-2016 5-Year Estimates). Poverty is especially acute among women in Brownsville, a neighborhood within Brooklyn, where nearly two-thirds (62%) of households are headed by a single mother (Roussine et al., 2016). Yet, women in Brooklyn with a Bachelor’s Degree earn more than twice that of women with a high school diploma or GED alone (American Community Survey, 2012-2016 5-Year Estimates). The need is great.
In 2017, Jeremiah Program responded to a call from three locally respected organizations in Brownsville, NY: Community Solutions, SCO Family of Services, and Medgar Evers College, who share a deep concern about the numerous barriers single mothers and their children face to achieving social and economic prosperity. Considering our initial joint assessment, we and these partners have set a goal of establishing a program in Brownsville, New York, where the aim will be to serve 20-30 families at a time.
Jeremiah is currently the only program in New York City to offer a comprehensive, integrated model of services for families headed by low-income single mothers. We are unique in that our two-generation approach puts the whole family in the center of our service model.
For more information, contact:
Madeline Sanders | Office Manager
Jeremiah Program New York
Contact Number: (612) 450-5928
The Gregory Jackson Center
519 Rockaway Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11212