Jeremiah Program expanded for the first time in 2007, when we built our St. Paul campus in the Summit-University neighborhood—what was the historically Black and thriving Rondo neighborhood before systemic racism led to the demolition of much of the neighborhood and displacement of more than 500 families to make way for I-94 in the late 1950s. The St. Paul campus has an onsite child development center and can serve up to 68 children. In 2021 our St. Paul and Minneapolis campuses are projected to support 155 moms and children, with an average age of 26 and annual income of $12,428.
Over 150 lives were impacted by JP last year, a 121% increase in families served.
$20,000 provided to families for emergency food support, diapers, cleaning supplies and toilet paper in 2020.
“I feel like I got this gift of time with my son when he’s at this incredibly precious age. But I also got the space to work on myself and really dig in and do some hard work as far as addressing some of the trauma that I had carried with me that had been passed down for generations. Jeremiah Program, and the tools that I got from there, gave me the time and the space to work through some of that stuff, but still be fully present for my son.”Brittany, St. Paul alum
In 2020, 89 JP kids benefited from high quality summer enrichment programs and educational development.
52 JP kids benefited from high quality childhood
development resources and supplemental tutoring.
Become a JP Mom and become a part of a network of mothers in St. Paul creating a better future for themselves and their children.
The impacts of generational poverty and systemic racism can be disrupted two generations at a time by investing both in a mother’s vision for her future and the education of her children.
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Karla Benson Rutten, Executive Director
Chris Bernard, Family Services Director
Ciara Graham, Family Coach
Liz Green, CDC Teacher
Natasha Johnson-Mills, Operations Manager
Renae Jones, CDC Teacher
Tara Broker Lashley, Director of Development*
Denita Ngwu, Family Coach
Kimberly Peter, CDC Teacher
De’Avery Priest, CDC Teacher
Sharmika Riddley, Family Coach
Corey Stewart, CDC Director
Denise Taylor, CDC Teacher
Sheletha Sanders, CDC Teacher
Christine Wattermann, Development Associate*
* Shared role across both Minneapolis and St. Paul Campus