St. Paul

Jeremiah Program

St. Paul

2022 was a time of incredible growth for our Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses. We celebrated ten amazing women as they graduated with their post-secondary degrees. Twentyfour moms participated in our new Career Volunteer Mentor Program, and nearly 50 kids participated in high-quality summer enrichment opportunities to further support their educational development — increasing the chances of economic mobility for both generations.

last year, we impacted 657 lives,
serving 33% more families than in 2021.

“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 2022, moms engaged in 2,500+ family coaching sessions supporting their college persistence and family stability.


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.

Contact Us

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.

(651) 332-5037
932 Concordia Ave // St. Paul, MN 55104

JP St. Paul Impact Report

St. Paul

Karla Benson Rutten, Executive Director

Chris Bernard, Family Services Director

Jamie (Shirtina) Boykin, CDC Teacher

Lily Crooks, CDC Director

Lisa Freitag, Family Coach

Sarah Hastings, CDC Teacher

Renae Jones, CDC Teacher

Joanne Kaufman, Director of Development*

Camia Kenney, CDC Teacher

Ezra Kenyanya, Program Manager*

Mai Moua, Operations Manager

Denita Ngwu, Family Coach

Adrienne Powell, CDC Teacher

De’Avery Priest, CDC Teacher

Bree Saulsberry, Development Associate*

JaLisa Simmons, CDC Teacher

Denise Taylor, Community Teacher

*Shared role across both Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses


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