(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 firstname.lastname@example.org.