Jeremiah Program Expands to Rochester
Written by Nicole L. Czarnomski Photography by Fagan Studios
About five years ago, Paul Fleissner, head of Olmsted County Community Services at the time, learned about Jeremiah Program while listening to CEO Gloria Perez speak in Washington, D.C. Amazed with the program’s mission and two-generation approach, Fleissner arranged a time to meet with Perez in Minneapolis. After meeting with her, he corralled community leaders in Rochester to launch a program. JoMarie Morris, a Rochester attorney, leads the way.