Jeremiah Program, a national nonprofit with one of the nation’s most successful strategies for transforming families from poverty to prosperity two generations at a time, has appointed Alison Carter Marlow as Executive Director for its Boston campus. Marlow will lead efforts to expand the core elements of Jeremiah Program’s two-generation model to families in the Boston area.
“We are incredibly honored that Alison has chosen to begin her next chapter with our moms and families at Jeremiah Program Boston,” said Chastity Lord, President and CEO, Jeremiah Program. “I am confident that Alison’s leadership will successfully navigate our organization through this shape-shifting moment within our country. Alongside the fear and frustration of the present, there is also hope that these challenging times will give rise to a transformation of the systems that have disadvantaged marginalized families like our JeremiahBoston moms and their children.”
Marlow joins Jeremiah Program from YouthBuild Boston as its Director of Programs and Operations, overseeing the organization’s public grants, reporting and compliance requirements, as well as leading new initiatives and strategic partnerships. Prior to that, she served in many different leadership capacities at Action for Boston Community Development for nearly two decades. Marlow holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a concentration in Black Studies from Swarthmore College and a Graduate Certificate in Community Human Services Management, Public Administration from Suffolk University, Suffolk School of Management.
Jeremiah Program began working with families in Boston in Fall 2014 with two pilot locations, joining with Endicott College, local housing providers and the YMCA to ensure support for a career-track college education, quality early childhood education, safe and affordable housing, and empowerment training.
About Jeremiah Program: Jeremiah Program is a nonprofit organization that offers one of the nation’s most successful strategies to help families transform from poverty to prosperity two generations at a time. Using a combination of quality early childhood education, childcare, a safe and affordable place to live, and empowerment and life skills training, the program has impacted the lives of more than 4,000+ single mothers and their children since it was founded 20 years ago. The organization currently serves over 600 single mothers and their young children at seven campuses across the country in Austin, TX; Brooklyn, NY; Boston, MA; Fargo, ND-Moorhead, MN; Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN; and Rochester, MN.