Jeremiah Program Alumni Fellowship Network

JP Alumni Network

Experts of our experience. Architects of our solutions.

Building a Movement of Experience

In 2020, the Jeremiah Program launched an innovative new network—built by Jeremiah Program moms for Jeremiah Program moms—to extend the arch of our proven model of stabilizing families experiencing poverty through housing and education.

Anyone who graduates from our E&L experience is part of our JP alumni network and has access to a growing set of learning and connection experiences. The centerpiece is our annual alumni convening, created by and for JP moms.

We believe that Jeremiah Program alumni are best equipped to support programming that will keep current moms and alum moms centered in the principles of disrupting generational poverty. Working together, we’ll elevate the voices and amplify the power of single moms and children to effect change to the systemic barriers that keep women and children in poverty.

Central to the alumni network is the Jeremiah Program Alumni Fellowship (JPF), a selective, 12-month, cohort-based leadership program. This is a unique opportunity for women to help build and lead a new movement centered on single moms experiencing poverty.


Program Benefits
  • Paid 20 hour/month commitment
  • Relational organizing training
  • Influencer of alumni programming
  • Visible leadership and networking opportunities
  • New and valuable skill sets for the workplace

Qualifications
  • Jeremiah Program alum
  • Commitment to disrupting generational poverty
  • Ambassador for your communities
  • Enthusiasm for engaging with your peers
  • Willingness to share your life experiences to effect change


Meet the 2022 JP Alumni Fellows

STACY ABBOTT

Homemaker 
2020, JP Brooklyn

IFRAH ABDALLA

Co-Director for Wovan
2019, JP St. Paul

ANNA ALTMAN

Nurse Practitioner
2015, JP St. Paul

ASHLEY BREDING

Registered Nurse
2021, JP Minneapolis

ASHLEY DUBOSE

Entrepreneur
2012, JP St. Paul

AARONICA JACKSON

Human Services
2020, JP Minneapolis

MEAGAN JOHNSON

Financial Analyst
2020, JP St. Paul

JINAA LANE

Program Coordinator
2010, JP Minneapolis

ASHLEY MAGES

Controls Engineer
2014, JP Minneapolis

ERIKA RODRIGUEZ

Parent Leader
2021, JP Boston

ERIKA ROSA

Homemaker
2021, JP Austin

LAVASHA SMITH

Program Associate
2014, JP Minneapolis


2021 JP ALUMNI FELLOWSHIP COHORT
NOAMI ALVES

Airport Customer Service
Graduation year: 2019, JP Boston
Hopes for the JP fellowship
To give back what I earned and learned during all my years as a JP member and to grow as a mother and as a person through this new journey.
What social issue/s do you want to address?
Racism and Poverty

BRITTANY BLOCK

Hair Stylist/Salon Owner
Graduation year: 2014, JP St. Paul
Hopes for the JP fellowship
To reconnect with JP moms and see what we can make happen over the next several months, and to have a big impact on the future of this program.
What social issue/s do you want to address?
Racism

ALEXANDRA FRIESE

Senior Clerk
Graduation year: 2019, JP Fargo-Moorhead
Hopes for the JP fellowship
To give back what I earned and learned To be able to change our communities for the better. Also, for our moms and kids to know that they do have support after graduation!
What social issue/s do you want to address?
Poverty

ETHELIND KABA

Communications Strategist
Graduation year: 2004, JP Minneapolis
Hopes for the JP fellowship
To give back what I earned and learned To become another supportive community of strong women celebrating our strides till this moment, and leaning on each other as we carve out our next steps.
What social issue/s do you want to address?
Closing the Achievement (Opportunity) Gap


ANGELINA KERY

Legal Assistant
Graduation year: 2019, JP Boston
Hopes for the JP fellowship
To give back what I earned and learned To give back to the community and to guide other mothers to push towards their goals.
What social issue/s do you want to address?
Poverty in Minority Communities

FLORENCE KIMMEL

Registered Nurse
Graduation year: 2006, JP Minneapolis
Hopes for the JP fellowship
To make a positive impact on current and future cohorts regarding policy, support, and encouragement.
What social issue/s do you want to address?
Poverty and Homelessness

LASHERION MCDONALD

Health Educator, Doula
Graduation year: 2017, JP St. Paul
Hopes for the JP fellowship
To give back what I earned and learned To create and sustain policies that empower families, while disrupting generational poverty and gain leadership opportunities to help advance my career and skills.
What social issue/s do you want to address?
Wealth Gap Between Black and White People in America

ROSA NIN-SETO

Executive Assistant
Graduation year: 2018, JP Boston
Hopes for the JP fellowship
To build strong leadership skills in order to continue making positive change within my community.
What social issue/s do you want to address?
Youth Self-Esteem


NEKEY OLIVER

Manager of Grants and Government Relations
Graduation year 2012, JP Minneapolis
Hopes for the JP fellowship
To give back what I earned and learned To grow while helping the Jeremiah Program grow.
What social issue/s do you want to address?
Racial Inequities

ALEXA SAINT-FORT

Parent Leader
Graduation year 2019, JP Boston
Hopes for the JP fellowship
To build skills that will help me as I pursue my education in maternal health.
What social issue/s do you want to address?
Maternal Health Outcomes

LIBBY SANDERS

Medical Social Worker- Healthy Beginnings Specialist
Graduation year 2015, JP St. Paul
Hopes for the JP fellowship
To give back what I earned and learned To share our (JPF) power with those who are just beginning the program, encourage one another to step into our own power to influence the broader systems to end multigenerational poverty.
What social issue/s do you want to address?
Equity

CHRISTINE SMITH

Health Equity Supervisor
Graduation year 2006, JP Minneapolis
Hopes for the JP fellowship
To give back what I earned and learned To learn more about the others in the cohort, to grow as a person and in my desired goals. To have more clarity and insight on how I can advance the work of JP.
What social issue/s do you want to address?
Domestic Violence

Anita F.

Graduation Year 2012, JP Minneapolis
2021 Inaugural JP Alumni Fellow

“It’s time to step aside and give the largest stakeholders in people of color communities—women, often single mothers—the mic and the pen to author policy and agendas.”

Chastity Lord, JP President & CEO

Apply to become a JP Alumni Fellow

Are you an alumni JP mom wanting to make an impact on other JP Moms and the Jeremiah Progam itself?
Apply today to become a part of our next alumni cohort.