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Our Program

Our Program

Jeremiah Program disrupts the cycle of poverty for single mothers and their children, two generations at a time.

We believe that no mother should have to make the untenable choice between investing in herself and her children. Our holistic approach allows families to dream what is possible when they are able to bring all of their identities to bear in pursuit of their goals.

Five core pillars, supported by personalized coaching, form our holistic, two-generation model.

Support for Career-Track, College Education

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Helping moms access and succeed in a degree program is a central focus at Jeremiah. It’s also an opportunity to engage in long-term planning and personal development that gives moms the tools and agency to author their own lives.

When women enter JP, they meet with a family coach who works with them to set educational goals and choose a career-track path. Mothers meet with their coaches at least twice per month to problem-solve and remain on track to meet their college and career goals. Individualized coaching increases college retention, career readiness, and long-term economic prosperity. Learn more

Quality Early Childhood Education

We provide quality education for children ages birth to five in our on-site Child Development Centers (CDCs) in Austin, Fargo, Minneapolis, Rochester, and St. Paul. Through our off-campus models in Boston and Brooklyn, we connect families to quality early childhood programs in their communities.

Trained JP staff coach parents to become partners in their children’s education and ensure that every child is ready for kindergarten and beyond. JP also provides childcare while mothers attend their coaching sessions and life skills classes so mothers can focus on their personal and professional growth. Knowing their children are safe and well cared for provides peace of mind for mothers, and contributes to their success. Learn more

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Access to Safe & Affordable Housing

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Housing is the critical foundation that enables JP mothers and their young children to grow as families, succeed as students, and prepare for a career. We offer young mothers and their children safe and affordable housing in our five residential campuses (Austin, Fargo, Minneapolis, Rochester, and St. Paul).

Resident families pay no more than 30% of their income for rent, a significant factor in making it possible to complete post-secondary education. In our off-campus models in Boston and Brooklyn, we work with community partners to ensure that each family has safe housing in place. Learn more

 

Empowerment & Life Skills Training

Based on the premise that our moms are the experts of their lives and their families, empowerment training is a three-month course that is an admissions requirement for our program. Empowerment moves moms from gratitude to agency, providing permission for them to repurpose their power, resiliency and tenacity in service of their families and community. Once enrolled in the program, mothers regularly participate in life skills workshops to build capacity in career exploration, financial literacy, positive parenting, healthy living, and more. Learn more

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Supportive Community

The supportive community begins with the Jeremiah sisterhood; by taking this journey together, women normalize, recognize, and get comfortable with their power, agency, and resiliency—things that have often not been a part of their personal narratives. Coaches work one-on-one offering mothers support and advice to deliver on their vision for themselves and their families.

These networks and cooperative relationships developed at JP assure moms that they are not alone in addressing their struggles or in celebrating their triumphs. Learn more

Support Jeremiah Program

For any questions please contact us at info@jeremiahprogram.org