Jeremiah Program Names Ally Hanten Ebert Rochester Executive Director

Jeremiah Program Names Ally Hanten Ebert Rochester Executive Director

ROCHESTER, MN (March 15, 2021) — Jeremiah Program (JP), a national nonprofit with one of the most successful strategies for disrupting generational poverty among single mothers and their children, has appointed Ally Hanten Ebert as the new Executive Director for its Rochester-Southeast (MN) campus. Ebert will work to create new opportunities for the campus, foster relationships with the local community, and build upon Jeremiah Program’s comprehensive approach to disrupting generational poverty.

“On behalf of the Community Board of Trustees, I would like to welcome Ally to the Jeremiah Program and the Rochester community,” said Dr. Kathryn Lombardo, Chair, Community Board of Trustees, JP Rochester-Southeast MN. “Ally brings a wealth of experience to her new role as Executive Director of Rochester’s Jeremiah Program with a passion for positive outcomes, team building and creating a work environment built on respect. She was drawn to the Jeremiah Program based upon Jeremiah’s mission and commitment to mothers and their children. We look forward to Ally’s leadership and future success of the Rochester Jeremiah Program.”

“Ally is going to be an excellent addition to our team,” said Chastity Lord, President and CEO, Jeremiah Program. “Her mission-driven leadership and passion for supporting young parents and their children will greatly serve our Rochester-Southeast MN families, as they continue to face the challenges of this time. I am excited to see how she will integrate the voices and experiences of our JP families to better meet their unique needs.”   

Ebert looks forward to returning to her home state of Minnesota to join Jeremiah Program after serving as the Acting Executive Director for United Action for Youth (UAY) in Iowa City, IA, where she worked to elevate the voices and experiences of young people and their families. Throughout her decade working with the organization, Ebert also contributed to its Transitional Living and Family Support Programs, connecting youth with family services; safe, permanent housing; educational opportunities and more. She holds both a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Human Development & Family Science from North Dakota State University. She is also a certified crime victim advocate, family support supervisor and mental health first aid provider.

The newest of the Jeremiah Program campuses, Jeremiah Program Rochester-Southeast MN opened its doors during the COVID-19 pandemic, after raising around $16.9M in capital campaign funding. Private and public organizations in the community came together to achieve a successful campus opening to support local mothers and their families with career-track college education, childcare and early childhood education, 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.