Ashley & Elanor
2014 Minneapolis Graduates
“Thank you for teaching my daughter. Thank you for teaching me. Thank you for your time and your resources. Thank you for changing our lives for the better.”
Those are the words of Ashley, a 2014 graduate of Jeremiah Program.
Ashley was a 17-year-old mother, commuting nearly an hour each way to community college, delivering pizza on the weekends to make ends meet, and barely able to find time to parent her daughter. That stress-filled life changed in 2013 when she was referred to Jeremiah Program.
“It was exactly what I needed,” she says. She and her daughter moved into the Minneapolis campus, and for the first time in their life together, they took a collective breath. “I had time that I had never had. The program gave me back my daughter.”
Ashley quickly learned valuable interviewing skills through empowerment and was able to secure a meaningful internship through the support of a Jeremiah board member.
This past year, she graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in mechanical engineering and immediately found a position as a controls engineer with a leading automation company.