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Contact: Gillian Linden
MINNEAPOLIS (May 10, 2023)—Jeremiah Program (JP)—a national nonprofit with one of the most successful strategies for disrupting generational poverty among single mothers and their children—has named Shukurat Adamoh-Faniyan as its Chief of Campus Experience. Adamoh-Faniyan will serve on the organization’s leadership team and is responsible for coaching, supporting, and managing the Executive Directors at JP’s nine campuses across the country, helping them realize their key objectives while building a cohesive, collaborative culture driven by a shared vision for excellence.
“A results-oriented, people-centric, impact-focused leader, Shukurat brings a depth and breadth of experience to our team,” said Chastity Lord, President and CEO, Jeremiah Program. “Over the course of her career, she has supported senior leaders in achieving maximum impact. As our footprint expands and our campuses continue to experience growth, we’re confident Shukurat is the right person to help usher JP into our next chapter.”
Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Adamoh-Faniyan has dedicated her life to working in and with communities furthest from opportunity in the areas of education, policy, community organizing, public engagement, and nonprofit management. Adamoh-Faniyan graduated from the University of New Orleans with a B.A. in Political Science in December 2007. She then joined Teach For America and taught math and science to amazing 5th graders in Prince George’s County, Maryland. In 2010, Adamoh-Faniyan earned a Master of Arts in Teaching at American University.
Adamoh-Faniyan continued her work in education and began her career in policy in Washington, D.C., holding a range of educational and strategic leadership roles. Most recently, she served as the Executive Director of Reading Partners DC and was responsible for operations, fundraising, community engagement, program management, and evaluation.
“The JP mission and vision resonate with me and my life’s experience. I look forward to working with our moms, campus leaders, and team members to fulfill this critical charge of embracing education and economic mobility to bring transformational change two generations at a time! JP’s mission is connected to my personal mission around ensuring that every person in this country, especially those from the most marginalized communities, have access to every available resource needed to build the life they want,” said Adamoh-Faniyan.
About Jeremiah Program: Jeremiah Program (JP) is a national organization whose mission is to disrupt the cycle of poverty for single mothers and their children, two generations at a time. By investing simultaneously in a mother’s vision for her personal and professional goals and the education of her children, she simultaneously reauthors her family’s outcome as well her community’s — proof points matter. In 2022, JP supported 1,100 moms and children across nine cities in Austin, TX; Baltimore, MD; Boston, MA; Brooklyn, NY; Fargo, ND-Moorhead, MN; Las Vegas, NV; Minneapolis, MN; Rochester, MN; and St. Paul, MN.