Rochester

A place where single mothers and their families proudly walk a
path out of poverty, two generations at a time.

Jeremiah Program: News & Events

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Jeremiah Program Develops New Virtual Resources

May 14, 2020

The Future is Now Jeremiah Program’s new virtual programming is more than a response to COVID-19. It’s an opportunity to provi ...

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Virtual Childhood Development Resources 

May 13, 2020

Jeremiah Program’s new virtual programming is more than a response to COVID-19. It’s an investment that will live past the pan ...

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Jeremiah Program Is No Stranger to Crisis

April 22, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is an opportunity to harness the creativity and innovation that drive our community. Chastity Lord This is a ...

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Currently, 10% of the Olmsted County population is living in poverty, and the poverty rate is nearly double—19.3%—for single mother households. While more than ever a college degree is a predictor for family prosperity, single mothers face an especially daunting journey on the path to earning a post-secondary degree. They must juggle classes, homework, childcare, work, and running a household alone. In Rochester, the impact of a college degree on household income is especially significant: the poverty rate for women without an AA or a BA degree is twice as high as for men with the same level of education.

Olmsted County’s growing economy—due to the Destination Medical Center (DMC) initiative and increasing numbers of baby boomers leaving the work force—has resulted in a shortage of qualified workers. Jeremiah Program Rochester will both strengthen the economic vibrancy of the area and proactively help young families headed by single mothers walk the path from poverty to prosperity.

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126 Woodlake Drive SE
Rochester, MN 55904
(507) 215-8661

20,000 Families are in need of your help in Rochester and Southeast Minnesota.