Crafting Big Dreams for Myself and My Children
For JP Boston mom Tiffany Jenkins, there’s no question that she will be a successful entrepreneur. She’s laying the foundation right now.
Introducing the 2023-2024 Jeremiah Program Alumni Fellows
We are proud to introduce the members of the 2023-2024 Jeremiah Program Alumni Fellowship, a selective, 12-month, cohort-based leadership program.
I Chose to Become the Girl I Wanted to Be
In this Story of Self, JP Alumni Fellow Erika Rodriguez describes her journey from being hurt to choosing herself and her children.
Making the Case for Paid Family Leave
The evidence for a national paid family leave policy is abundant, says JP Alumni Fellow Erika Rosa. Let’s follow the data.
Investing in Single Moms’ College Completion Benefits Families, Communities, and the Nation
2022 JP Alumni Fellow Jinaa Lane explains how supporting single moms in completing college in the short term will help economies at all levels in the long term.
Meet JP Baltimore Executive Director Danielle Staton
Danielle Staton, JP Baltimore’s inaugural executive director, helps lead a conversation on countering shame about single motherhood and building community.
We Believe All Moms Matter
JP President and CEO Chastity Lord describes JP’s commitment to curating a world in which moms can choose both themselves and their children.
JP’s First In-Person Summit: Empowered Moms Are the Future
JP moms, alumni, staff, and community partners gathered in Austin, Texas, for a weekend of learning, sisterhood, and community-building.
Does the Past Author the Future?
JP President and CEO Chastity Lord suggests that, after an aggressive few years, planning the future will mean revisiting the past.
There Is Power in the Mundane
JP President and CEO Chastity Lord says the tedium in life — including the journey economic mobility — is necessary to get to the epic moments.
Meet New JP Las Vegas Executive Director Maria Tucker, Ph.D.
Dr. Maria Tucker, the first-ever leader of JP Las Vegas, helps lead a critical discussion about generational poverty and prioritizes relationships in the campus’s first community event.
We Do Nothing Alone
JP President and CEO Chastity Lord reflects on the JP community’s belief that great moms and their children deserve the opportunity to thrive.
Building Generational Wealth and Changing the Narrative on Single Moms
JP Alumni Fellow Lavasha Smith knows single moms are world-builders and looks forward to co-creating prosperity for future generations of her family.
A Mother’s Look into the Future: Not Just Surviving but Thriving
JP Alumni Fellow Ifrah Abdalla has been working since childhood — and her daughter’s happiness is her ultimate goal.
Why Focus on Single Moms?
JP President and CEO Chastity Lord explains why we center single mothers and their families in our work.
Inflation: Let’s Do the Long Math
JP President and CEO Chastity Lord says economic mobility doesn’t work without childcare, without childcare teachers, without an equitable childcare system.
Solving Our Big Problems Together
JP Alumni Fellow Ashley Mages is not going to stop speaking up in the name of necessary change for women, especially moms pursuing education.
The Small Successes Create the Path to Our Dreams
JP Alumni Fellow Stacy Abbott talks celebrating wins, mom-friendly work policies, and building the life she wants.
Shame and Economic Mobility Are Connected
JP President and CEO Chastity Lord breaks down the long-term impact of typical cultural narratives about single moms.
My JP Community Experience
From bonding with other JP moms to connecting with staff, Miranda R. has experienced the supportive community that JP co-creates with moms.
Meet New JP Austin Executive Director Gloria Gonzales-Dholakia, Ph.D.
Dr. Gonzales-Dholakia, the new executive director of JP Austin, reveals her affinity for and connection with JP moms in this inviting conversation.
Meet New JP Fargo-Moorhead Executive Director Laetitia Mizero Hellerud
Laetitia Mizero Hellerud, the new Executive Director of JP Fargo-Moorhead, shares her experience as a single mom and her vision for JP’s future.
I’m a Single Mom: Changing the Stigma
This JP Fargo-Moorhead mom is using her voice to uplift other single mothers—and encouraging single moms to work together for necessary systemic change.
JP Virtual Alumni Summit 2022: More Than Enough
The second annual JP Alumni Summit was all about JP moms’ individual and collective power. This is the movement.
JP Moms Write the Next Act
Expanded Empowerment and Leadership curriculum celebrates agency, identity, and the story of self.
Meet JP Alumni Fellow Anita F.
Anita is special education teacher and a mother of three who graduated from Jeremiah Program’s Minneapolis campus in 2012.
Meet JP Alumni Fellow Christine Smith
Christine Smith is a 2006 graduate of Jeremiah Program’s Minneapolis campus. A mother of two, she serves as the Health Equity and Tribal Grants Supervisor for the Minnesota Department of Health.
Meet JP Alumni Fellow Angelina Kery
A graduate of Jeremiah Program’s Boston campus, Angelina Kery works as a legal assistant for a civil litigation law firm. Now a JP Fellow, she discusses her hopes for the program.
Meet JP Alumni Fellow Brittany Block
Brittany Block, a 2014 graduate of Jeremiah Program’s St. Paul Campus and a mother of one son, discusses becoming a member of the first cohort of JP Fellows and opening her own business.
Education, Understanding, Knowledge
Nailah Abdul-Mubdi talks about how JP’s empowerment program ignited her motivation to pursue her education and make a difference in the lives of others.
Affirming Identity Through Curriculum
Hear JP’s VP of Student Programming, Dr. Crystal Palmero Ward, and Kaya Henderson, CEO of Reconstruction US, as they discuss “Affirming Identity: Building Curriculum, Fostering Healthy, Self-Affirming Identities and Centering Black Culture.”
I’m No Longer Alone
JP mom Kylie discusses her experience with JP Fargo-Moorhead and her optimism for her family’s future.
Keeping Families Resourced During the Pandemic
Karina Van Meekeren is the family program development and admissions manager for Jeremiah Program’s Rochester campus in Southeast Minnesota.
A Campus Leader Reflects on the Impact of Covid-19
JoMarie Morris is the executive director of Jeremiah Program’s Rochester-Southeast Minnesota campus, Jeremiah Program’s newest campus.
#SHECESSION: Policy, Poverty and the Single Mom
Hear this important discussion between JP’s Chastity Lord and Nicole Mason of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. Both are CEOs and Black women who were raised by single mothers. Both are also deeply familiar with the impacts of generational poverty.
Chastity Lord: We Can and Must Do More
It’s vital that we ensure that JP’s goals and strategies are aligned with the women and communities that we serve.
Mothers Owning Their Power, Authoring Their Futures
The five pillars of Jeremiah Program offer the supports single mothers need to pursue economic mobility for themselves and their children.
We Can Come Out Stronger
Three weeks into lockdown, JP mom Isabella discusses how the early stages of pandemic have affected her and her daughter.
Conscious Conversations: Sharhonda Bossier
A discussion about activism on and off the street with Sharhonda Bossier, Deputy Director at Education Leaders of Color (EdLoC).
Conscious Conversations: Dax-Devlon Ross
Jeremiah Program hosts Dax Devlon-Ross for a discussion of his LinkedIn op-ed that gained viral attention and helped open up a deeper discussion of racial bias in the workplace.
We Are Doing More
The promises Jeremiah Program made to support our moms during the COVID-19 pandemic weren’t simply promises — they were commitments. Here’s how we’re doing.
I Thought I Had No Other Options
JP mom Isabella discusses the impact the program has had on her life.
Pandemic Impact: A Family Services Perspective
A Family Services Manager shares her perspective on the pandemic’s impact.
I’ve Been Through Worse
JP mom Alyssa talk about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected her family.
Lifting Each Other Up
Austin mom Alyssa discusses how JP has influenced her children, her stability and her confidence.
Chastity Lord: Jeremiah Program Is No Stranger to Crisis
The COVID-19 pandemic is an opportunity to harness the creativity and innovation that drive our community.
JP Virtual Alumni Summit 2021
The Inaugural JP Alumni Summit Built Community, Centered Moms’ Stories. On Saturday, March 13, over 150 current JP moms and alumni gathered virtually together for the first time. The long-anticipated JP Inaugural Alumni Summit had finally begun. Despite being in … Read more
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