It is important to feel confident my philanthropic dollars are used wisely.
While Jeremiah makes a bold investment in single mothers and their children, they also deliver undeniable results.—Rebecca Powers, Founder, Impact Austin
There are more than 15,000 single mother families in Austin, Texas, with 56,000 children under the age of 18. They face significant barriers to breaking the cycle of poverty for their family due to the lack of higher education for the mothers, safe affordable housing for the family and quality early childhood education for these vulnerable children.
Jeremiah Program’s comprehensive model supporting single mothers and their children will complement the well-established services currently provided in the Austin community. Our goals for Jeremiah Program revolve around three core foundations for success:
Safe, Affordable Housing
In Austin, our goal is to have four units of quality housing available by fall 2013 (see application information below). We also plan to break ground in 2014 for a permanent campus with 35 units.
Early Childhood Education
We are drawing on experts in the Austin area to develop plans for our campus.
Empowerment Training & Life Skills Education
A small group of single mothers took part in the pilot program in spring 2011. The success of this pilot led to continuing sessions at Austin Community College in 2012. A new Empowerment Training class is being scheduled for June 2013.
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Support our Austin Program
Help get Jeremiah Program up and running in Austin. Your financial contribution will help us achieve our goal of opening a campus with supportive housing, programming and on-site early childhood education. Click here to give!
To get involved, contact Shannon Moody, Executive Director-Austin, at firstname.lastname@example.org.