Focused on a mission to transform families two generations at a time, Jeremiah Program prepares determined single mothers to excel in the workplace, readies their children to succeed in school, and reduces generational dependence on public assistance. Researchers have found that two-generation poverty reduction models like Jeremiah Program achieve significant educational, health, and economic benefits for both children and their parents.
Jeremiah Program staff often talk about the mothers they serve as "Taking a Leap of Faith" to change their lives. In September of 2014, Diane Solinger took her own "Leap of Faith" into the world of non-profit leadership as the first ever full-time Executive Director of Jeremiah Program in Fargo-Moorhead after a 30 year career in formal higher education. She recently successfully led the initiative to complete a capital campaign goal to build the Fargo-Moorhead Jeremiah Program campus in partnership with her local Community Board of Trustees.
A family's economic situation has important implications especially when children are present. Children in an impoverished family experience disadvantages that influence not only the children's life, but also the communities in which they live.