January 04, 2019
Jeremy Wheaton, president and chief executive officer of ECMC Group, has been appointed to a three-year term on the national governing board of directors of Jeremiah Program.
"Jeremiah Program is incredibly fortunate to have Jeremy on the governing board," said Gloria Perez, president and CEO of Jeremiah Program. "His business acumen, compassion and understanding of college access and education will help the organization fulfill its mission."
Headquartered in Minneapolis, Jeremiah Program is a national nonprofit dedicated to transforming mothers and their children out of poverty two generations at a time through empowerment and life skills training, safe and affordable housing, a supportive community, quality early childhood education, and career-track, college education.
"The 20-year history of Jeremiah Program, as well as its plan for the future, is impressive as well as inspirational," Wheaton said. "I look forward to partnering with Gloria, her leadership team and the entire board as we continue to position families on a path to success."
Wheaton previously served on the Jeremiah Program Governing Finance Committee.
ECMC Group has provided support to Jeremiah Program through grants by its philanthropic arm, ECMC Foundation, and also through ECMC Group employee volunteer time.
About Jeremiah Program
Jeremiah Program offers one of the nation's most successful strategies for transforming families from poverty to prosperity two generations at a time. Jeremiah prepares determined single mothers to excel in the workforce, readies their children to succeed in school, and reduces generational dependence on public assistance.
Jeremiah's proven, holistic approach begins with establishing a supportive community for determined single mothers to pursue a career-track, college education. Through a combination of quality early childhood education, a safe and affordable place to live, and empowerment and life skills training, families find stability and a path out of poverty.