JANUARY 2-5, 2020

The “Two Generation” Approach to Breaking the Poverty Cycle

 

Chastity Lord

President and CEO
The Jeremiah Program

Audacious Goals

Guiding Principles

1. Safe and affordable housing

2. Individualized coaching for achieving success in career-track college education

3. Child development programs that lay a foundation for social and economic success

4. A required, weekly life skills training program for career development, economic independence, health and parenting

5. A supportive community of participants, alumnae, and volunteers

Outcomes

4,000 mothers and children have gone through the program since its founding in 1989

91% of graduate respondents are employed or in school

88% of children meet or exceed age-appropriate benchmarks

77% have decreased their reliance on public assistance

68% of graduates have increased their earnings (average annual earnings =$47,609)

The Path to Systemic Change

Discussion

Foster an alumni network curated by mothers that provides program support until the youngest child is 18 and the family has navigated the critical pitfalls that could send them back to poverty

Shift from child development to high-level early childhood education so children leave the program performing above grade level

Ensure that children persist in their studies, finish high school, and have support for the post-secondary education application process

Double the number of campuses in the next 5 years

These are shape-shifting moments and we need a constellation of stars to fulfill our mission: breaking the cycle of poverty. The work that the Jeremiah Program does and the work of Senate Presidents’ Forum is the same: we work together to educate people so they can better participate in improving the lives of all.

Ellie Booth (Amazon) listens as Sen. Karen Spilka (MA) describes the State's major educational initiatives directed at alleviating poverty.

Speaker Biography

Chastity Lord  

Chastity Lord is President & CEO of the Jeremiah Program. A national nonprofit leader, Lord has dedicated her life to disrupting systems of inequity through a social justice lens in an effort to bridge the opportunity gap. She has a unique mix of both practitioner and executive leadership and has spent two decades specializing in organizational development, education, college access, fundraising, and leadership development.

Lord has a BA in organizational communication from University of Oklahoma and an MBA in strategy and marketing from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She is a 2012 Pahara-Aspen Fellow with the Aspen Global Leadership Network and serves on the board of Shriver National Center on Poverty and Law.

Transformation requires changes in policy and a commitment to audacious goals

Jeremiah's goal is to identify effective interventions; key strategies and structures that drive poverty resolution, and then use these proof points to drive policy.

We are in a changing world. And we are staying in conversation with our greatness.

... breaking the cycle of poverty. The work that the Jeremiah Program does and the work of Senate Presidents’ Forum is the same: we work together to educate people so they can better participate in improving the lives of all.

CONTACT

Senate Presidents’ Forum

579 Broadway

Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706

 

Tel: 914-693-1818

Copyright © 2020 Senate Presidents' Forum. All rights reserved.

JANUARY 2-5, 2020

The “Two Generation” Approach to Breaking the Poverty Cycle

 

Chastity Lord

President and CEO
The Jeremiah Program

Audacious Goals

Guiding Principles

1. Safe and affordable housing

2. Individualized coaching for achieving success in career-track college education

3. Child development programs that lay a foundation for social and economic success

4. A required, weekly life skills training program for career development, economic independence, health and parenting

5. A supportive community of participants, alumnae, and volunteers

Outcomes

4,000 mothers and children have gone through the program since its founding in 1989

91% of graduate respondents are employed or in school

88% of children meet or exceed age-appropriate benchmarks

77% have decreased their reliance on public assistance

68% of graduates have increased their earnings (average annual earnings =$47,609)

The Path to Systemic Change

Discussion

Foster an alumni network curated by mothers that provides program support until the youngest child is 18 and the family has navigated the critical pitfalls that could send them back to poverty

Shift from child development to high-level early childhood education so children leave the program performing above grade level

Ensure that children persist in their studies, finish high school, and have support for the post-secondary education application process

Double the number of campuses in the next 5 years

These are shape-shifting moments and we need a constellation of stars to fulfill our mission: breaking the cycle of poverty. The work that the Jeremiah Program does and the work of Senate Presidents’ Forum is the same: we work together to educate people so they can better participate in improving the lives of all.

... breaking the cycle of poverty. The work that the Jeremiah Program does and the work of Senate Presidents’ Forum is the same: we work together to educate people so they can better participate in improving the lives of all.

Ellie Booth (Amazon) listens as Sen. Karen Spilka (MA) describes the State's major educational initiatives directed at alleviating poverty.

Speaker Biography

Chastity Lord  

Chastity Lord is President & CEO of the Jeremiah Program. A national nonprofit leader, Lord has dedicated her life to disrupting systems of inequity through a social justice lens in an effort to bridge the opportunity gap. She has a unique mix of both practitioner and executive leadership and has spent two decades specializing in organizational development, education, college access, fundraising, and leadership development.

Lord has a BA in organizational communication from University of Oklahoma and an MBA in strategy and marketing from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She is a 2012 Pahara-Aspen Fellow with the Aspen Global Leadership Network and serves on the board of Shriver National Center on Poverty and Law.

CONTACT

Senate Presidents’ Forum

579 Broadway

Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706

 

Tel: 914-693-1818

Copyright © 2020 Senate Presidents' Forum. All rights reserved.

JANUARY 2-5, 2020

The "Two Generation" Approach to Breaking the Poverty Cycle

 

Chastity Lord

President and CEO
The Jeremiah Program

Audacious Goals

Guiding Principles

1. Safe and affordable housing

2. Individualized coaching for achieving success in career-track college education

3. Child development programs that lay a foundation for social and economic success

4. A required, weekly life skills training program for career development, economic independence, health and parenting

5. A supportive community of participants, alumnae, and volunteers

Outcomes

4,000 mothers and children have gone through the program since its founding in 1989

91% of graduate respondents are employed or in school

88% of children meet or exceed age-appropriate benchmarks

77% have decreased their reliance on public assistance

68% of graduates have increased their earnings (average annual earnings =$47,609)

The Path to Systemic Change

Discussion

Foster an alumni network curated by mothers that provides program support until the youngest child is 18 and the family has navigated the critical pitfalls that could send them back to poverty

Shift from child development to high-level early childhood education so children leave the program performing above grade level

Ensure that children persist in their studies, finish high school, and have support for the post-secondary education application process

Double the number of campuses in the next 5 years

These are shape-shifting moments and we need a constellation of stars to fulfill our mission: breaking the cycle of poverty. The work that the Jeremiah Program does and the work of Senate Presidents’ Forum is the same: we work together to educate people so they can better participate in improving the lives of all.

... breaking the cycle of poverty. The work that the Jeremiah Program does and the work of Senate Presidents’ Forum is the same: we work together to educate people so they can better participate in improving the lives of all.

Ellie Booth (Amazon) listens as Sen. Karen Spilka (MA) describes the State's major educational initiatives directed at alleviating poverty.

Speaker Biography

Chastity Lord  

Chastity Lord is President & CEO of the Jeremiah Program. A national nonprofit leader, Lord has dedicated her life to disrupting systems of inequity through a social justice lens in an effort to bridge the opportunity gap. She has a unique mix of both practitioner and executive leadership and has spent two decades specializing in organizational development, education, college access, fundraising, and leadership development.

Lord has a BA in organizational communication from University of Oklahoma and an MBA in strategy and marketing from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She is a 2012 Pahara-Aspen Fellow with the Aspen Global Leadership Network and serves on the board of Shriver National Center on Poverty and Law.

CONTACT

Senate Presidents’ Forum

579 Broadway

Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706

 

Tel: 914-693-1818

Copyright © 2020 Senate Presidents' Forum. All rights reserved.