Ally Hanten Ebert has been named executive director of the Rochester-Southeast Minnesota campus of the Jeremiah Program, a national nonprofit focused on disrupting generational poverty among single mothers and their children.
According to a statement from the program, Ebert will work to create new opportunities for the campus, foster relationships with the community, and build upon Jeremiah Program's approach to disrupting generational poverty.
"Ally is going to be an excellent addition to our team," said Chastity Lord, president and CEO of Jeremiah Program. "Her mission-driven leadership and passion for supporting young parents and their children will greatly serve our Rochester-Southeast MN families, as they continue to face the challenges of this time. I am excited to see how she will integrate the voices and experiences of our JP families to better meet their unique needs."
Ebert is joining the Jeremiah Program after serving as the acting executive director for United Action for Youth in Iowa City, Iowa. Ebert also contributed to its transitional living and family support programs, connecting youth with family services; safe, permanent housing; educational opportunities and more.
She holds both a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in human development and family science from North Dakota State University. She is also a certified crime victim advocate, family support supervisor and mental health first aid provider.
The newest of the Jeremiah Program campuses, Jeremiah Program Rochester-Southeast MN, opened its doors during the COVID-19 pandemic, after raising about $16.9 million. The campus works to support local mothers and their families with career-track college education, childcare and early childhood education, affordable housing and empowerment training.