Equipping Single Mothers

Parenting is hard, especially alone. Emerge Mothers Academy is a Twin Cities based nonprofit. We exist to equip single mothers to as emerge confident women and caring moms. We do this through services built on our core values: personal development, health & wellness, constructive parenting and financial independence. Our services include work-preparation, micro-loan grant program, social services & counseling, and parenting classes & mentoring. We come alongside single mothers with professional care and services to meet moms where they are at. Emerge Mothers Academy works with incredible partners and resources in the Twin Cities to approach care in every need. If you are a single mom or know a single mom who needs services, please contact us.

Our team

Becca Erickson

Co-Founder, Exec Dir

Former Target Executive, parent-mentor, wife and mother of three. Becca, who experienced single motherhood herself, has dedicated herself to this work. She also hosts a podcast, To Emerge, sharing stories of women rising up.


Social Worker

Emily, who contracts with us, is gifted in providing families with effective therapy tools and life skills. Her aim is to help women become whole and establish skills for coping and thriving. Emily is married and has four sons.


Office Coordinator

Judy is our co-founder. She spent 40 years serving others as a nurse and is a certified FEMN instructor. Now a grandmother to 8, Judy was a single mother and knows how to provide deep care for young moms.


program assistant

Jennie works with mothers to ensure they are maximizing our services. With a degree in Psychology and a Child Educator by profession, she effortlessly builds trust with children and brightens the days of others.


Media Manager

Laurel is passionate about the work Emerge Mothers Academy does and communicates that through all things media. She believes every women’s story has value. Laurel is happily married and mother to twin boys.


Grants Consultant

Melanie is a consultant to Emerge Mothers Academy, providing services in grant searches and grant-writing.  

Board of Directors

Danielle Gharineh, BOARD CHAIR.  Operations Manager, MN Quality Care

Susan Larson, VICE CHAIR.  Minneapolis Public Schools


Leah Jensen, Stacy Drake, Becca Erickson

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