Parenting is hard.  Especially alone.  

Emerge Mothers Academy equips single mothers
to emerge as confident women and caring moms.

We Value: Personal Development
Health & Wellness
Constructive Parenting
Financial Independence 
We Offer: Parenting Classes and Mentors
Microloan grant
Social Services & Counseling

Emerge Mothers Academy offers parent support services to mothers in partnership with several other local service sites [Hope Academy,Banyan Community,M.O.M.S Burnsville,Open Door, First Care Centers].  We believe in the quality work of many Twin Cities non-profit partners, under whose roof we choose to offer services to mothers (giving the moms one less stop in their busy day). Our work with moms helps change patterns of generational poverty, encourages positive parenting, personal growth, emotional maturity and financial independence.

Staff and Contractors

Rebecca(Becca) Erickson, Co-founder and Executive Director.  Becca is a former Target Executive, parenting-mentor, wife and mother of three.  Becca is passionate about effective parenting, co-parenting and single parenting.  Through her own journey she has seen the value of completing an education and committing to personal growth, even as a single mother.  In 2012, her focus, resiliency and hope gave way to a bright new future as she married her wonderful husband, Ryan.  See more of Becca's story here.



Emily A. is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker.  Emily is an independent contractor providing social services and therapy services to the Emerge Mothers at our S. Minneapolis location.  She is gifted in providing families with effective therapy tools and life skills.  Her aim is to help women and families become whole and establish effective skills for coping and thriving.  Emily is married to Tim and is the mother of four boys.  She believes in helping each client and family find their own normal, and preparing clients for life's challenges.



Laurel G. is our contracted Media Specialist.  She dazzles us with all things photo, media and Social.  Her work ensures that we have an inspiring reach beyond our proximal location- and can be a virtual platform to many mothers. Laurel and her husband have twin boys and they love to serve others, travel and photograph the joys of life.

Jennie L. is our contracted program assistant.  She works with mothers to ensure they are maximizing the services we offer and getting them plugged in to Emerge Mothers Academy.  Jennie has a bachelors in Psychology and is a woman of incredible compassion and commitment.  Our mothers (and their children!) love working with her.  As a Child Educator by profession, she effortlessly  builds rapport and trust with children quickly and always brightens the day of others.

Judy K. is our co-founder and volunteer office coordinator.  She spent 40 years serving others as a nurse.  Judy is a certified FEMM instructor and studying to be a postpartum-doula!  Judy cares deeply for young mothers, and desires to create a rich and bright future to moms all over the Twin Cities.   Judy was a single mother herself, and is now a kayaking, crafting, scrapbooking and sewing grandma of eight!

Our Board of Directors

The Emerge Mothers Academy board of directors volunteer their time and professional talents to govern our organization with passion and integrity.  Their commitment is crucial in helping our mothers rise up into their full stature.

Board Officers
Danielle, an operations manager, is our Board Chair.  Danielle lives with her husband and daughter in the Twin Cities, though she is native to Nebraska.  Danielle has a huge heart for serving others and being a support to those around her.  She enjoys volunteering, family time, cooking and helping with her husband's brewery.

Katie, our Treasurer, is a tax CPA and trainer for CBIZ.  She and her husband live in Delano with their 3 young children.

Susan is a teacher and administrator with a passion for helping others succeed in life.  She and her husband have two children.

Board Directors

Leah is an operations manager in health care.

Stacy is a business owner and wardrobe stylist.  

Emerge Mothers Academy is a MN 501c3 public charity, we rely heavily on volunteer support and a staff of gifted, generous professionals

Would you consider volunteering on our Board?   We need experienced, connected and passionate professionals to govern us!  Head over to the "Get Involved" Page and look for our application.

Non-profit Partners


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Business/Corporate and Foundation Partners

         LRE Foundation         WEM Foundation

Proto Labs Foundation       Becca Erickson, R+F Consultant

Erickson Builders          Addilay Homes & Remodeling        Hendel Homes