2019 Year in review at Emerge Mothers Academy

As we come to the end of 2019, Emerge Mothers Academy is extremely thankful for the donors and volunteers who have come alongside our mission to equip single mothers to emerge as confident women and caring moms. 
This year Emerge Mothers Academy has served  107 moms (and their 247 kids) through clinical social work, parenting classes, work preparation, and financial literacy training. Thanks to your support, we were also able to award $5560 in entrepreneurial grants. 

As we look to 2020 with excitement, Emerge Mothers Academy will open a new permanent location at the Center for Belonging. Our new location will be a safe and convenient place for single moms to access our services.

But here’s the truth—we CANNOT open our new permanent location without you.

Emerge Mothers Academy needs to raise $10,000 to secure our spot at the Center of Belonging. Will you invest in the future of Emerge Mothers Academy and help us serve more single mothers (and their children)? TODAY your donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar!

Enjoy this look back on the year at Emerge Mothers Academy.

A special note to our Emerge moms; Your choice to step forward and ask for help is courageous and inspires everyone at Emerge Mothers Academy. We see your desire to make positive choices for yourselves and your family. You are strong and capable of emerging a strong mom and confident women.

What better way to encourage a mom than give her updated family photos for Mother’s Day! Each Spring, Emerge Mothers Academy holds a photoshoot for our moms. Our donors gifted each family a large canvas! 2019 was our biggest turnout for family photos and we are excited to continue to grow this event! 

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Health & wellness is one of the core values of Emerge Mothers Academy. Each year we host a Wellness Expo to benefit our services. In 2019, we hosted the event at ModernWell with local wellness vendors and an incredible panel that spoke on mental, physical, and spiritual wellness.

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At Emerge Mothers Academy, we celebrate entrepreneurship! Each Spring we host a “Shark Tank” event for entrepreneurial single mothers to pitch their business idea. This year we partnered with Women Venture and PPNA. We will be sharing more about our 2019 recipient in the coming months.

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During the Summer we offer Summer in the Park programming. Moms come together to connect with other moms while their children play.

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Nothing gets us as excited as hearing success stories from our Work Preparation clients. Your support has allowed us to work one-on-one with women for job coaching and updating resumes. With over 90% success in placement, the Emerge Mothers Academy Work Preparation program is helping women gain employment and bring financial stability to their homes

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Watch this brief overview of our services which includes Parenting Classes. This year we continued in this service which offers participants social, emotional, and constructive parenting skills.

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Thanks to a grant from Allianz Life, Parenting Class participants receive our Financial Literacy Training.

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This year marked our 8th annual charity gala, Splurge for Emerge. Attendees enjoyed the night shopping from mom-owned businesses, cocktails, games, and a program where two Emerge clients shared their powerful stories.To all the volunteers that made this event come together smoothly, thank you. Donors, thank you for your commitment to the mission and for your generosity. 

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We had the privilege to partner with Robert Covington of the Minnesota Timberwolves. He provided 75 Power Plates Thanksgiving meals. Thank you, Robert, for your commitment to the community!

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Thanks to our wonderful donors and volunteers, it was a joy-filled Christmas at Emerge Mothers Academy! Ten mothers and their children received presents for a stress-free holiday season. Thank you for making our Annual Emerge Christmas Boutique a success.

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We know you care about helping a single mother build a better life for herself and her children. So, we’re hoping you’ll make a special tax-deductible gift nowYou can help a single mother turn her hope for a better life into a better life.

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