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Graduation coaches and students

Become an AchieveMpls Graduation Coach

Graduation Coaches provide personalized mentoring to help Minneapolis students graduate on time and plan for life after high school. Students benefit from a positive relationship with an adult outside of the family, gain confidence in their academic abilities, and build connections with their peers and school community. We are now seeking Graduation Coaches for the 2015-16 school year. Learn more!

1,600 City of Minneapolis STEP-UP Interns Start Their First Week of Work at 230 Local Companies and Nonprofits

Media Release from City of Minneapolis and AchieveMpls
Mon June 15, 2015

The City of Minneapolis youth employment program, STEP-UP, kicked off its 12th summer with 1,600 Minneapolis youth and young adults ages 14-21 starting their paid summer internships at 230 participating government agencies, nonprofits, and corporations throughout the Twin Cities metro area. 

Graduation Day!

"I didn't think college was an option!"

Southwest High alum, former CCC participant and new Augsburg grad

Gaby is a recent Augsburg College graduate who just earned her B.A. in Social Work.  But back in high school she didn't imagine college in her future.

Introducing Nou Vang

Career & College Center Coordinator, Patrick Henry High School

Why do I do this work? Coming from a low-income family I honestly think education is one of the most important things any person can possess in the world. It's something no one can ever take away from me. I want to help today’s students do even better than I did!

Kao Kalia Yang

New EDTalks Video: Kao Kalia Yang on a Hmong Perspective of Public Education

Kao Kalia Yang is a teacher, public speaker, writer and author of the award-winning book, The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir (Coffee House Press, 2008) and the forthcoming book, The Song Poet (Metropolitan Books, 2016). Born in Thailand’s Ban Vinai Refugee Camp, she is a member of the Hmong ethnic minority and is now an American citizen. She is a graduate of Carleton College and Columbia University’s School of the Arts. This EDTalk was presented on April 6, 2015.  Video by CallSign51.