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Beverly Cottman

New EDTalks Video: Beverly Cottman on Honoring the Teacher and Learner in All of Us

Beverly Cottman tells stories, myths and folktales rooted in African and African-American traditions. Beverly uses storytelling as a powerful tool to transform lives, pass on values, instill pride, evoke self-love and celebrate culture. She developed her expertise as a storyteller during 30 years as an educator in Minneapolis Public Schools and 15 years as a grandmother. Beverly presented this EDTalk on October 28, 2014. Filming and production by CallSign51. 
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Join Our Team!

AchieveMpls is a dynamic organization with a dedicated and talented team. We're looking for two new staff members for our STEP-UP Achieve youth employment program, which is considered to be one of the top programs in the country. Learn more!

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AchieveMpls Annual Report 2013-14

We're proud to launch our new annual report, which outlines all the great programs our community support makes possible!

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Career & College Centers

Fall classes begin August 25! Learn about our AchieveMpls Career & College Centers in MPS high schools, which provide all MPS high school students with the one-to-one support, resources and connections they need to create a solid plan for careers or college.

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Video: STEP-UP Achieve School Year Internships

In partnership with Minneapolis Public Schools, our new STEP-UP Achieve Work Based Learning Program helps MPS high school students integrate career and academic preparation. The program offers a unique blend of work experience and course work that allows students to explore careers, earn money and gain high school credit for work experiences outside of the classroom. For more information, contact Anna Peterson at 612.455.1565.

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Share Your Career Journey at AchieveMpls Career Fairs!

We're looking for professionals to share their career journeys at our spring MPS Career Fairs! Connecting with high school students about your professional expertise and personal experience is one of the best ways to help them prepare for college, careers and future contributions to our community. Learn more!

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MIGIZI Communications Summer Media Institute: Healthy Lifestyle

In the summer of 2014, 12 STEP-UP Achieve interns at MIGIZI Communications teamed up to make videos on social issues in the Native American community.  Check out this great intern production!

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This Internship Made My Future Brighter

STEP-Up Achieve Intern at Clockwork Active Media Systems

"Here at Clockwork I’m a member of a work team. I’m also learning how to build websites, network, and create a brand brief. I’m walking away with this digital resume that my supervisor helped me create!"

STEP-UP alum Addis Tesfaye

Nonprofits to Know: AchieveMpls

AchieveMpls is featured in the Minnesota Philanthropy Partners' Nonprofits to Know video series as a recipient of the Minnesota Community Foundation's first Transformational Fund grant. Meet our alum Addis and learn about our career and college readiness work, including STEP-UP Achieve and Career & College Centers in MPS high schools!