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AchieveMpls Receives $750,000 Grant from The Pat and Tom Grossman Family Fund to Help More Minneapolis Students Access High-Wage, Sustainable Careers

AchieveMpls Media Release
Wed June 29, 2016

This generous grant will fund a comprehensive career advising system for Minneapolis high school students, with a particular focus on strengthening career services for underserved students who are not pursuing four-year college degrees.

Welcome to our New President and CEO, Danielle Grant!

Thu June 09, 2016

Danielle comes to AchieveMpls from Minneapolis Public Schools, where as Executive Director for Educational & Cultural Services & Indian Education she led systems-level change to help ensure that all students have the support they need to be successful learners.

300 STEP-UP Achieve Interns Participate in 2nd Annual Professional Development Conference

Sat February 20, 2016

On Saturday, over 300 Minneapolis youth from the STEP-UP Achieve youth employment program—part of the City of Minneapolis STEP-UP program—participated in our STEP-UP Achieve Professional Development Conference for Advanced Interns in partnership with Accenture’s Skills to Succeed Initiative. Trainers included 25 business professionals from top Twin Cities companies.

Weber Shandwick Holiday #MnICE Campaign Benefits AchieveMpls

Wed December 09, 2015

Weber Shandwick—a global marketing firm with a long history in the Twin Cities—has launched a holiday social media campaign benefiting AchieveMpls and our career and college readiness work with Minneapolis students.

STEP-UP Youth Employment Program Now Accepting Applications for 2016 Summer Internship Placements

Mon December 07, 2015

The City of Minneapolis youth employment program STEP-UP has begun accepting applications for 2016 summer internship placements. Eligible Minneapolis youth ages 14-21 who are interested in participating in the 2016 STEP-UP class have until February 5, 2016, to complete an application online.

AchieveMpls Ranks #5 out of Top 50 National Education Foundations

Wed December 02, 2015

AchieveMpls, the strategic nonprofit partner of Minneapolis Public Schools, has been ranked #5 in a new survey of the country’s K-12 education foundations. Stepping Up: The Nation's Top K-12 Education Foundations 2015 evaluates education foundations across the country on eight key performance categories.

1,600 STEP-UP Interns Begin 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. 

STEP-UP Achieve and PPL Introduce Minneapolis Youth to Health Care Careers and Skills for Success

AchieveMpls Media Release
Fri April 24, 2015

Health Careers Day connected STEP-UP Achieve interns with local professionals to prepare for their summer internships with top Twin Cities health care organizations and future careers. Co-hosted by Project for Pride in Living (PPL) and STEP-UP Achieve Health Career Pipeline participants, the day-long event was held at Minneapolis Community and Technical College.  

STEP-UP Achieve and CoCo Introduce Minneapolis Youth to High Tech Careers, Design Thinking and Product Development

AchieveMpls Media Release
Tue April 14, 2015

In April, 50 Minneapolis youth from the STEP-UP Achieve youth employment program prepared for their summer internships by connecting with and learning from Twin Cities high tech professionals at an interactive High Tech Innovation Day co-hosted by CoCo Minneapolis.

STEP-UP to Connect 400 Business Volunteers with 1,600 Youth for Mock Interviews at Minneapolis Convention Center

AchieveMpls Media Release
Fri April 10, 2015

Twin Cities business volunteers are gathering April 13-16 for our 2015 Mock Interviews, which will help high school students prepare for their summer internships at top Twin Cities companies, nonprofits and public agencies. 

STEP-UP Achieve and Federal Reserve Bank to Host Financial Services Careers Day for Minneapolis Youth

AchieveMpls Media Release
Tue March 31, 2015

The STEP-UP Achieve youth career development program is partnering with the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and top Twin Cities financial services companies to offer a half-day Financial Services Careers Day for 60 Minneapolis teens and young adults who will be STEP-UP Achieve interns this summer. The April 2 event will be hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis at its head office on 90 Hennepin Avenue from 12:30 – 4:30 pm.

STEP-UP Achieve Partners with Accenture to Train 250 Advanced Interns

AchieveMpls Media Release
Sat February 28, 2015

Over 200 Minneapolis youth from the STEP-UP Achieve youth employment program will participate in the first-ever STEP-UP Achieve Professional Development Conference for Advanced Interns in partnership with Accenture’s Skills to Succeed Initiative.

MPS and AchieveMpls receive major grants from Cargill Foundation

Mon June 16, 2014

The Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) and AchieveMpls, in partnership with the Cargill Foundation, have announced a major three-year investment of $3,890,000 for STEM and AVID programs and AchieveMpls Career & College Centers. In addition, the Foundation approved a one-year grant of $270,000 for MPS Nutrition and Culinary Services.

AchieveMpls Receives Generation Next Social Innovation Fund Initiative Grant to Strengthen STEP-UP Youth Jobs Program

AchieveMpls Media Release
Mon April 22, 2013

AchieveMpls is one of six organizations chosen as founding partners of the new Generation Next and Greater Twin Cities United Way collaborative to close the educational achievement gap in the Twin Cities.

Minneapolis' 'FAFSA February' helps families perform act of 'bravery'

by Beth Hawkins, MinnPost
Mon February 11, 2013

Like all of the college and career center coordinators in Minneapolis high schools, Tiffany Enriquez is observing FAFSA February, a month of activities designed to get students to fill out the ever-so-invitingly named Free Application for Federal Student Aid.