Contract negotiations between the Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) and the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers (MFT) will go into mediation on Friday, February 17. Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson has issued this public letter outlining MPS priorities in negotiating the contract.
AchieveMpls is looking for community members to represent their career or industry at one of our upcoming career fairs at MPS high schools. Join other professionals from throughout the Twin Cities to talk personally with students about your field of work, help them deepen their awareness of career options and better plan for life after high school.
Minneapolis Mayor RT Rybak is joining US Bank CEO Richard Davis in a public Call to Action to Twin Cities companies, urging them to “step up” and participate in the 2012 STEP-UP Achieve Jobs Program on behalf of the young people of Minneapolis and our future work force.
Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and U.S. Bancorp CEO Richard Davis are asking Minneapolis employers to make an investment in the city’s future workforce by hiring interns for the summer through the STEP-UP Achieve Jobs Program.
Bao Khang is a student at MPS Patrick Henry High and plays an essential role in her family – in the Hmong culture, family is valued above all else. She's planning for college at her AchieveMpls Career & College Center, where she gets help with scholarships, summer jobs, tours of local colleges and college applications.
STEP-UP Achieve alumnus Hashim Yonis recently met President Barack Obama at the White House. He and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak both were there January 5 speaking at a conference where the president unveiled a summer job initiative that he hopes will provide work for 250,000 low-income youth ages 16-24. The Obama administration is using the STEP-UP program as a model for the president’s new national plan.
Mayor Rybak is touting the success of the "Minneapolis Promise" this week at a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation education conference for mayors -- including the STEP-UP summer jobs program, AchieveMpls Career & College Centers, and financial assistance for college in partnership with local colleges and universities.
Hashim Yonis did his STEP-UP Achieve summer job internships at a local law firm and in the Minneapolis Public Works Department, where he met important mentors, including Minneapolis Mayor R. T. Rybak. The co-chair of STEP-UP, Ryback invited Yonis with him to a recent White House event where Yonis was part of a panel of young people who spoke about how they have benefited from meaningful summer employment and work-readiness training.
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