Eye contact. A firm handshake. Clear speech and diction. Good posture. Confidence. These are some essential skills of a good job interview, and this week, more than 1,600 low-income Minneapolis Public Schools students had a chance to try out their skills at the annual Step-Up Summer Jobs Program mock job interviews.
by Nancy Kuehn, Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal
Tue April 24, 2012
U.S. Bancorp CEO Richard Davis led a group of 100 Twin Cities business professionals Monday to help low-income students sharpen their interviewing techniques as they prepare to apply for summer jobs. Monday was the first of a four-day event at the Minneapolis Convention Center where more than 400 businesspeople are to help 1,600 students in mock interviews.
AchieveMpls is honored to receive a $500,000 transformational grant from the Minnesota Communty Foundation and Twin Cities philanthropist Tom Grossman to expand and strengthen organizational capacity, outcome-based data systems and STEP-UP Achieve Summer Jobs Program.
There are a lot of ways for the wealthy to give back that come accompanied by healthy doses of public recognition or an association with a warm and fuzzy charitable effort. Yesterday, the family of Wayzata philanthropist Tom Grossman and the Minnesota Community Foundation wrote a check for $500,000 to a local nonprofit that did none of the above.
The Minnesota Community Foundation has awarded a $500,000 grant to transform AchieveMpls, an organization that focuses on career and college readiness and places low-income youth on a path to high-wage jobs, education beyond high school and economic self-sufficiency.
Over 400 Twin Cities business professionals are participating in the annual STEP-UP Mock Interviews Monday through Thursday, which match professionals with over 1,600 young people from Minneapolis who are preparing for summer jobs at top Twin Cities companies, government agencies and nonprofits.
AchieveMpls is seeking enthusiastic Twin Cities professionals to participate in our spring Career Fairs and share information about their career paths and industries with Minneapolis public high school students.
School Matters is a monthly TV show highlighting all the great things happening in the Minneapolis Public Schools. Produced by iDream.tv in partnership with the MPS Office of Communications, the show is available in English, Español, Lus Hmoob and Soomaali.