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

AchieveMpls Media Release
Fri April 24, 2015

Health Careers Day will connect 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 will be held at Minneapolis Community and Technical College.  

Dana Mortenson

New EDTalks Video: Dana Mortenson on Globally Competent Teaching

Dana Mortenson's deep belief in the transformative power of global education led her to co-found World Savvy, which has reached more than 375,000 students and 2,200 educators from three offices nationwide. Dana serves as adviser and board member to a range of nonprofits focused on youth development, international education and social entrepreneurship. She is a 2011 Ashoka Fellow and was named one of The New Leaders Council’s 40 Under 40 Progressive American Leaders in 2010. This EDTalk was presented on April 6, 2015.  Video by CallSign51. 

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Help Minneapolis students graduate career and college ready!

Thanks to Mayor Hodges for her passion for our young people! We encourage you to respond to her call to action by becoming a Graduation Coach, STEP-UP Achieve Mock Interviewer or employer, volunteer or advocate for our young people!

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!

South High Career Fair Volunteer

Share Your Journey at MPS 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!

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

AchieveMpls Media Release
Tue April 14, 2015

This Saturday, April 18, over 50 Minneapolis youth from the STEP-UP Achieve youth employment program will prepare 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.

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STEP-UP Achieve Jobs Program

Help us reach our goal of 800 summer internships for Minneapolis students! STEP-UP Achieve links your company with the next generation of talented workers by providing work-readiness training, hands-on experience, advanced career opportunities and more. Learn how you can become an employer today!