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"I didn't think college was even an option"

Former CCC participant, MPS Alum and recent Augsburg College Grad!

Gaby is a recent Augsburg College graduate who just earned her B.A. in Social Work.  But back in high school she didn't imagine college in her future.

Invest in Students

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 employer, MPS alumni volunteer or advocate!

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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!

Graduation coaches and students

Become an AchieveMpls Graduation Coach

Graduation Coaches provide personalized mentoring to help Minneapolis students graduate on time and plan for life after high school. Students benefit from a positive relationship with an adult outside of the family, gain confidence in their academic abilities, and build connections with their peers and school community. We are now seeking Graduation Coaches for the 2015-16 school year. Learn more!

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!

Kao Kalia Yang

New EDTalks Video: Kao Kalia Yang on a Hmong Perspective of Public Education

Kao Kalia Yang is a teacher, public speaker, writer and author of the award-winning book, The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir (Coffee House Press, 2008) and the forthcoming book, The Song Poet (Metropolitan Books, 2016). Born in Thailand’s Ban Vinai Refugee Camp, she is a member of the Hmong ethnic minority and is now an American citizen. She is a graduate of Carleton College and Columbia University’s School of the Arts. This EDTalk was presented on April 6, 2015.  Video by CallSign51. 

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CollegeCrewMpls Alumni Blog

Calling Class of 2015 writers: CollegeCrewMpls Wants You!

Do you love to write about your experiences in life and school? is a great new blog by new Minneapolis Public Schools graduates about life after high school. We’re looking for new writers from the Class of 2015!

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Join Our Team!

AchieveMpls is a dynamic organization with a dedicated and talented team. We're looking for several talented new staff members, including a new Senior Program Director, Graduation Coaches Coordinator (Americorps VISTA) and Career & College Center Coordinators. Learn more!