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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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!
04.13.2015 | Posted by Lulu, STEP-UP Achieve Intern
This spring I attended STEP-UP Achieve's new Professional Development Conference for advanced interns, which offered an exciting style of work readiness training and great learning opportunities to prepare me for my new internship this summer.
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!
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!
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.
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!
Gaby is a fourth-year student at Augsburg College, where she’s on the Dean’s List, has a full-time internship and is pursuing a degree in social work. But back in high school she couldn't imagine college in her future.