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Our Community Partners

72 of our partner organizations have demonstrated outstanding commitment to Minneapolis students through their generous financial and program support, as well as their strategic leadership and collaboration in this work. We are honored to recognize these organizations as our new AchieveMpls Champions, Partners and Allies.

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Video: Young Men of Color: Promise. Potential. Power.

Young men of color are more than just statistics. Individually and collectively they are amazingly talented people with tremendous promise, potential and power. Together, our community must ensure that each and every one of these future leaders has the opportunities, support and confidence they need to succeed. This video was produced for the 2015 AchieveMpls Education Partners Luncheon by Music licensed via

New Video: Dr. Bernadeia Johnson on a Little Girl Growing Up in the Segregated South

Dr. Bernadeia Johnson served as Superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) from 2010-2015, overseeing a district of 35,000 students and 7,000 staff and working diligently to improve education outcomes and close the city’s wide achievement gap. She grew up during the civil rights era in Selma, Alabama, spending summers with her grandparents in Minnesota. A  National Board Certified Teacher, she has also served as MPS Deputy Superintendent and a principal, assistant principal and teacher in both Minneapolis and St. Paul.  This EDTalks was filmed and produced in November 2015 by Callsign51

MAC Winter Networking Event

Tue December 01, 2015 | 5-7 pm (Happy Hour), 7-10 pm (Boys Basketball Game, Southwest vs. North)

Happy Hour: Studio 2 Wine Bar | 818 W 46th Street, Mpls 55419
Basketball Game: Southwest High School| 3414 West 47th Street, Mpls 55410

Come join fellow Minneapolis Alumni for light appetizers and great company, then make way to Southwest High School to cheer on two of our varsity boys basketball teams, the North High Polars and the Southwest Lakers!  

New EDTalks Video: Coralie Maldonado on STAND Against Discrimination

Coralie Maldonado is a junior at North High School in North St.Paul, Coralie Maldonado is a proud member of the Minnesota Youth Council and president of her school’s new social justice group STAND (Solidarity through the Annihilation of the Normality of Discrimination). Coralie also serves as a counselor for a St. Paul after-school program and mentors elementary students through SWAG (Students Working on the Achievement Gap). She has participated in the Youth Activist Summit, the Facing Race Awards and several other community projects. This EDTalks was filmed and produced in November 2015 by Callsign51