March 31 2020

Update on AchieveMpls Programs and Activities During COVID-19

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As our community responds to the rapidly-evolving COVID-19 situation, the AchieveMpls team is working remotely to continue delivering our career and college readiness programs and ensure the safety of our staff, students and partners. We remain “open” and available via phone, email and social media and will respond to your inquiries as quickly as possible.

Here are some important updates for our school communities, volunteers, Step Up partners and AchieveMpls funders:

MPS and SPPS School Communities
With the closure of public schools throughout Minnesota, our Career & College Centers in 15 Minneapolis and Saint Paul high schools are also closed. Our dedicated team is collaborating with district and school staff to determine the best ways to provide remote support to students in their college and career planning pathways during this critical time of the school year. Contact our Career & College Center Director Kendra Engels at 612-455-1566 for more information.  

Our management of Minneapolis Public Schools school and department funds, mini-grants for classrooms and staff, and student scholarships continues uninterrupted. For inquiries about school and department funds, please e-mail  For more information about mini-grants and scholarships, contact Angel Jennings at 612-455-1560.      

All AchieveMpls school-based career events and worksite tours for April and May have been postponed. Please keep an eye on our events calendar for updates. For more information, contact Career Exposure Coordinator Ashley Musana at 612-455-1571.

Step Up Employers and Partners 
The health and safety of our Step Up Youth Employment Program students and partners is our greatest concern. We are monitoring COVID-19 daily and adapting to changes quickly and strategically as we prepare to deliver another great summer of Step Up. We are creating online opportunities for work readiness training and are in close contact with our employer partners. For questions, contact Jeremiah Brown at 612-455-1562. 

AchieveMpls Funders and Donors
Our development team is always available to answer your questions or provide information about our programs or donation opportunities. We also welcome your financial gifts during this challenging time. For more information, contact Development Director Jennifer McGee at 612-455-1552. 

For any other questions, please contact or 612-455-1564. Thank you for your support and partnership in these coming weeks.