Our Partners

Partnerships for student success are at the heart of everything we do. We collaborate with dozens of Twin Cities public agencies, companies, nonprofits and foundations to dramatically improve outcomes for all students in our city.

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Our Strategic Partner: Minneapolis Public Schools

Career and College Readiness

As the strategic nonprofit partner of Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS), our shared goal is every student career and college ready. We collaborate on career and post-secondary readiness initiatives and direct AchieveMpls Career & College Centers in eleven MPS high schools. 


We raise millions of dollars for MPS from corporations and foundations for career and college readiness programs, early literacy, STEM education, leadership development and other strategic district priorities.

School Funds and Awards

We support MPS by managing over 110 individual school and department funds, administering over 60 college scholarships and awarding mini-grants for staff development and classroom projects. Learn more.

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Our Step Up Partner: City of Minneapolis

We partner with the City of Minneapolis for our STEP-UP youth employment program, which provides work readiness training and paid internships for 1,600 Minneapolis youth each year in partnership with 200 Twin Cities employers. 



Our Community Partners: Champions, Advocates and Allies

These 44 Twin Cities businesses, foundations, public agencies and nonprofits have demonstrated outstanding commitment to Minneapolis students during the 2017-18 fiscal year. Our heartfelt thanks to our Champions, Advocates and Allies for their generous financial gifts and volunteer service, as well as strategic leadership, expertise and collaboration in our career and college readiness programs. Learn more in our public announcement.

Our Champions: Best Buy, U.S. Bank and Wells Fargo

Our three Champions have exhibited extraordinary commitment through grant or pro bono contributions of $50,000 or more, as well as programmatic involvement at the very highest level in our programs for students. Learn more about our Champions.

Our Advocates

These eight Advocates made substantial gifts of $25,000-$49,999 or were highly engaged in multiple AchieveMpls programs. They include Otto Bremer Trust, Cargill, General Mills, the State of Minnesota, Target, UCare, the University of Minnesota and Xcel Energy.

Our Allies

These 33 Allies contributed $10,000-$24,999 or devoted significant time and expertise to our career and college readiness programs.


Learn more

Meet all of our 2018 Community Partners and learn how you can participate.


Other Partners for Student Success

We also work with several other outstanding organizations that help young people succeed and collaborate with local college access partners to strengthen our collective impact.