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. Contact James Murphy, Manager of Strategic Resource Development, for more information.

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, CareerForce Minneapolis and Project for Pride in Living for the Step Up Youth Employment Program, which provides work readiness training and paid internships for 1,400 Minneapolis youth each year in collaboration with over 200 Twin Cities employers.



Our 2020 AchieveMpls Community Partners

Strong community partnerships lead to increased student achievement, enhanced social capital and a greater likelihood of graduation and career success. We believe that all young people can achieve their greatest potential in school, work and life when they have strong schools, caring adults and a generous community to support them.

Our tremendous thanks to our 2020 AchieveMpls Community Partners, 22 Twin Cities businesses, foundations, public agencies and nonprofits who demonstrated outstanding commitment to our students through generous financial gifts, programmatic support and strategic leadership. Their generosity and support was especially critical for our work during the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learn more in our public announcement.



Best Buy

Boston Scientific


C.H. Robinson

CLA Foundation

The Family Development Center

General Mills


Greenburg Traurig

Hennepin County

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Otto Bremer Trust

Piper Sandler

Rêve Academy



U.S. Bank


Walser Foundation

Wells Fargo

Xcel Energy


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.