LearningWorks at Blake

Description:  LearningWorks is a unique public-private partnership between Minneapolis Public Schools and The Blake School. The program is designed to prepare students to thrive in college and offer real-world teaching experiences to high school and college students. The LW teachers are high school seniors and college-age students themselves, and receive over 250 hours of hands-on

Hiawatha Academies

Description:  Hiawatha Academies is a network of college-preparatory schools focused on closing the opportunity gap in Minneapolis. The network seeks to create a K-12 school experience that empowers scholars with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good. Hiawatha Academies is committed to making our city and our

Black Men Teach

Description:  Black Men Teach’s mission is to recruit, prepare, place and retain Black male teachers in elementary schools. To do so, the organization creates an environment in which Black male teachers can thrive, because a child’s schooling experience will never be complete without them. — Contact: Paul Gunderson  Email: pmgunderson@gmail.com


Description:  Minnesota Education Equity Partnership uses a race equity lens to transform educational institutions, organizations, and leaders to ensure that students of color and American Indian students achieve full academic and leadership success. The organization envisions a just society in which an equitable educational ecosystem ensures all students achieve their full potential.  Contact: Rose Chu Email: rchu@mneep.org 

University of St. Thomas

Description:  St. Thomas’s School of Education offers  preparation for Minnesota’s teachers and leaders. By exposing their students to real-world problems and solutions, students gain the opportunity to develop skills across disciplines. Their students learn from educators who impart a balance of practical, professional knowledge grounded in theory, with ideas they can apply to their own

Breakthrough Twin Cities

Description:  Breakthrough Twin Cities provides a six-year college access program to support highly motivated, yet under-resourced students and families in the Twin Cities. In middle school we provide academic enrichment programming during the summer in which college and high-school students become Teaching Fellows and inspire youth to grow and reach their goals. Contact: Josh Reiminitz

Roseville Area Schools

Description: Roseville Area Schools, Independent School District 623, is known for its tradition of excellence. The District has: 6 neighborhood elementary schools, a dual language immersion (Spanish) elementary program, a K-8 school, a K-6 year-round inter-district integration magnet school, a 7-8 middle school, an alternative high school, a 9-12 high school, an adult learning center,