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ACHIEVE MINNEAPOLIS

Mission Statement
SEE SCHEDULE O

Formed 2002. The IRS granted this nonprofit coporation 501(c) status in July of 1982. Its accounting period ends in June.

NTEE Code: O50

Tax Code Designation: 501(c)(3)

Contributions are tax deductible.

Foundation Type: Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public

Principal Officer: PAM COSTAIN

Tax Returns for Achieve Minneapolis

Form 990 2014 Full Details

Tax Year: 2014 (2014-07-01 - 2015-06-30)

Revenue Breakdown

Contributions: $2,947,882

Investment Income: $10,476

Other Revenue: $3,505


Total Revenue
$4,095,972

Expenses Breakdown

Grants and Similiar: $4,134,543

Member Benefits: $0

Salaries, other compensation, and employee benefits: $1,924,273

Other Expenses: $563,769


Total Expenses
$6,622,585

Assets

Initial Net Assets or Fund Balances: $9,571,280

Deficit (Revenue - Expenses): $-2,526,613

Total Liabilities $1,067,123


Final Net Assets or Fund Balances:

$7,067,295

Top Program Service Accomplishments

Expenses: $871,859
Revenue: $626,034

CAREER AND COLLEGE CENTERS - SEE SCHEDULE O

Expenses: $836,129
Revenue: $920,259

STEP-UP ACHIEVE - SEE SCHEDULE O

Expenses: $106,843
Revenue: $132,971

OUTREACH AND PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAMMING

Form 990 2013 Full Details

Tax Year: 2013 (2013-07-01 - 2014-06-30)

Revenue Breakdown

Contributions: $6,115,017

Investment Income: $10,273

Other Revenue: $11,386


Total Revenue
$7,220,438

Expenses Breakdown

Grants and Similiar: $2,868,107

Member Benefits: $0

Salaries, other compensation, and employee benefits: $1,935,346

Other Expenses: $544,694


Total Expenses
$5,348,147

Assets

Initial Net Assets or Fund Balances: $7,770,289

Deficit (Revenue - Expenses): $1,872,291

Total Liabilities $710,985


Final Net Assets or Fund Balances:

$9,571,280

Top Program Service Accomplishments

Expenses: $837,341
Revenue: $1,390,925

CAREER AND COLLEGE CENTERS - SEE SCHEDULE O

Expenses: $831,891
Revenue: $797,660

STEP-UP ACHIEVE - SEE SCHEDULE O

Form 990 2012 Full Details

Tax Year: 2012 (2012-07-01 - 2013-06-30)

Revenue Breakdown

Contributions: $1,979,994

Investment Income: $24,590

Other Revenue: $-8,536


Total Revenue
$2,926,101

Expenses Breakdown

Grants and Similiar: $2,029,799

Member Benefits: $0

Salaries, other compensation, and employee benefits: $1,831,055

Other Expenses: $800,538


Total Expenses
$4,661,392

Assets

Initial Net Assets or Fund Balances: $9,341,694

Deficit (Revenue - Expenses): $-1,735,291

Total Liabilities $585,143


Final Net Assets or Fund Balances:

$7,770,289

Top Program Service Accomplishments

Expenses: $799,859
Revenue: $440,000

CAREER & COLLEGE CENTERS:ACHIEVEMPLS CAREER & COLLEGE CENTERS (CCCS) ARE OPEN TO EVERY MPS STUDENT, EVERY DAY, IN EVERY HIGH SCHOOL. EACH CCC COORDINATOR IS AN ACHIEVEMPLS EMPLOYEE AND A MEMBER OF THE SCHOOL COUNSELING TEAM. STUDENTS COME TO OUR CENTERS FOR CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS WITH LOCAL PROFESSIONALS, ONE-ON-ONE HELP FROM COORDINATORS, AND TO USE COMPUTERS EQUIPPED WITH ADVANCED COLLEGE AND JOB SEARCH SOFTWARE. COORDINATORS HELP ENSURE THAT EVERY STUDENT MEETS THE KEY COLLEGE-GOING MILESTONES OF MEETING A COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVE, COMPLETING FINANCIAL AID FORMS, TAKING THE ACT AND SUBMITTING A COLLEGE APPLICATION.IN 2012-2013, MPS STUDENTS VISITED CAREER AND COLLEGE CENTERS MORE THAN 90,000 TIMES. COORDINATORS HELD OVER 18,000 SESSIONS WITH STUDENTS, RANGING FROM LARGE CAREER AND COLLEGE FAIRS TO ONE-ON-ONE CONFERENCES. ALTHOUGH COORDINATORS ORGANIZE SCHOOL-WIDE EVENTS LIKE COLLEGE AND CAREER FAIRS, THEY DO MOST OF THEIR WORK ON A FAR MORE PERSONAL SCALE, WITH AN AVERAGE OF FIVE STUDENTS IN A SESSION. OVER 75% OF COORDINATOR MEETINGS WITH STUDENTS WERE ONE-TO-ONE SUPPORT. WE ARE PLEASED TO REPORT THAT 69% OF SENIORS WHO GRADUATED IN 2012 WENT ON TO A POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTION IN THE FALL, A SIX POINT INCREASE FROM THE PREVIOUS YEAR. IN ADDITION, LAST YEAR 73% OF MPS SENIORS COMPLETED THE ACT TEST, ALSO A SIX POINT INCREASE FROM THE PREVIOUS YEAR.

Expenses: $768,235
Revenue: $372,196

STEP-UP ACHIEVE:EACH YEAR, STEP-UP ACHIEVE HELPS HUNDREDS OF LOW-INCOME STUDENTS EXPLORE THE WORLD OF WORK AND MAKE STRONG PROFESSIONAL CONNECTIONS THROUGH WORK-READINESS TRAINING AND PAID SUMMER INTERNSHIPS WITH MORE THAN 160 TOP TWIN CITIES EMPLOYERS, RANGING FROM WELLS FARGO, BOSTON SCIENTIFIC, MEDTRONIC AND U.S. BANK TO PUBLIC AGENCIES, LAW FIRMS, HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS AND LARGE NONPROFITS. THIS INNOVATIVE, PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP WITH A UNIQUE EMPHASIS ON WORK-READINESS TRAINING HAS MADE MINNEAPOLIS A NATIONAL MODEL FOR YOUTH EMPLOYMENT. STEP-UP ACHIEVE EMPLOYERS ARE NOW GOING BEYOND HIRING INTERNS TO HELPING US DEEPEN CAREER PREPARATION BY CREATING A YEAR-ROUND SEQUENCE OF TRAINING, CERTIFICATIONS AND MENTORING FOR HUNDREDS OF MINNEAPOLIS YOUTH IN SECTOR-SPECIFIC CAREER TRACKS. PIPELINE COMMITTEES REPRESENTING HEALTHCARE, FINANCIAL SERVICES, STEM, OUTDOOR/ENVIRONMENTAL AND LEGAL SERVICES--INCLUDING REPRESENTATIVES FROM EMPLOYERS AND EDUCATORS IN THESE INDUSTRIES--ARE WORKING TOGETHER TO DESIGN TRAINING PROGRAMS AND OFFER INDUSTRY-RECOGNIZED CERTIFICATIONS. OVER THE LAST DECADE WE HAVE PLACED MORE THAN 5,500 YOUTH IN PAID STEP-UP ACHIEVE SUMMER JOBS WITH OVER 160 EMPLOYERS. IN 2013, 806 YOUTH WERE PLACED IN STEP-UP ACHIEVE SUMMER AND YEAR-ROUND INTERNSHIPS. AT THE END OF THE SUMMER INTERNSHIPS, 97% OF PARTICIPATING INTERNS SAID THEIR JOB WAS A VALUABLE LEARNING EXPERIENCE, WHILE 87% SAID THEIR JOB MADE THEM REALIZE WHY IT IS IMPORTANT TO DO WELL IN SCHOOL. 85% OF INTERNS HAD A MENTOR IN THEIR WORKPLACE, ONE THIRD MET WITH THE CEO OF THEIR COMPANY AND 90% SAID THEIR JOB HELPED THEM IMPROVE THEIR 21ST CENTURY PROFESSIONAL SKILLS. 88% OF EMPLOYERS SAID THEIR INTERN MADE A VALUABLE CONTRIBUTION TO THE WORKPLACE, AND 90% SAID THEY WANT TO PARTICIPATE AGAIN NEXT YEAR. TWO OUT OF THREE EMPLOYERS SAID THEY WOULD HIRE THEIR INTERN IF THERE WAS A JOB OPENING. IN 2013, ACHIEVEMPLS WAS ONE OF SIX ORGANIZATIONS SELECTED FOR A PRESTIGIOUS $200,000 SOCIAL INNOVATION FUND (SIF) FEDERAL GRANT ADMINISTERED BY THE NEW GENERATION NEXT COLLABORATIVE. THIS SIF GRANT IS ENABLING US TO EXPAND AND DEEPEN STEP-UP TRAINING AND TO CONDUCT A MAJOR RESEARCH STUDY IN COLLABORATION WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA ON THE IMPACT OF YOUTH EMPLOYMENT ON ACADEMIC OUTCOMES AND FUTURE SUCCESS. AS A SIF GRANTEE, ACHIEVEMPLS IS PLAYING A LEAD ROLE IN GENERATION NEXT'S MISSION TO CREATE REGIONAL COLLABORATION ON PROGRAMS PROVEN TO HELP CLOSE THE TWIN CITIES' ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT GAP.

Expenses: $165,426
Revenue: $4,365

OUTREACH AND PARTNERSHIPSTHE OUTREACH AND PARTNERSHIPS TEAM (FORMERLY COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT) BUILDS BRIDGES BETWEEN THE CITY AND MPS SCHOOLS THROUGH A WIDE VARIETY OF ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES. THESE INCLUDE PAIRING MORE THAN 150 HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS WITH GRADUATION COACHES TO MENTOR THEM THROUGH THE COLLEGE-GOING PROCESS; OFFERING A VARIETY OF SHORT- AND LONG-TERM VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR INDIVIDUALS AND BUSINESSES; FACILITATING EMERGING LEADERS STUDENT LEADERSHIP ORGANIZATIONS IN EVERY HIGH SCHOOL; HOSTING PUBLIC FORUMS ON EDUCATION ISSUES; AND BUILDING A MPS ALUMNI NETWORK TO UNITE PUBLIC SCHOOL GRADUATES IN SERVICE TO THE NEXT GENERATION OF STUDENTS. LAST YEAR, OUTREACH AND PARTNERSHIPS RECRUITED OVER 575 VOLUNTEERS TO WORK WITH MORE THAN 3,000 MINNEAPOLIS STUDENTS. OVER 100 STUDENTS JOINED OUR EMERGING LEADERS CLUBS TO EXPLORE KEY LEADERSHIP SKILLS SUCH AS TEAMWORK, COLLABORATION, PUBLIC SPEAKING, COMMUNICATION AND PERSEVERANCE. THE TEAM ALSO REACHED OUT TO THE COMMUNITY ON PUBLIC EDUCATION ISSUES BY HOSTING FIVE OUR CITIES, OUR SCHOOLS (OCOS) FORUMS AND THREE EDTALKS, AN INNOVATIVE SERIES THAT ENGAGES YOUNG PROFESSIONALS IN EDUCATION ISSUES. IN SURVEYS, 80% OF OCOS PARTICIPANTS REPORTED A STRONGER DESIRE TO GET MORE INVOLVED WITH MPS.

Form 990 2011 Full Details

Tax Year: 2011 (2011-07-01 - 2012-06-30)

Revenue Breakdown

Contributions: $2,567,402

Investment Income: $46,220

Other Revenue: $-20,960


Total Revenue
$3,645,165

Expenses Breakdown

Grants and Similiar: $2,190,828

Member Benefits: $0

Salaries, other compensation, and employee benefits: $1,755,980

Other Expenses: $561,213


Total Expenses
$4,508,021

Assets

Initial Net Assets or Fund Balances: $10,257,676

Deficit (Revenue - Expenses): $-862,856

Total Liabilities $945,059


Final Net Assets or Fund Balances:

$9,341,694

Top Program Service Accomplishments

Expenses: $904,021
Revenue: $515,000

CAREER & COLLEGE CENTERS:ACHIEVEMPLS CAREER & COLLEGE CENTERS (CCCS, PART OF THE CAREER & COLLEGE INITIATIVE) ARE LOCATED IN EACH MINNEAPOLIS PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL AND SERVE EVERY STUDENT. EACH CCC IS STAFFED BY A SKILLED ACHIEVEMPLS COORDINATOR WHO IS A MEMBER OF THE HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELING TEAM. CCCS PROVIDE PERSONAL GUIDANCE AND A WIDE RANGE OF LIFE-PLANNING RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS. IN THE 2011-2012 SCHOOL YEAR MPS STUDENTS VISITED THE CCCS MORE THAN 63,000 TIMES. COORDINATORS HELD OVER 10,000 SESSIONS WITH STUDENTS, RANGING FROM LARGE CAREER AND COLLEGE FAIRS TO ONE-ON-ONE MEETINGS. THEY MET ON AVERAGE WITH SIX STUDENTS PER SESSION AND DEVOTED 2/3 OF THEIR TIME TO INDIVIDUALIZED, ONE-ON-ONE SUPPORT. CCC ACTIVITIES INCLUDED: -MY LIFE PLAN ACTIVITIES AND ASSESSMENTS: CCCS HOSTED OVER 2,300 MLP ACTIVITIES IN THE 2011-2012 SCHOOL YEAR.-CAREER AND COLLEGE FAIRS: 5,000 STUDENT CONNECTIONS WERE MADE AT COLLEGE FAIRS AND 3,400 CONNECTIONS AT CAREER FAIRS.-JOB SKILLS WORKSHOPS: CCCS HOSTED 20 CAREER PRESENTATIONS AND THREE MULTI-WEEK WORKSHOPS. VOLUNTEERS CONNECTED WITH STUDENTS APPROXIMATELY 3,000 TIMES TO OFFER CAREER SUPPORT.-FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION: CCCS MADE 3,200 CONNECTIONS, THROUGH 1,638 MEETINGS WITH STUDENTS, TO ASSIST THEM WITH FINANCIAL AID AND FAFSA COMPLETION.-COLLEGE SUPPORT AND RECRUITER VISITS: CCCS MADE 22,779 CONNECTIONS THAT FOCUSED ON COLLEGE PREPARATION.-ACT TEST SUPPORT: CCCS MADE OVER 2,000 STUDENT CONNECTIONS FOR ACT SUPPORT AND TEST PREP.

Expenses: $548,059
Revenue: $350,015

STEP-UP ACHIEVE:STEP-UP ACHIEVE (PART OF THE CAREER & COLLEGE INITIATIVE) HELPS MORE THAN 700 MINNEAPOLIS YOUNG PEOPLE EXPLORE THE WORLD OF WORK EACH YEAR AND MAKE STRONG PROFESSIONAL CONNECTIONS THROUGH PAID SUMMER INTERNSHIPS WITH MORE THAN 150 TOP TWIN CITIES EMPLOYERS. EMPLOYERS RANGE FROM FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES SUCH AS US BANK, MEDTRONIC AND TARGET TO LAW FIRMS, PUBLIC AGENCIES, HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS AND THE MINNESOTA TWINS. STEP-UP HAS MADE MINNEAPOLIS A NATIONAL MODEL FOR YOUTH EMPLOYMENT. STEP-UP ACHIEVE OFFERS:-MEANINGFUL ON-THE-JOB CAREER EXPERIENCE-WORK-READINESS TRAINING CERTIFIED BY THE MINNEAPOLIS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE -ADULT MENTORING AND SUPPORT THAT CAN LAST LONG AFTER THE INTERNSHIP ENDS-COACHING FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AND THEIR EMPLOYERS-CAREER PIPELINES IN HEALTH CARE, LEGAL AND FINANCIAL SERVICES, STEM, PUBLIC SERVICE AND OUTDOORS/RECREATION -PARTNERSHIPS WITH OVER 150 PRIVATE, PUBLIC AND NONPROFIT EMPLOYERSIN THE SUMMER OF 2012, THE PROGRAM ACHIEVED NEW PARTICIPATION RECORDS, INCLUDING 1,532 INTERNS WHO COMPLETED WORK READINESS TRAINING AND 750 INTERNS WHO WERE PLACED IN STEP-UP ACHIEVE SUMMER JOBS WITH 152 OF THE REGION'S LEADING EMPLOYERS. HUNDREDS OF OTHER WORK READINESS GRADUATES PARTICIPATED IN STEP-UP DISCOVER THROUGH THE CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS. MORE THAN 90% OF INTERNS WERE LOW-INCOME YOUNG PEOPLE AND 88% WERE YOUTH OF COLOR. FOLLOWING THEIR INTERNSHIPS, 98% OF INTERNS SAID THEIR JOB WAS A VALUABLE LEARNING EXPERIENCE AND 90% OF SUPERVISORS SAID THE INTERN MADE A VALUABLE CONTRIBUTION TO THE WORKPLACE.

Expenses: $148,193
Revenue: $-3,500

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT:THE ACHIEVEMPLS COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROGRAM (PART OF THE CAREER & COLLEGE INITIATIVE) BUILDS BRIDGES BETWEEN THE CITY AND THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS BY CREATING SHORT- AND LONG-TERM VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS, HOSTING MONTHLY FORUMS ON EDUCATION ISSUES, AND FOUNDING THE NEW MPS MINNEAPOLIS ALUMNI CONNECTION TO ORGANIZE PUBLIC SCHOOL ALUMNI IN SERVICE TO THE NEXT GENERATION OF STUDENTS. DURING THE LAST FISCAL YEAR, THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT TEAM RECRUITED 625 VOLUNTEERS WHO OFFERED DIRECT SERVICES TO MORE THAN 4,100 MINNEAPOLIS STUDENTS. THE TEAM ALSO FACILITATED EIGHT "OUR CITY, OUR SCHOOLS" COMMUNITY FORUMS ON PUBLIC EDUCATION ISSUES; ORGANIZED EIGHT CAREER FAIRS AT MPS HIGH SCHOOLS; AND HOSTED THREE MULTI-WEEK CAREER SKILLS WORKSHOPS AND 19 CAREER SEMINARS FOCUSING ON HEALTH, LAW, GOVERNMENT, AND HIGHER EDUCATION. THROUGH "REAL LIFE 101," A WEEKLY, VOLUNTEER-DRIVEN CAREER AND COLLEGE ADVISORY FOR STUDENTS IN ROOSEVELT HIGH SCHOOL, OVER 70 VOLUNTEERS WORKED WITH 800 STUDENTS. TEN NEW PROFESSIONAL PARTNERS, INCLUDING H&R BLOCK, TWINS CITIES PUBLIC TELEVISION AND THE CITIZENS LEAGUE, WERE ENGAGED, AND 42 VOLUNTEER GRADUATION COACHES WORKED IN MENTORING RELATIONSHIPS WITH STUDENTS AT HENRY HIGH SCHOOL.

Form 990 2010 Full Details

Tax Year: 2010 (2010-07-01 - 2011-06-30)

Revenue Breakdown

Contributions: $8,716,293

Investment Income: $101,437

Other Revenue: $-44,718


Total Revenue
$9,808,403

Expenses Breakdown

Grants and Similiar: $2,049,185

Member Benefits: $0

Salaries, other compensation, and employee benefits: $1,749,086

Other Expenses: $796,486


Total Expenses
$4,605,622

Assets

Initial Net Assets or Fund Balances: $5,294,044

Deficit (Revenue - Expenses): $5,202,781

Total Liabilities $613,739


Final Net Assets or Fund Balances:

$10,257,676

Top Program Service Accomplishments

Expenses: $822,374
Revenue: $525,513

CAREER & COLLEGE CENTERS (PART OF CAREER & COLLEGE INITIATIVE):IN 2005, WITH MPS GRADUATION RATES BARELY HOVERING ABOVE 50% AND AN AVERAGE OF ONLY ONE COUNSELOR FOR EVERY 600 STUDENTS, FORMER PILLSBURY AND MEDTRONIC EXECUTIVE WIN WALLIN CONVENED COMMUNITY AND BUSINESS LEADERS, SCHOOL OFFICIALS, AND ACHIEVEMPLS STAFF TO CREATE CAREER AND COLLEGE CENTERS (CCCS). TODAY ACHIEVEMPLS EMPLOYS 10 CCC COORDINATORS TO RUN CENTERS EQUIPPED WITH 30 NEW COMPUTERS IN ALL SEVEN COMPREHENSIVE HIGH SCHOOLS AND MOST ALTERNATIVE SCHOOLS. OUR COORDINATORS OFFER STUDENTS INDIVIDUAL GUIDANCE ON COLLEGE SEARCHES, FINANCIAL AID, AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES. THEY ALSO HOST WORKSHOPS FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS, ORGANIZE JOB FAIRS AND COLLEGE VISITS, AND INVITE HUNDREDS OF BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS TO SHARE THEIR SKILLS AND INSPIRATION. LAST SCHOOL YEAR, MPS STUDENTS USED CAREER AND COLLEGE CENTER SERVICES OVER 67,000 TIMES. CCC COORDINATORS HELPED ADMISSION REPRESENTATIVES FROM OVER 150 INSTITUTIONS MAKE 431 VISITS TO MPS HIGH SCHOOLS, AND HELPED ORGANIZE 49 COLLEGE VISITS FOR MPS STUDENTS. SINCE 2004: 1. MPS HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION RATES INCREASED FROM 53% TO 73%. (MPS DEPARTMENT OF RESEARCH, EVALUATION, AND ASSESSMENT) 2. RATES OF MPS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ATTENDING COLLEGE WITHIN A YEAR AFTER GRADUATION ROSE FROM 48% TO 63%. (NATIONAL STUDENT CLEARINGHOUSE) 3. THE PERCENTAGE OF JUNIORS AND SENIORS TAKING THE ACT IN MPS' SEVEN COMPREHENSIVE HIGH SCHOOLS ROSE FROM 50% TO 79%. (NAVIANCE DATABASE SENIOR SURVEY)

Expenses: $486,446
Revenue: $353,813

STEP-UP ACHIEVE (PART OF CAREER & COLLEGE INITIATIVE):IN 2004, ACHIEVEMPLS PARTNERED WITH THE CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS TO CREATE THE STEP-UP ACHIEVE SUMMER JOBS PROGRAM, WHICH HAS GIVEN THOUSANDS OF LOW-INCOME YOUTH AN OPPORTUNITY TO GAIN HIGH-QUALITY WORK EXPERIENCE AND BUILD A PROFESSIONAL NETWORK AMONG THE REGIONS LEADING EMPLOYERS. IN THE SPRING, FUTURE INTERNS COMPLETE A RIGOROUS TRAINING CERTIFIED BY THE MINNEAPOLIS REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, CULMINATING IN FOUR DAYS OF MOCK INTERVIEWS WITH MORE THAN 400 VOLUNTEERS. THIS YEAR WE RECRUITED, TRAINED, AND PLACED OVER 700 YOUNG PEOPLE IN PAID SUMMER JOBS WITH OVER 130 EMPLOYERS, INCLUDING WELLS FARGO, U.S BANK, BEST BUY, CARGILL, HEALTH PARTNERS, PIPER JAFFRAY, THE MINNESOTA TWINS, AND THE OFFICE OF MAYOR R.T. RYBAK. THIS SUMMER, STEP-UP ACHIEVE PLACED 712 LOW-INCOME YOUTH IN JOBS, SURPASSING ITS TARGET FOR THE YEAR AND BREAKING ITS ALL-TIME RECORD FOR SUMMER JOBS.

Expenses: $152,435
Revenue: $3,500

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT (PART OF CAREER & COLLEGE INITIATIVE):IN 2010, ACHIEVEMPLS' NEW LEADERSHIP MADE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT A CORE STRATEGIC FOCUS. THROUGH 2011 AND BEYOND, WE WILL EXPAND OUR SUCCESSFUL VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS LIKE JOB COACHES, GOAL SHOPS, AND PRINCIPAL PARTNERS; TRAIN PARENTS TO BE ADVOCATES; INCUBATE AN MPS YOUNG ALUMNI NETWORK; ASSEMBLE A BUSINESS ADVISORY COUNCIL; AND CONVENE COMMUNITY DIALOGUES TO INCREASE AWARENESS OF EDUCATIONAL ISSUES. AS THE BRIDGE BETWEEN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND THE COMMUNITY, WE BUILD ENGAGEMENT THROUGH SOCIAL NETWORKS LIKE FACEBOOK AND TWITTER, TRADITIONAL MEDIA OUTREACH, FILM SCREENINGS, AND TOWN HALL FORUMS. THIS YEAR WE ARE ADVANCING A KEY COMPONENT OF OUR NEW COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT STRATEGY BY FORMALIZING A PLAN WITH BOSTON SCIENTIFIC TO ROLL OUT A PILOT CAREER PIPELINE FOCUSED ON STEM EDUCATION.

Expenses: $32,661 including grants of $200
Revenue: None

OLDER PROGRAMS:THESE ARE PROGRAMS THAT FINISHED UP THEIR ACTIVITIES DURING THIS YEAR AND WON'T CONTINUE INTO THE NEXT. THEY INCLUDED: THE CARGILL SCHOLARS, WHICH WAS A FIVE-YEAR PROGRAM TO IMPROVE THE SCHOLASTIC PERFORMANCE OF 50 SOCIOECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS BY PROVIDING EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES DIRECTLY TO THEM; AND THE BUSINESS PARTNERS, WHICH LINKED YOUTH PARTICIPATING IN THE MINNEAPOLIS YOUNGER YOUTH STEP-UP PROGRAM WITH ADULT MENTORS FROM THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY.

Form 990 2009 Full Details

Tax Year: 2009 (2009-07-01 - 2010-06-30)

Revenue Breakdown

Contributions: $2,576,500

Investment Income: $56,891

Other Revenue: $-5,530


Total Revenue
$3,626,502

Expenses Breakdown

Grants and Similiar: $3,059,238

Member Benefits: $0

Salaries, other compensation, and employee benefits: $1,929,561

Other Expenses: $1,138,836


Total Expenses
$6,141,110

Assets

Initial Net Assets or Fund Balances: $7,655,418

Deficit (Revenue - Expenses): $-2,514,608

Total Liabilities $760,131


Final Net Assets or Fund Balances:

$5,294,044

Top Program Service Accomplishments

Expenses: $466,453
Revenue: $988,007

STEP-UP: STEP-UP places Minneapolis youth, ages 16-21, in meaningful summer jobs where students learn workplace skills, explore career options and start building the skills for academic and professional success. AchieveMpls manages the program that is funded primarily by the City of Minneapolis. AchieveMpls recruits employers and youth, trains youth in work readiness skills, matches students and employers, provides ongoing coaching to both employers and youth, collects data and evaluates outcomes of the program.

Expenses: $1,040,029
Revenue: $1,325

Career and College Initiative: The purpose of the Career and College Initiative is to ensure that all Minneapolis Public high school students successfully plan for their futures. The program includes Career and College Centers located in each high school with coordinators/counselors who work to provide tools, guidance, facilitation and access to external resources that enable students to plan for post-secondary success. The project works with an extensive network of business and professional volunteers who provide direct service to young people. The project is funded primarily by private sources, as well as a contract with the Minneapolis Public schools.

Expenses: $16,966
Revenue: None

BUSINESS PARTNERS PROGRAM: This program, funded by the City of Minneapolis, connects students in nonprofit summer jobs with mentors from the business community. Mentors offer guidance to students to ensure that they learn the skills necessary to be successful in the workplace.

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