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Twin Cities RISE! (TCR!) is an innovative anti-poverty organization that offers a comprehensive work skills training program for low-income adults with barriers to employment success in the Twin Cities area. Our unique combination of work skills classes, Personal Empowerment, one-on-one coaching, and internship opportunities result in placement in full time, living wage jobs.

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311% Increase in Income: It's a Game Changer!

(0) Comments | Posted February 22, 2013 | 4:40 PM

By Andrea Pendleton, Director of Employer Services

I feel that I have the greatest job in the world. After spending 20 years in workforce development, I've seen hiring trends in times when the economy was strong and times it was suffering. So the fact that Twin Cities RISE! met and...

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Our Common Denominator

(0) Comments | Posted February 13, 2013 | 10:51 AM

By Trent Meidinger

Communities are a common denominator among us - they could even be a unifier - and yet not everyone ventures into them with open minds, curious eyes and ears, and a giving heart. For many years I was among the unadventurous. I could count on one hand...

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I Am Important, Lovable and Valuable: A TCR! Graduate's Story

(0) Comments | Posted February 7, 2013 | 9:37 AM

My name is Jaime and I am a proud graduate from Twin Cities RISE! (TCR!), an organization that truly transforms, builds your career and changes your future.

I was angry, disappointed and depressed to know my children were not getting a father who could take care of them and...

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Seeds for Growth

(0) Comments | Posted January 31, 2013 | 10:36 AM

My name is Shelley Jacobson, and I'm the Chief Operating Officer at Twin Cities RISE!. The mission of Twin Cities RISE! is to provide employers with skilled workers -- primarily men from communities of color in the Twin Cities area -- by training under -- and unemployed adults...

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The Building Blocks of Personal Empowerment

(1) Comments | Posted January 28, 2013 | 12:52 PM

My name is Art Berman, and I'm the President & CEO of Twin Cities RISE!. Last week, Keith Simons gave you a look at how the Personal Empowerment program at Twin Cities RISE! leads to strong employment outcomes.

At Twin Cities RISE! we are very hard-headed, holding...

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The Key to Job Retention? Personal Empowerment Skills

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2013 | 8:08 AM

My name is Keith Simons and I'm the Director of Personal Empowerment for Twin Cities RISE!. I was first attracted to Twin Cities RISE! by two acquaintances who happened to be on their staff. They spoke to me of something special going on at Twin Cities RISE! that I...

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The Two Sides of the Twin Cities

(1) Comments | Posted January 21, 2013 | 9:00 AM

Minnesota is consistently named one of the best places to live in the United States. We are bike-friendly, we have amazing cultural activities, strong social services and a commitment to education. All the benefits of living here almost outweigh our notorious winters!

What many people don't know, however, is that...

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