Advancing Youth Development
Sundance Family Foundation is building pathways that connect young adults to career exploration, short-term training, job placement and middle-skills career opportunities.
The Problem We’re Solving
higher than the Minnesota statewide average unemployment rate.
EARN & LEARN
See how participating in the Earn & Learn program can help your organization and underserved youth in the Twin Cities.
Jazmine Darden’s career trajectory exemplifies the Earn and Learn model. Today, Jazmine is a teacher, an inventor, and an entrepreneur. She teaches 3D printing courses at Dunwoody, works with Minneapolis Public Schools’ GISE and GEMS programs, and owns a handful of small businesses, most of which involve 3D printing.
Raised in Brooklyn Park, Jazmine attended Augsburg University as a first-generation student where she utilized the TRIO and North Star STEM support networks which helped her navigate college as she excelled in her coursework.
Sunrise Banks is a CDFI (Community Development Financial Institution) that promotes financial inclusion and economic development among poorer communities. With a local focus, CDFIs like Sunrise Banks seek out those communities that are underserved by the traditional banking sector.
Sundance Family Foundation holds assets in Sunrise Banks providing the capital needed to impact development in our communities. See an example of the type of results this produces.