More than Mechanical Work

More than Mechanical Work

Tried and True Youth Mechanics offers a professional development program focused on small engines for high school students in the Forest Lake area.

See how three young men took part in the workforce readiness program outside of a traditional day at school and have thrived — earning scholarships, attending postsecondary school for additional training and developing their skills.

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Ujamaa Place is Transforming Lives

Ujamaa Place is Transforming Lives

Ujamaa Place provides housing, education, job training and individual coaching to former justice-involved men in both Ramsey and Hennepin counties. Ujamaa Place helps these men gain career skills training at St. Paul College that provide pathways to sustainable wage jobs.

See the stories of three men who’ve benefited from Ujamaa Place and their services.

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Ramsey County Public Sector Leadership Academy

Ramsey County Public Sector Leadership Academy

The Ramsey County Public Sector Leadership Academy provides 16 young adult interns with paid experiential learning experiences to increase their exposure, connections, and ultimate placement in public serve employment. Interns receive additional comprehensive supports, credentials and education.

Read the stories of two young women who’ve participated in the Ramsey County Public Sector Leadership Academy.

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CLUES Latino Youth Exploration Center Initiative

CLUES Latino Youth Exploration Center Initiative

While all children are born with the “promise of success” a defined gap exists between children who are born with ready access to the social and economic tools essential to future success and children who are not. CLUES utilizes a strength-based approach grounded in the belief that all persons are born with promise and possess strengths and skills that make them uniquely prepared for success.

See how the CLUES program has enabled young adults like Jesus and Tania to build confidence and excel.

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Marcellius’ Story: Career Pathway Building Is More Than Paid Work Experience

Marcellius’ Story: Career Pathway Building Is More Than Paid Work Experience

Marcelilus is an Elpis trainee. His Elpis story, which includes obtaining his driver’s license and a car, shows the importance of accompanying a trainee on their aspirational and logistical journey.

Elpis is more than a job to Marcelilus and other young adults with whom he works. Elpis provides moral support to each trainee as needed as they take the next step in their career plan. Marcellius’ resilience and ‘grit’ is what propels him, but having Elpis there each day of his journey has been an important part of his success story.

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