From Subway to CEO (Graduate Spotlight)

Zada started at Twin Cities R!SE almost seven years ago as a participant. In her words, she was in a “sunken place”. Having recently given birth to her daughter, Zada was battling post-partum depression and feeling lost on what was next for her. “I was working at Subway part-time and thinking of all of the things

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Financial Literacy for All

Twin Cities R!SE (TCR) participants now receive financial literacy training from an award winning certified financial trainer, as a part of their career readiness training. Tonia Brinston, who has also served as a Career Coach with Twin Cities R!SE for the past two years, leads bimonthly financial workshops for participants and program alumni. Topics for the workshops include; credit repair,

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Twin Cities R!SE Welcomes Alex Merritt

In June, Alex Merritt joined Twin Cities R!SE as our new Vice President of Program Operations. Alex has had an award winning career as a Supply Chain Professional with General Mills. During her 18 years with General Mills she has held roles of increasing responsibility in manufacturing, quality and regulatory operations, continuous improvement, & sourcing. We spoke with Alex

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Empowerment Institute + 180 Degrees

Twin Cities R!SE’s Empowerment Institute(EI) partners with businesses, schools, universities and other non-profit organizations to help them create an empowered culture, have more productive employees, and provide their clients or students with the skills they need to make transformative changes. Recently, the Empowerment Institute partnered with 180 Degrees at their Clifton House residence. Clifton House provides short-term affordable

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