“This program (Career Academies) has very strong data. We’re bringing a proven program to Minnesota. We’re not experimenting.”
– Sarah Caruso, President & CEO, Greater Twin Cities United Way
Improving education in our region is part of United Way’s core work. That’s why we led the charge to establish Career Academies in our state. This initiative is focused on ending the opportunity gap, especially for high school students of color, by preparing them to assume key roles in our workforce.
Recently, MinnPost reporter Ibrahim Hirsi met with students and staff at Bloomington’s Career and College Academy, one of the local programs funded through United Way’s Career Academies.
Find out how this program works to prepare workers for profitable careers and help sustain the state’s economy: “Not your typical high school classes: New program brings career training to metro schools”