Join this collaboration of bold and civic-minded professionals dedicated to addressing the needs of the LGBTQ community.
United Way Arise Project was established to bring caring professionals together to support the lives of LGBTQ homeless youth. This nationally recognized initiative has raised nearly $1 million for local programs that help LGBTQ homeless youth feel safe and on a path to thrive.
When you join Arise Project, you’ll connect with other committed LGBTQA professionals driving community change by meeting the urgent needs of LGBTQ homeless youth. You’ll be able to direct your investment while tracking the impact you make in this community, and have the chance to participate in meaningful volunteer projects that serve local homeless youth.
Arise Project Members
"As Minnesotans, we pride ourselves on being a progressive, forward-thinking, compassionate community. Yet our state invests about one fifth of what other states spend on LGBTQ youth issues. Solving youth homelessness isn’t easy – but it starts with people like you and me to serve as a voice for the voiceless! "
"Being gay and coming out has changed since I was growing up, but it’s still not easy. We know that LGBTQ teens are six times more likely to experience homelessness, and there are over 4,700 homeless youth in Minnesota on any given night. "