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.
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Arise Project Members
"It’s estimated that 40 percent of homeless youth are LGBTQ kids. This feels like an area where we can leverage our money to make a difference. Especially in a place that we love so much: the Twin Cities. "
"Homelessness happens when a young person comes out. But a homeless youth is probably not going to stand on the side of the road with a sign. They’re going to look like your son, daughter, niece or nephew. "