Our Policy and Advocacy Agenda
Issues We Lead:
- Explore policies to remove systemic and programmatic barriers that prohibit families from low-wealth households from gaining economic independence, commonly known as the “benefits cliff.”
Issues We Support:
- Expand access to employment for individuals with justice system involvement.
- Increase flexibility in public funding to support employment services and career pathways.
1 in 4 people in our community cannot afford their basic needs.
People of color in the Twin Cities are nearly four times more likely to experience poverty than their white neighbors.
Out of the 100 largest cities in the country, the Minneapolis and St. Paul region ranks 88th on economic inclusion and 92nd on racial inclusion.
By 2024, Minnesota is projected to have 400,000 unfilled jobs. 63% of those jobs will require some education beyond high school.