Community Partners

We are proud to partner with a wide variety of Minneapolis educational institutions and non-profit organizations as we work to eliminate many of the underlying causes of the achievement gap. From a lengthy list of terrific partners, we would like to recognize and thank the following organizations for their collaboration:

Minneapolis Public Schools

From the morning bus ride until the last activity of the night, more than 35,000 students grow and learn with Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) every day. They offer students and families a wide range of tools to make their education successful, such as before and after school childcare, rigorous academic programs and healthy meals. Our H.O.M.E.S. (Hands-on Math, Engineering and Science) program partners with MPS in a large-scale event with GEMS/GISE (Girls in Engineering, Mathematics, and Science/Guys in Science and Engineering)/STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).

Partnership Academy

Partnership Academy’s mission is to create learning experiences and partnerships that empower students to achieve their greatest potential in order to be positive contributors in their communities. Our H.O.M.E.S. (Hands-on Math, Engineering and Science) program assists with monthly family nights/conferences held at Partnership Academy that deliver STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) activities to engage parents and students.

Shakopee Women’s Correctional Facility

To strengthen the bond between child and parent/caretaker during a lengthy separation, our Between the Lines program enables female parents/caretakers incarcerated at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Shakopee, MN to record the reading of a book for their child. When a child hears the book being read in the voice of their caregiver, increased learning and improvement of literacy can take place.