Transforming Individuals, Families, and Communities!
Twin Cities RISE! (TCR!) is an innovative anti-poverty organization that offers a comprehensive work skills training program for low-income adults in the Twin Cities area. Adults facing multiple barriers to employment move through a rigorous process of work skills classes, Personal Empowerment, one-on-one coaching, and internship opportunities that result in full time placement—living wage jobs.
- High return to MN taxpayers. For every $1 invested in our program, we return more than $7 to Minnesota taxpayers from increased state tax receipts, reduced state subsidies and reduced recidivism among our graduates.
- Higher participant income. Our participants increase their annual income by an average of 311% to $25,077 plus benefits after completing our program compared to $6,105 pre-program.
- Long-term job retention. TCR! graduates succeed in the workplace. Among them, 82% remain in their job in the first year, and 71% remain in the second year.