EIN 41-1761118

Twin Cities Rise (TCR)

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To transform lives out of poverty through meaningful employment. A community of empowered individuals, especially men of color, who achieve long term job success to support their families.
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Twin Cities R!SE (TCR) offers a comprehensive work skills training program that provides long-term job training and placement designed for those facing the most barriers to long-term self-sufficiency. A generous innovative outreach grant was received in 2022 to support efforts to serve more participants post-pandemic. As events started to restart, the team has focused on partnering with the community organizations to connect with those who would most benefit from the TCR programming. TCR has done outreach at events in North Minneapolis and beyond such as Juneteenth, Open Streets. The organization reopened its doors to the public in June and hosted a community event over the summer. TCR is also continuing to partner with organizations that are providing a variety of wrap-around services such as housing. Innovative Outreach efforts have been a key element in attracting participants to the program. These key elements set us apart and create positive results for participants.a) 21st Century Career training that focuses on core skills needed for workplace success. b) Personal Empowerment training that focuses on emotional intelligence and personal development which holistically supports participants personal and professional advancement.c) TCR remains committed to second chances and serving those coming out of incarceration. An independent study shows a 7:1 social return on investment for every $1 invested in these targeted programs. d) Coaches who work one-on-one with participants, serving as trusted advisors who support progress and identifying support needs throughout the participant's engagement with TCR. e) Market-driven focus that develops strong relationships with employers to ensure participants have the skills needed to succeed on the job. f) Strong outcomes such as long-term job retention, significant income increases, lower recidivism, and more TCR opened to participants in Minneapolis in 1993. We serve more than 1,100 individuals across all programming, including our core workforce development training, Career Pathways training, and Empowerment Institute capacity building training. Though diligently working to increase participant numbers to pre-pandemic levels and higher the programs are seeing lower enrollment numbers. Yet despite the challenges reaching people as a factor of the lower unemployment rates and continuing to navigate in a hybrid space, TCR continues to empower lives. Twin Cities R!SE works with those who have the most barriers to employment, transforming their lives through career development. The employment placement as a percent of completions continues to increase. Training graduates gained employment that paid on average $38,236 per year. Long-term retention rates are strong, at 66% after 12 months and 65% after 24 months which is a 50% increase over last year.
TCR provides Personal Empowerment curriculum to partner organizations through train-the-trainer certification and direct training. We work with local and national organizations that are interested in Personal Empowerment and its potential to improve outcomes for their own clientele. Train-the-trainer certification is a lengthy process that takes 6 to 9 months to complete, including virtual classroom training, facilitator training, and supported facilitation. TCR's signature Personal Empowerment curriculum focuses on emotional intelligence and personal development. It recognizes that in addition to job skills, participants need to believe in their own self-worth, manage emotions, be proactive problem-solvers, and embrace personal responsibility for long-term success. TCR received several government funded grants to allow TCR to continue to offer services with a focused intention on Innovative Outreach. TCR launched a new Diesel Technician pathway which expands career pathways and meets industry identified need. Entry level positions in the Diesel tech industry offer a family sustaining wage. A generous $1,000,000 grant was received from an anonymous donor to fund these services and is being distributed to TCR in $25,000 increments in fiscal years 2020 to 2023.

Who funds Twin Cities Rise (TCR)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
The James M Stanton FoundationGeneral Purpose$500,000
Thrivent Financial for LutheransGeneral Support$200,000
Greater Twin Cities United WayProgram Costs$160,000
...and 47 more grants received totalling $2,140,017

Personnel at TCR

Emma CorriePresident and Chief Executive Officer
Jacquelyn CarpenterVice President , Programs and Workforce Development$116,540
Alex MerrittVice President of Program$0
Susan SaundersDirector of Finance$100,620
Anne PoleDirector of Development / Board Member$95,563
...and 13 more key personnel

Financials for TCR

RevenuesFYE 09/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$1,938,668
Program services$839,577
Investment income and dividends$7,383
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$73
Net income from fundraising events$-50,542
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$11,788
Total revenues$2,746,947

Form 990s for TCR

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2021-092022-03-02990View PDF
2021-092022-02-10990View PDF
2020-092021-04-13990View PDF
2019-092020-08-21990View PDF
2018-092019-04-15990View PDF
...and 8 more Form 990s
Data update history
July 9, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 2 new personnel
June 9, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 4 new personnel
May 27, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
May 7, 2023
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $87,250 from Saint Paul and Minnesota Foundation
February 3, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
Nonprofit Types
Employment organizationsCharities
Human servicesCommunity improvementJobs and employment
LobbyingFundraising eventsReceives government fundingGala fundraisersTax deductible donations
General information
1301 Bryant Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Metro area
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
Hennepin County, MN
Website URL
(612) 338-0295
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
J20: Employment Procurement Assistance and Job Training
NAICS code, primary
624310: Vocational Rehabilitation Services
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