We seek to dramatically increase the number of adults earning family-sustaining wages, especially people of color.

Minneapolis Saint Paul Regional Workforce Innovation Network

We are a philanthropic collaborative committed to strengthening the workforce
in the seven-county Minneapolis Saint Paul region through 2020.

What outcomes we seek

Our vision is a prosperous and equitable region where businesses have the skilled workers they need to compete and all adults have the opportunity to participate in the workforce and advance toward family-sustaining wages.

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A competitive workforce

Businesses have the skilled and diverse workers they need to compete.

Increased income

Adults have the opportunity to participate in the workforce and advance toward family-sustaining wages.

Effective education and training

Adults have the opportunity to participate in the workforce and increase their skills. Business values the workforce training pipeline.

Reduced disparities

A labor market that is equitable and a trend of narrowing unemployment rate disparities.

Our Investments

  • Contextualized GED

    Career Pathways

    Summit Academy OIC | 2015 MSPWin granted Summit Academy OIC $250,000 to develop a contextualized GED program, explore the alternative high school diploma, become a member…

  • Improving the Intake Process

    Data Driven Decision Making

    Minneapolis County Technical College | 2015 MSPWin granted Minneapolis County Technical College $57,878 to support the Career Pathways Intake and Navigation Pilot. Results of MCTCWorks pilot…

  • North@Work

    Career Pathways

    Northside Funders Group | 2015 MSPWin granted Northside Funders Group $200,000 to support North@Work, a pilot cohort model. North@Work pilots a new recruitment, assessment, training, placement and post-placement…

  • Real Time Talent Sector Analysis

    Sector Partnerships

    Real Time Talent | 2015 MSPWin granted Itasca Project $90,000 to support Real Time Talent. This grant will allow Real Time Talent to add additional staff capacity to focus…

  • Construction Sector Partnership

    Career Pathways

    Friends of Saint Paul College | 2015 MSPWin granted Friends of Saint Paul College $200,000 to support the Construction Sector Partnership. The partnership will form, lead and sustain…

  • Career Pathways & Financial Opportunity Centers

    Career Pathways

    LISC | 2015 MSPWin granted LISC $200,000 to add three additional grantees to their Bridges to Career Opportunity grant program, which combines the Financial Opportunity Center…

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Homepage photos by Wing Young Huie from Lake Street USA (2000) and The University Avenue Project (2010)