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Become part of our growing community of corps members and alumni working under the shared vision that one day, all children will have the opportunity to obtain an excellent education.

People who move here stay here. People who move away come back. That's because Minneapolis and St. Paul are a unique mix of bustling city life, incredible natural scenery, and historically significant landmarks.

Whether it’s the arts district in Northeast, international foods at Midtown Global, or nightlife in Downtown, there’s a neighborhood for everyone—each with its own identity and feel. It’s easy for our corps members to find a neighborhood that fits their needs and still stay connected to the area as a whole using our Metro Transit system and bike-friendly roads.

The Twin Cities have a unique, multicultural community with 3.3 million residents from all backgrounds. Our region is comprised of a diverse, expansive network of corps members and alumni. Nineteen percent of our corps and 16 percent of alums identify as people of color, and more than one-fifth come from low-income background. Our alums span across all sectors in the Twin Cities’ community, from teachers to policy and advocacy leaders.

50th

Minnesota's graduation rate for Hispanic students, the worst in the country

18%

Graduation gap between white students and students of color in 2016

25%

Low-income students in St. Paul are proficient in reading

57%

Gap in math proficiency between Black and white students in Minneapolis Public Schools

Neighborhood Highlights

Northeast

This unique European-Style walking neighborhood is known for its art scene, breweries, and various eateries.

Uptown

Bordering Lake Calhoun, Uptown is known for its trendy shops, nightlife, and outdoor recreation.

North Loop

The North Loop is Minneapolis' fastest growing neighborhood with indie shops, buzzy restaurants, and edgy entertainment

St. Paul

St. Paul is the state's historic and welcoming capitol, home of the Minnesota Wild and the new Minnesota United stadium.

North

North is an up-and-coming neighborhood known for a vibrant and diverse arts community, a growing center for non-profits, and Theodore Wirth park. 

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    St. Mary's University School of Education

    Our first- and second-year corps members complete licensure coursework through St. Mary's University School of Education.

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    Comeback

    We've set a goal to increase the numbers of students attending high-performing schools by 2022.

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    Minnesota Office of Higher Education

    We're recent recipients of seed funding to design the first-of-its-kind alternative teacher certification pathway in partnership with state of Minnesota Office of Higher Education.

Regional Partners

We value our partnerships with local schools, districts, universities, businesses, and other organizations. Our partners play a critical role in creating opportunities for children in our communities.