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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.


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


Graduation gap between white and black students in 2019, third worst in the country


Low-income students in St. Paul pass state proficiency exams in math


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


Neighborhood Highlights


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


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 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.

  • Learning Disabilities Association of Minnesota

    We are excited to partner with LDA Minnesota to bring an alternative certification pathway in Special Education for our corps members starting in 2021.

  • National University

    Our team partners with Sanford Harmony & Inspire programs at National University to provide our teachers with social emotional learning, professional development and resources.

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.