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Celebrating Black History Month


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Minnesota Charities

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C2i exists to support a critically underserved population of older youth in foster care. We provide unique programming and advocacy for youth ages 14 - 24 to ensure a healthy transition to independent living. Creating lasting, supportive relationships with our youth while ensuring a healthy mind, body, and spirit is the core of our work! Our values are based on a holistic philosophy, offering direct support with financial literacy, housing, employment, education, and personal wellness.

The Power of People Leadership Institute, co- founded by, Dr. Verna Cornelia and Brother Shane Price, inspires, informs and mentors youth and adults to overcome life’s obstacles through personal development, personal power and leadership. The institute consists of three programs, Girls Taking Action, mentoring program for girls grades 6-12, Boys of Hope Program™, mentoring program for boys grades 6-12 and Re-Planting Program™, works to reduce recidivism, particularly for African Americans. 

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Twin Cities R!SE transforms lives through personal empowerment, career training, and meaningful employment. We offer a unique, holistic approach to help people overcome barriers, instill self-confidence, and gain the 21st century skills needed to achieve employment and financial independence. For employers, we provide skilled, dependable, and capable workers who are willing to work hard and are eager to succeed.



Charity Fair

February 1st at 12:00pm (Central Standard Time)

Virtual Event

Join us for a virtual opportunity to meet the four charities we are supporting this month.  You can learn about their important work, their programs & services as well as any volunteer needs they have.  This is a 60-minute Zoom session ending with a Q&A session to ask any questions that you may have. 

Click here for a recording of the event.


Virtual Volunteer Activities

Mock Interview with Job Seekers

Volunteers (individuals or teams) are able to provide real-time interview experience and invaluable feedback to program participants on their job search journey. Mock interviews are an integral part of the Twin Cities R!se Road to Success career training program. If you are interested in volunteering an hour of your time to help a young person in our community, please complete this form and provide your availability.  Fifty percent of the individuals served at Twin Cities Rise are African American.



Informational Webinars

African American Youth in the Foster System - Youth Panel Discussion

Feb. 3rd


Central Time

Recorded Video

Every person's foster care experience is different. This session offers a unique and eye-opening opportunity to hear lived experience from young adults who have been in foster care as a teen. Meet a few youth from Connections to Independence and learn a bit about the barriers, challenges, and opportunities they've faced as they've grown up and transitioned to adulthood. This will be a facilitated panel, with a short question and answer section at the end.

Emotional Intelligence 101 and It’s Impact on African Americans

Feb 17th


Central Time

Recorded Video

Our Empowerment Institute helps companies and organizations create an empowered culture. In this webinar, we'll discuss the role that emotional intelligence plays in all of our lives, professional and personal.

You'll learn:
What emotional intelligence is.
The four building blocks of emotional intelligence.
How you can increase your emotional intelligence.
What impact emotional intelligence has on African-Americans specifically.

Racism & Bias as it Relates to African Americans

Feb 24th


Central Time

Recorded Video

This webinar is an introduction to Racism in the workplace. How to identify it. How to respond to it. What are the benefits of having an equitable and diverse workplace. We will also discuss the terms that everyone should be familiar with. Finally, how to be conscious, conscientious and proactive to work together toward an anti-racist, equitable and diverse workplace. At the end of this discussion, participants are encouraged and challenged use self examination and reflection to make necessary adjustments in their lives based on the information.

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Support These Local Charities

TOTAL RAISED: $1640.00


(as of march 1st at 10:00am CST)

Because we raised $750 from employee donations, R3c matched $500 to help reach our goal!

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