Twin Cities R!SE began in 1993 – our founder, Steve Rothschild, former executive Vice President at General Mills, was motivated to find a solution to the poverty experienced by many people of color in the Twin Cities. Using a market-driven approach, he sought to assist individuals find stable and well-paying employment. 

Over two decades later, Twin Cities R!SE has expanded into 2 locations in Minneapolis and St. Paul, and established the Empowerment Institute, which shares our signature Personal Empowerment curriculum with external organizations. We’ve served over 15,000 individuals – nearly 6,000 people in the core program and about 9,500 people in additional programs, like the Empowerment Institute.

None of this would be possible without the generous support from folks like you in our community. Thank you to the volunteers, donors, and partners who have made it possible for us to continue to innovating in our work.