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Steve Rothschild, right, resigned in 1991 from an executive post at General Mills to address high unemployment among low-income black men through the nonprofit Twin Cities Rise. Rothschild retired this month as Rise’s founding chairman.
Twenty-five years ago, Steve Rothschild, a former General Mills executive, founded Twin Cities R!SE to address the vast unemployment and generational poverty that he saw, particularly among African-American men.
Steve Rothschild, who retired as an executive at General Mills at age 45 to start a Twin Cities nonprofit that has helped empower and train for employment thousands of high-school dropouts, ex-offenders and others, has retired as chairman of Twin Cities Rise.
CEO Isabelle Day of Quality Ingredients of Burnsville was having difficulty filling jobs last year when she read a Star Tribune column about hiring former inmates.
I knew very early on that TCR was a special place. When I did GED tutoring I remember the excitement and smiles on peoples faces and the feeling I had when they thanked me for my help, I have that same feeling every time we help someone else obtain employment and grow in to the person and the life God created for them.
When my husband and I first decided that we’d like to move to the Twin Cities from Denver, CO, I started researching nonprofits in the area. Twin Cities R!SE really stood out as a results-oriented organization creating positive change, and a great community partner.
We are excited to be welcoming our newest participants to the first professional Call Center Career Pathway program at Twin Cities R!SE
Twin Cities R!SE is pleased to announce that amendments to the job training grant (Pay-for-Performance bill) (SF 2629/ HF 2937) were signed into law by Governor Mark Dayton on May 14, 2018.
After 11 years of serving participants of Twin Cities R!SE and leading this organization with passion and excellence, Shereese Turner, Director of Programs and Operations, is leaving to start a new journey with Habitat for Humanity.
Twin Cities R!SE unveils guide for employers to hire people with criminal convictions in their pasts.