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"Over the last two years, CEO Isabelle Day of Quality Ingredients of Burnsville has hired eight former convicts, now 15% of her 56-person workforce, through Minneapolis training-nonprofit Twin Cities Rise, after struggling to retain workers who start at $15 an hour. “
After 12 years as a client, volunteer and employee of LSS, Brinston this month is taking a job in north Minneapolis as an employment coach at Twin Cities R!SE.
While employers would benefit from an expanded talent pool, individuals with records are often overlooked by employers.
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.
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.
Quality Ingredients Corporation (QIC) is a contract manufacturing company that began over 30 years ago in Minnesota. Everything that they produce is a powder, from dietary supplements, medical foods, and powder that goes into packaged foods in grocery stores and restaurants.
We are excited to be welcoming our newest participants to the first professional Call Center Career Pathway program at Twin Cities R!SE