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Career Training

Our 8 week training programs are designed to strengthen the skills that you already possess and train you in skills required for industries that are hiring now! During your training you will be matched with a career coach that will help you overcome and navigate any barriers that you may be facing. Personal career coaches work with you not to find just a job, but meaningful employment that starts your career.

Participants have been placed in companies such as, Northside Achievement Zone, Pearson’s Candy Company, Hyatt Regency, Metropolitan Council, Summit Brewing, St Paul Hotel, Sunrise Community Banks, TechDump, Momentum Enterprises, Artspace, Copeland Trucking, Wholesale Produce Co, and Goodwill Easterseals.

A new session begins each month. Classes are held Monday-Friday in the morning or afternoon.

Paid Internships

Internships give participants the opportunity to add stability and credibility to their resumes while demonstrating a strong work ethic to prospective employers. In cooperation with various organizations, TCR places eligible participants in real work environments for up to 20 weeks.

Starting in their second session in the program, participants are selected for internships based on their attendance and performance in other courses, their need for work experience, and their completion of the application and interview. In addition to completing duties assigned at their various work sites, all enrolled participants also meet as a class for one hour each week. 

Must be currently enrolled at TCR and have Career Coach approval

Career Pathways

We offer shorter training programs that are hybrid towards specific careers and industry sectors. These programs have been created in partnership with employers to customize your learning for the workplace! 80% of graduates have begun new careers!

These sessions include:

  • Empowerment Training

  • 21st Century Skills

  • 1:1 coaching for a minimum of 2 years

  • Specific sector training Direct employer engagement on sector careers

  • Facilities & Maintenance

    Additional training achievements can include; OSHA 10 OR OSHA 30, general safety practices, intro to skilled trades, and a boilers license.

  • Customer Service and Call Centers
    Includes hybrid call center technology and software, specific customer engagement skills, and dedicated curriculum that is only used in call center work.

  • Advanced Manufacturing
    Additional training achievements can include; OSHA 10 OR OSHA 30, general safety practices, machining, workplace math, blueprints/schematics, and more.



How much do your services cost?

All of our services are free of charge. We are funded through a number of sources, including individual donations, foundations, corporations, and public funds, so that we can provide high quality training and support without any cost to you. Others not enrolled as participants in the program can take our classes for a fee. We charge $150/class for a ten week course. Coaching is available for $300 /ten weeks 30 minutes/week. 

When are classes?

We currently offer alternating morning and afternoon 8-week sessions with start-dates each month providing participants the flexibility required to meet individual schedules.

Who do you serve? [What if I'm not a black male?]

  • Adults who are looking for employment

How much do individuals make once they've finished the program?

Income varies per participant. Our goal is for all participants to graduate from the program with a full-time benefit earning position earning at least $25,000 per year.

Do you offer childcare services?

While we do not off on-site childcare, we are able to help with resources in order to pay for a portion of your childcare expenses.

Can you help with transportation?

Yes. We help you with transportation costs via bus tokens or Metro Transit GoTo cards.

What if I have a job during the day?

Coaching services may be arranged in the evening depending upon your work schedule and availability. Services include: coaching to figure out an employment plan, resume and cover letter writing, job searching, marketing support, pre and post job placement coaching for two years.



Take the first step to a new beginning.

We’ll make it easy to get the training you need to transform your life. Twin Cities R!SE admits new participants continuously throughout the year. Our 8 week My Road to Success! program sessions begin each month with both morning and afternoon options available to meet the scheduling needs of each individual.

To qualify for Twin Cities R!SE, you must:

  • Be able to work legally in the U.S. 

  • Be at least 18 years old

  • Have a personal earned income of no more than $25,000 in the previous year

  • Demonstrate English fluency and basic literacy

  • Have no criminal sexual conduct crime or arson charges


You can also download and print an application that can be mailed, faxed, or carried into our offices. After we receive your completed application, a member of our staff will contact you to set up a meeting. 

Any questions about these requirements?

Contact us at 
or call 612-338-0295.

Minneapolis Office
1301 Bryant Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Fax: (612) 338-0191


 alumni group


All Twin Cities R!SE graduates are invited to join our new alumni group. 

Benefits of joining:

  • networking events,

  • further career development,

  • mentoring opportunities,

  • and special workshops.

To join and update your contact information, complete this Alumni Form or contact


Looking for upcoming meetings, events, or networking opportunities? Check out our calendar!