History and leadership

Since 2003, Step Up has created over 29,000 high-quality internship opportunities.

History

We launched Step Up 2003 as a solution to workforce shortages and equity gaps. 

Today we:

  • Work with partners in 15 industries and multiple sectors
  • Recruit, train and place nearly 1,600 young people (ages 14-21) in paid internships at more than 200 employers each year
  • Connect more young people to jobs and career possibilities in our city than any other program

See 2021 outcomes

Current Leadership

Mayor of Minneapolis

  • Jacob Frey

Co-chairs

  • R.T. Rybak, CEO and President of The Minneapolis Foundation
  • Kate Quinn, Chief Administrative Officer at U.S. Bancorp

 

 

 

Tammy Dickinson

Step Up Director

Minneapolis Employment and Training

Community Planning & Economic Development

Phone

612-673-5041

Address

Public Service Building
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 320
Minneapolis, MN 55415