Step Up partners

Step Up is a collaborative partnership between the City and three leading nonprofit organizations.

City of Minneapolis 

  • Administers the program


Manages Level 2, the private sector component of Step Up. Their team:

  • Recruits Level 2 employers
  • Recruits youth in the the schools
  • Prepares applicants for a successful internship
  • Supports Level 2 employers and interns throughout the summer

CareerForce Minneapolis

Manages many aspects of the Step Up program, including:

  • Interviewing and matching youth with internships at participating non-profit businesses.
  • Supports Level 1 employers and interns throughout the summer

Project for Pride in Living (PPL) 

  • Conducts work readiness training for the youth
  • Delivers the online Career Exploration Program

Contact us

Tammy Dickinson

Step Up Director

Minneapolis Employment and Training

Community Planning & Economic Development




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