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Job Posting: MAA Community Navigator

Youthprise is a philanthropic organization that works to increase equity with and for Minnesota’s Indigenous, low-income,  and racially diverse youth. Youthprise does this by directly supporting youth and youth-serving organizations through  mobilizing and investing resources, advancing knowledge, and advocating for change. Youthprise’s three priority areas are learning and leadership, economic opportunity, and health and safety. […]

5 Questions with Melissa Boone, Office Manager

Melissa has an established background in customer service, leadership, new hire, and ongoing training and employee coaching. At Youthprise, Melissa provides full administrative support to the president and board of directors. Outside of work, her children keep her fairly busy and that is fine by her. However, when she makes time for herself she enjoys […]

Ready to Serve!

As I experience my first days as President of Youthprise, I think back to nearly two decades ago, when I was sitting in the Minneapolis Convention Center in a room filled with cross-sector leaders to discuss the release of Mind the Gap. For those who are not familiar, this report highlighted racial and ethnic disparities […]

Board Statement on Incoming President, Marcus Pope

January 12, 2022 Dear Supporters and Friends: On behalf of the board of directors, we are pleased to announce Marcus Pope as Youthprise's new President. His appointment took effect on January 1, 2022. Marcus joined Youthprise in 2011 as Director of Strategic Initiatives and Outreach and has served as Vice President since 2017. Marcus succeeds Youthprise’s founding President, […]

An End of Year Announcement from Youthprise President, Wokie Weah

December 23, 2021 Dear Supporters and Friends: As I take in the beauty of Minnesota’s changing seasons, I find myself reflecting on the new opportunities and adventures that seasonal changes bring. In less than a month, I will formerly retire as President of Youthprise, a philanthropic non-profit dedicated to increasing equity for indigenous, low-income, and […]

“Spread Joy” with Youthprise during the month of December!

Spread Joy is an ongoing effort to help Youthprise families during times of need. This can include the holiday season, back to school, the onset of winter or other times that place great demands on youth and families.

Job Posting: MAA Community Navigator (Tax Specialist)

Youthprise is seeking a Community Navigator (Tax Specialist) to join our Minnesota Afterschool Advance program!

Youthprise: Disrupting with Purpose Event Series

Have you registered for our Disrupting with Purpose on November 16th? This event will focus on Black Excellence in Youth Entrepreneurship and include a panel Minnesota-based business owners who launched their businesses as youth.

5 Questions with My Bui, Programs & Grants Administrator

As an organization we're always busy making and fulfilling grants, and that in itself is a full-time job ... which is why we want to introduce you to My (pronounced "mee") Bui, our incredible Programs & Grants Administrator!

Saving for the Future Across Generations

Join us on 11/9 for a discussion on the challenges 4 generations face while saving for their futures. We’ll be sharing common experiences and exploring solutions that could help all save more for the future.

5 Questions with Libby Rau, Senior Innovation Officer

Libby Rau has been a supporter and a team member of Youthprise for nearly 10 years! As the Senior Innovation Officer, she provides strategic thinking and innovative strategies for engaging youth in all areas of the organization. Get to know Libby now!

5 Questions with Melissa Mitchell, Director of Partnerships

As our Director of Partnerships, Melissa Mitchell is responsible for managing partnerships or relationships with key youth serving orgs in the state, and making sure youth are properly connected to their support systems in the community!

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