Twin Cities Rise
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Target demographics: Low-income adults
Direct beneficiaries per year: 650
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Mock interview participants, tutor one-on-one or in small groups, or assist in a class
Geographic areas served: Twin Cities Metro Area
Job Retention Rates: Over the past ten years, program graduates experienced 12-month job retention levels of 81% and 24-month job retention of 70%. We are unaware of any other training program locally or nationally that achieve similar long-term retention rates.
Internship Success: The Internship Program is an effective stepping stone to full-time employment that was expanded in 2009 as a result of the economic crisis. TCR! placed 111 participants into internship positions in 2011.
Participant Success Rate: In 2011, 240 adults, 74% of intermediate and advanced participants, achieved important interim and final outcomes, such as final placement in living wage jobs, 12-month retention, internship placement, and other outcomes.
Reduction in Recidivism: The national recidivism rate is 62%. Based on a preliminary data, the recidivism rate for TCR! graduates who are ex-offenders is 12%.