"TCR does such good work in the community. Over 4,000 students have been trained by TCR. On average, their beginning salaries went from $5,000 annually to around $27,000 annually. For the majority of TCR’s students, success is long term."

Phil Hatlie, Senior Loan Officer, Nonprofits Assistance Fund

Twin Cities RISE! (TCR!) is an innovative anti-poverty organization that offers a comprehensive work skills training program for low-income adults in the Twin Cities area. The combination of work skills classes, Personal Empowerment, one-on-one coaching, and internship opportunities result in placement in full time, living wage jobs.  The core program has demonstrated long-term success with job placement, income for graduates, and job retention. Through a pay-for-performance contract with the state of Minnesota, TCR! receives funding based on outcomes rather than activities. Their program growth has been constrained, though, by the size and location of their Minneapolis office. TCR! is moving to a new leased facility with more space in ideal location in North Minneapolis. NAF was happy to work with TCR! and Sunrise Banks to provide the financing for substantial leasehold improvements. This move will mean expanded programs, more participants – and even greater outcomes.