Career and College Readiness Centers

We provide individual advising, resources and connections for thousands of students in Minneapolis and Saint Paul public high schools to help them achieve their career and postsecondary goals.

Find Your School Center

Minneapolis Career & College Centers (11)

Edison High School

700 22nd Ave NE
Minneapolis | 55418
Room 219
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm
Phone: 612-668-1370 | Nora: 612-414-7207 (cell)
Coordinators: Nora Guerin and Katie Lorenz-Walraven

Edison CCC Website

Fair School Downtown

10 S 10th St
Minneapolis | 55403
Room 301
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8am-4pm
Phone: 612-399-6075
Coordinator: Sam Smith

Heritage Academy

3345 Chicago Ave
Minneapolis | 55407
Hours: Thursday, Friday and every other Wednesday, 8am-3:30pm
Phone:  612-668-1583
Coordinator: Munira Mohamed

Longfellow High School

3017 E 31st St
Minneapolis | 55406
Room 102
Hours: Check back soon!
Phone: 612-440-7840
Coordinators: Lucia Mendez

Longfellow CCC Website

MPS Contract Alternative Programs

Various sites (MPS)
Hours: Jessica: 9am-5pm | Haley: 8am-4pm
Phone: Jessica: contact via email | Haley: 806-553-4336
Coordinators: Jessica Bedward (Menlo, MACC, PYC, MERC) and Haley Wireman-Sobba (Center, Loring, Nicolle, Takoda, VOA)

MPS Online Learning

1250 W Broadway
Minneapolis | 55411
5th floor
Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30am - 3:30pm
Phone: 612-399-6075 (Google voice)
Coordinators: Sarah Blouin

MPS Online School CCC Website

North Community High School

1500 James Ave N
Minneapolis | 55411
Rooms 677 and 678
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm
Phone: Check back soon!
Coordinator: Anthony Villagrana

Patrick Henry High School

4320 Newton Ave N
Minneapolis | 55412
Room 169/170
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8am-4pm
Phone: India: 612-668-2008
Coordinators: India Burton and Kong Xiong

Patrick Henry CCC website

Roosevelt High School

4029 28th Ave S
Minneapolis | 55406
Room 207
Hours: Appointments will be held and emails / texts will be checked during school hours, 8am – 4pm
Phone: Eric: 612-567-6897 | Kong: 612-668-4822
Coordinators: Eric Rodgers and Mae Yang

Roosevelt CCC website

South High School

3131 19th Ave S
Minneapolis | 55407
Room 246
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm
Phone: 612-668-4363
Coordinators: Katie Hanson and Kelsey Massey

South CCC website 

Southwest High School

3414 W 47th St
Minneapolis | 55410
Room W106
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm
Phone: 612-668-3065
CoordinatorKatherine Hauschild and Donte Wilkins

Southwest CCC website

Washburn High School

201 W 49th St
Minneapolis | 55419
Room 107
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8am-4pm
Phone: Erica: 612-668-3546 | Hana: 612-668-3442
CoordinatorErica Lebens-Englund and Hana Sato

Washburn CCC website 

Wellstone International High School

1501 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis | 55403
Room K.3100
Hours: Monday - Friday 8am-4pm
Phone: 612-659-6164
Coordinator: Chris Stoltenberg

Wellstone CCC website

Saint Paul Career Pathway Centers (8)

Central High School

275 Lexington Pkwy N
Saint Paul | 55104
Room 2026
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm
Phone: 651-744-3562 
Coordinator: Tory Waggoner

Central CCRC Website

Como Park Senior High School

740 Rose Ave W
Saint Paul | 55117
Room 1304
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm
Phone: 651-744-5329
Coordinator: Aisha Mohamed

Como CPC Website

Creative Arts Secondary School

65 E Kellogg Blvd
St Paul | 55101
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Phone: 651-292-3480 Ext. 52879
Coordinator: Doyen Kulee

CASS CPC Website

Harding High School

1540 6th Street East
East Saint Paul | 55106
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm
Phone: 651-793-4700 ex. 43599
Coordinator: Katie Kovacovich

Humboldt High School

30 Baker St E
St Paul | 55107
Hours: Check back soon!
Phone: 651-293-8600 Ext. 52893
Coordinator: Rose Yackley

Washington Technology Magnet School

1495 Rice Street
St Paul | 55117
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8am-4pm
Phone:  651-325-2669 | 651-603-4613 (text only)
Coordinator: Colin Peters

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Student-focused
career and college readiness advising
and support

We help students make a plan for life after graduation.

Achieve Twin Cities partners with Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) and Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) to offer a wide range of career and postsecondary planning guidance and resources for nearly 20,000 high school students each year.  

Through centers embedded in our partner high schools, we create a supportive landing space for students and families to connect with expert guidance, resources and opportunities in their path to self-discovery.

As the sole universal career and college readiness provider in MPS and SPPS school districts, Achieve services are open to all students for discovering, exploring and planning for life after high school.

Our reach in Minneapolis and Saint Paul schools:

25+
schools

We provide career and college readiness support and services to 25+ Minneapolis and Saint Paul public high school teams.

18,000
students

18,000 high school students have access to Achieve Twin Cities school-based services and partnerships each year.

6,500
students

We provide direct support and advising for over 6,500 students each year.

Our Career and College Readiness Team in MPS and SPPS High Schools

Our professional staff work as expert career and college readiness leaders and peer partners within their schools, and include licensed school counselors, social workers, admissions experts, educators and youth workers.

Each team member brings extensive experience in helping students develop and pursue the best postsecondary plans for their individual career and life goals.

Many of our staff are graduates of the schools we serve – including some of our former students – or were the first in their families to attend college. 

Meet our School-based team

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Services We Provide

One-on-one Student Advising

Our student-centered approach focuses deeply on building the kind of trusting, long-term relationships that are essential for creating successful post-graduation plans. Our team works one-on-one with students and tracks their planning throughout high school. We offer individualized guidance for:

  • Personal interest and identity development
  • Exploring pathways and career options
  • Researching and applying for postsecondary programs
  • Financing planning through financial aid, scholarships, and budgeting
  • Preparing to enter the workforce, including help with job searches, resumes and interviewing
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Career and Postsecondary Experiences and Resources

We collaborate with school counselors, partner organizations and district leadership to provide engaging opportunities for students to explore career and college pathways. Together we provide:

  • Career and college field trips, networking and connections with local professionals
  • Postsecondary exposure through campus tours, rep visits and fairs
  • Career information sessions, workshops and networking events
  • Links to partner organization for additional opportunities
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Integrated Systems of Support

Achieve partners deeply with school counselors, serving as key members of these teams and managing the central tracking of students' postsecondary planning progress.

We provide additional capacity and focus to build holistic career and college readiness instruction and services that follow students from ninth grade through graduation.

Collaborating across school districts, higher education and training institutions, and with employers and trade unions, we work to build a continuous system of support to ensure that all students have full access to career and college opportunities in our community.

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Here's a glimpse of our work with students.

Adult working with student in classroom

Our Washington Technology Magnet School coordinator Colin Peters advises a student on her college essay.

Adult talking with high school students in a school classroom

Community volunteer Michele Jansen talks with North Community High students about careers in the media.

Students working at a classroom table

Students gather in the Central High School Career and College Resource Center to research scholarships.

Adult working with student in classroom at table

A volunteer works with a student on her job resume at Patrick Henry High School.

Students working at computers

Students at Edison High School work on their FAFSA forms in the Career & College Center.

Adult and student working together at table

Our Wellstone International High School coordinator Chris Stoltenberg advises a student on his college and financial aid offer letters.

People standing behind a University of St. Thomas information table

Our Como Park High School coordinator Bridgette Kelly with students and a representative from the University of St. Thomas at the Como Park college fair.

Students and adults sitting in a school library for an event

Our South High School team co-hosting an information session for students and families on Minnesota postsecondary enrollment options (PSEO).

How does Achieve Twin Cities differ from other career and college readiness organizations? 

Achieve Twin Cities is one of many outstanding organizations that support high school students in planning for the future, including College Possible, Project Success, Genesys Works, Junior Achievement, TRIO, Gear Up and several others. Here’s how our work is distinctive:

  • Achieve Twin Cities is the only universal and fully embedded career and college readiness provider in Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) and Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS), coordinating and delivering services for all students in our partner schools.
  • Our career and college readiness coordinators serve as de facto school staff in MPS and SPPS and work in tandem with school counseling teams.
  • Our data-sharing agreements with both districts provide unparalleled access to student data, which allows us to target students who need extra support, track trends such as FAFSA and college application completion rates and identify other useful data to inform and strengthen our programs.
  • We connect students with additional opportunities provided by our peer career and college readiness organizations by identifying student participants, coordinating logistics and providing follow-up advising and connections.

How we know our approach works:

85% students

85% of students who use our services graduate with a career pathway plan.

69% higher rate

BIPOC students who use our services enroll in postsecondary programs at 69% higher rates than those who do not.

79% higher rate

Lower income students who use our services enroll in postsecondary programs at 79% higher rates than those who do not.

"Without the Southwest High Career & College Center I would never have made it to college. The coordinators were so caring and knowledgeable, and they helped me believe in myself and my potential."

Gaby, Augsburg University graduate and social work professional
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