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

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 for Arts

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-Gutierrez

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 McLennon (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!
Temporary Contact: Tina Kue

Patrick Henry High School

4320 Newton Ave N
Minneapolis | 55412
Room 169/170
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8am-4pm
Phone: 612-668-1992
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
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 Gabrielle Brown

Southwest CCC website

Washburn High School

201 W 49th St
Minneapolis | 55419
Room 107
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8am-4pm
Phone: Hana: 612-668-3442
CoordinatorHana Sato and Erin Kottke

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 and College Readiness Centers

Central High School

275 Lexington Pkwy N
Saint Paul | 55104
Room 2026
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm
Phone: 651-744-2844
Coordinator: Tory Park

Central CCRC Website

Como Park Senior High School

740 Rose Ave W
Saint Paul | 55117
Room 1304
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm
Phone: 651-774-2487
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

Highland Park High School

1015 Snelling Ave S
St Paul | 55116
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8am-4pm 
Phone: 651-788-3592
Coordinator: Matt Carlson

Highland CPC website

Humboldt High School

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

Johnson Aerospace & Engineering High School

1349 Arcade St
St Paul | 55106
Room 1017 or 2401
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9:30am-5pm
Phone: 651-293-8890, ask for CCRC
Coordinator: Cha Billy Vang

Johnson CPC Website

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

Achieve coordinator at students at Humboldt High School






We help students
explore and 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 guidance and resources to help students discover, explore and plan for life after high school. 

Our coordinators deliver student-focused services based in centers embedded in our 28 partner schools. In collaboration with school counseling teams, we connect students with two and four-year college, apprenticeships, training programs, the workforce and other options to discover, explore and plan for life-sustaining careers.  

As the sole universal career and college readiness provider in MPS and SPPS school districts, Achieve services are accessible to over 18,000 students each year, with direct advising for over 6,000 students. 

Our services in Minneapolis and Saint Paul schools


We provide career and college readiness support and services in 28 Minneapolis and Saint Paul public high schools.


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


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

Our School-based Team 

Our professional career and college readiness (CCR) staff includes 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 education, 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 CCR team

Some of the Achieve CCR staff

Services We Provide

One-on-One Student Advising

It’s important that all students have the support they need to develop the knowledge and skills they need to create a solid vision of their future. Achieve provides individualized, student-centered advising to foster student self-discovery and agency in their postsecondary transition. We work one-on-one with students, tracking their individual postsecondary plans and using data to provide targeted support. We also guide students through the three postsecondary transition stages, including:  

  • Self-knowledge: decision-making, problem-solving, self-advocacy skills and identifying interests and strengths 

  • Career pathway knowledge: connecting interests and strengths to potential careers, career research and exploration  

  • Postsecondary plan development and completion: postsecondary plan research, applications, financial aid and scholarships, financial planning and literacy  

Achieve coordinator and student at Como Park high school

Career and Postsecondary Experiences and Resources

We collaborate with school counselors, partner organizations and district leadership to provide engaging opportunities for students to build their knowledge of career and postsecondary pathways.

  • We deliver workshops and lessons on career exploration and postsecondary planning 

  • We coordinate school visits from postsecondary schools, scholarship organizations, the military and other organizations

  • We host college fairs, college tours, family career and college events, and career exposure opportunities  

  • We connect students with internships, summer programs and employment

  • We link students with college access programs and other partner organizations for additional resources 

Four adults sitting at long table in classroom

Strong Partnerships and Integrated Systems of Support

Partnerships and collaboration is key to our programming at both the school and district levels. 

  • Achieve coordinators partner deeply with school counselors, serving as key members of these teams to deliver high-quality programming and manage the central tracking of student 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. 

School classroom with students and table and career books

See our work in action

Students and coordinator at Longfellow High School

Longfellow Alternative High School coordinator Lucia Mendez-Gutierrez talks with students about Minnesota college options. 

Achieve coordinator and SPPS Colleague at Humboldt High School career and colllege readiness center

Humboldt High School coordinator Rose Yackley (right) at the school's Career Pathway Center.

Students working at computers

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

Students working at a classroom table

Students gather in the Central High School Career Pathway Center to learn about scholarships.

Camden High School coordinator and student

Camden High School coordinator Kong Xiong assists a student with college research.

Students and adults sitting in a school library for an event

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

Adult working with student in classroom at table

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

Students and coordinator at Como Park High School.

Como Park High School coordinator Aisha Mohamed leads a student conversation in the Career Pathway Center.

Adult talking with high school students in a school classroom

A community volunteer shares insights with North Community High students about careers in the media.

Roosevelt High School staff at career fair

Achieve team members Yolanda Martinez-Pineda, Mae Yang and Eric Rodgers welcome students to the Roosevelt High School MnACC college fair.  

Community volunteer with students in gymnasium

A community volunteer shares career insights and opportunities at the Edison High School Achieve My Potential career fair.

How we know our approach works

95% students

95% of students who use our school-based services graduate with a career pathway plan.

69% higher rate

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

79% higher rate

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

Here's how Achieve Twin Cities services differ from other career and college readiness organizations:

Achieve Twin Cities is one of many 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 career and college readiness coordinators are fully embedded in our MPS and SPPS partner schools, and we work closely with district career and college readiness leaders. This unparalleled level of partnership and integration with our two school districts allows us to provide comprehensive, aligned services for all students.   

  • Our data-sharing agreements with MPS and SPPS provide comprehensive access to student data that 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. 

  • As a universal service provider, Achieve has a unique advising model that allows our coordinators to provide individualized postsecondary planning guidance for students of all ages, all interests, and all backgrounds, while focusing on the students who face the most barriers. 

  • We support students with all postsecondary plans, including both college and non-college pathways. 

  • We connect students with other opportunities provided by our peer career and college readiness organizations by identifying student participants, coordinating logistics and providing follow-up advising and connections.

Learn more about our school-based program model and strategies

Achieve Twin Cities School-Based CCR Program Guide

Career and college readiness requires a thoughtful, student-centered approach and is highly collaborative. This guide provides a philosophical overview of our Achieve school-based CCR program, and outlines our strategies, activities and outcomes.

CCR Program guide 

Achieve Twin Cities Career and College Readiness Impact Report

Find out more about the scope and impact of our school-based CCR programming in Minneapolis Public Schools and Saint Paul Public Schools for the 2022-23 school year.

CCR impact report


“If I didn’t go to the Career & College Center or if I didn’t talk with the coordinators, I would have never found the opportunity that I’m in right now. So I guess in a way, knowing them and just being there at the right time at the right place just kind of really changed my life.” - High school senior, class of 2023

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