Project for Pride in Living

Focus Area: Youth Development

Grant Amount: $10,000

Based in Minneapolis, serves inner-city neighborhoods of Minneapolis, St. Paul, and first-ring suburbs. PPL is a large social service agency committed to working with low-income people in the Twin Cities in four core areas: affordable housing, employment and job training services, family support services, and youth development and education. Its youth development program serves more than 400 students at sites throughout the metro area to achieve academic and social-emotional goals.

Grant supports expansion of PPL’s youth development program to Camden Apartments, a supportive housing site in north Minneapolis. Youth will engage with tutor mentors on both academic and social emotional learning skill-building 2 days per week, 2 hours per day, from October through May.