Impact and Programs
In 2018, we partnered with schools to provide digital after-school programming and training in our Emergent Teaching Methodology. Additionally - we were able to provide 39 on-site internships. We believe that effectiveness and impact is proven through data – last year students experienced a 2% increase in professional skills and a 17% increase in agency and grit.
Our 2019 goals are as follows:
Goal #1: Provide 30 quality and impactful on-site internships.
Goal #2: Put students at the center of our work and give them opportunities to lead.
Goal #3: Collect and report data from each of our programs as well as Net Promoter Score from all key stakeholders on a trimesterly basis.
Goal #4: Increase % of operating costs covered by earned income to 50%.
Community or Constituency Served
Rêve Academy was founded in 2010 in North Minneapolis, one of the most economically distressed areas in Minnesota. It's here that the state’s academic achievement gap is on full display: compared to their white counterparts, students of color are less likely to graduate from high school or become proficient in reading and math. Our young people of color are leaving school and entering a job market where their unemployment rate is more than 100% higher than that of their white counterparts. And yet, the fastest-growing segment of Minnesota’s future workforce is students of color. Rêve Academy serves middle and high school students - of which approximately 80% of students served come from low-income homes, and approximately 90% are racially/ethnically diverse.
Geographic Area Served
MN - Specifically the Twin Cities Metro area