Research Report: Local Workforce Development 2011

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The unemployment rate for the black population in the Minneapolis metropolitan area is three times that of the white population This is one of the highest in the U.S. (Economic Policy Institute).
The unemployment rate for the black population in the Minneapolis metropolitan area is three times that of the white population This is one of the highest in the U.S. (Economic Policy Institute).

Report Stats:

100 Local Workforce Development experts
14.81 average years of experience

Minnesota workforce development experts were asked to recommend nonprofit organizations that could be focused on job training, job placement, access to jobs, youth work readiness, small business development and entrepreneurship training for people with lack of access to jobs, job retention/stability, and helping employers invest in their own workforce, etc. These nonprofits might work with various populations: adults wishing to gain additional skills, immigrants, youth (around career education), adults or youth with disabilities, refugees, welfare recipients, elders, homeless people, formerly imprisoned people, businesses, or the community at large. And these nonprofits might focus on different kinds of activities: policy, research, advocacy, direct services, education, technical assistance, social enterprise (nonprofits that run businesses which employ people for job training), etc.

This research was commissioned by Minnesota Philanthropy Partners for its free, bi-annual magazine, MNSights. The Minnesota Philanthropy Partners network includes The Saint Paul Foundation, Minnesota Community Foundation, F. R. Bigelow Foundation, Mardag Foundation and more than 1,700 additional charitable affiliates.


Who we invited Who participated
20.16% of experts responded

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Local Workforce Development Experts

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Silhouette-female Andriana Abariotes
Executive Director
Twin Cities Local Initiatives Support Corporation (TC LISC)
See Bio
O
Silhouette-male Douglas Allen
President
Ridgewater Community College
See Bio
N
Silhouette-male Bezabeh Assefa
Project Manager
RISE, Inc.
See Bio
N
Silhouette-female Deborah Atterberry
President
RESOURCE, Inc.
See Bio
N
Silhouette-female Karla Bachmann
Director of Economic Advancement
Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio (CLUES)
See Bio
F
Silhouette-female Janayah Bagurusi
Program Director
Twin Cities Local Initiatives Support Corporation (TC LISC)
See Bio
N
Silhouette-male Art Berman
President and CEO
Twin Cities RISE!
See Bio
N
Silhouette-male Ed Boeve
Executive Director
East Suburban Resources, Inc
See Bio
N
Silhouette-female Julie Brekke
Vice President, Programs and Fundraising and Communications
Project for Pride in Living (PPL)
See Bio
N
Silhouette-female Maura Brown
Associate Director
The Alliance for Metropolitan Stability
See Bio
N
Silhouette-male Armin Budimlic
Associate Director
Intercultural Mutual Assistance Association (IMAA)
See Bio
N
Silhouette-male Dan Cain
President
RS Eden
See Bio
R
Silhouette-male Francoise Carre
Research Director, Center for Social Policy
University of Massachusetts Boston, McCormack Graduate School
See Bio
O
Silhouette-female Connie Christenson
Northeast Minnesota Regional Administrator
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)
See Bio
N
Silhouette-female Deb Colling
Executive Director
Professional Learning Alternatives, Inc.
See Bio
N
Silhouette-male Steve Cramer
Executive Director
Project for Pride in Living (PPL)
See Bio
O
Silhouette-female Mary Davenport
Director, Government Relations
Minnesota State Colleges & Universities
See Bio
O
Silhouette-female Kathleen Davis
Attorney
Minneapolis Legal Aid Society
See Bio
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Silhouette-female Dawn Davis
Chief Operating Officer
Emerge Community Development
See Bio
O
Silhouette-male Richard Davy
Senior Field Representative
Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry
See Bio
O
Silhouette-female Linda DeHaven
Manager of Welfare Programs
City of Minneapolis Employment and Training
See Bio
O
Silhouette-female Bonnie Elsey
Director, Workforce Development
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)
See Bio
F
Silhouette-male James Frey
President and CEO
Frey Foundation
See Bio
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Silhouette-female Trixie Golberg
President/CEO
Lifetrack Resources
See Bio
F
Silhouette-female Marcia Haley
Business Lending Coordinator
Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation
See Bio
N
Silhouette-female Diane Halvorson
Executive Director
South Central Workforce Council
See Bio
O
Silhouette-male Jerry Hanoski
President
G-Scott, LLC
See Bio
F
Silhouette-female RaeJean Hansen
Workforce Senior Program Officer
Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation
See Bio
N
Silhouette-male Mike Harper
Director of Customized Employment for Region 7E and region 7W
RISE Inc.
See Bio
F
Silhouette-female Trista Harris
Executive Director
Headwaters Foundation
See Bio
N
Silhouette-male Jesse Heier
Executive Director
Midwestern Governors Association (MGA)
See Bio
N
Silhouette-female Diane Heldt
Director of Minnesota Family Investment Program/Immigrant & Refugee Services
Lifetrack Resources
See Bio
N
Silhouette-male Ron Hick
Executive Director
Minneapolis Rotary West Broadway Business and Area Coalition
See Bio
O
Silhouette-male Bob Hoffman
Vice President, Strategic Partnerships
Minnesota State University, Mankato
See Bio
N
Silhouette-female Nancy Huizenga
Senior Director, Community-Based & Vocational Services
Courage Center
See Bio
N
Silhouette-female Jess Ihrke
Vice President, Education & Workforce
Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce
See Bio
O
Silhouette-female Connie Ireland
Regional Administrator- Mankato
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)
See Bio
O
Silhouette-male Mark Jacobs
Workforce Development Director
Dakota-Scott
See Bio
N
Silhouette-female Nancy James
Employer Services Director
HIRED
See Bio
N
Silhouette-male Randy Johnson
Executive Director
Workforce Development, Inc.
See Bio
N
Silhouette-male Grover Jones
Executive Director, Business Development Program
Northside Economic Opportunity Network (NEON)
See Bio
R
Silhouette-male Matt Kane
Director of Policy & Research
Growth and Justice
See Bio
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Silhouette-female Maureen Kenney
Executive Director
Northern Connections
See Bio
N
Silhouette-male Louis King
President and CEO
Summit Academy OIC
See Bio
F
Silhouette-female Lori Koutsky
Manager, Community Relations and the Foundation
Securian
See Bio
F
Silhouette-male Brad Kruse
Program Director
Hugh J. Andersen Foundation
See Bio
O
Silhouette-male Tom Kujawa
Business Services Specialist
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)
See Bio
N
Silhouette-female Lynnette Landry
Coordinator, Youth Employment & Training
Guadalupe Alternative Programs
See Bio
N
Silhouette-female Juanita Lauritsen
Executive Director
Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council
See Bio
O
Silhouette-male Terrence Leas
President
Riverland Community College
See Bio
N
Silhouette-male Ramón León
President and CEO
Latino Economic Development Center
See Bio
N
Silhouette-female Roxana Linares
Executive Director
Centro
See Bio
O
Silhouette-male Bryan Lindsley
Executive Director
Governors Workforce Development Council
See Bio
N
Silhouette-male Randy Long
Development Director and Scholarship Coordinator
Workforce Development, Inc.
See Bio
O
Silhouette-male Roger Lowe
Business Services Specialist
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)
See Bio
N
Silhouette-female Janet Ludden
CEO
Employer Solutions
See Bio
F
Silhouette-male Joel Luedtke
Senior Program Officer
The Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation
See Bio
F
Silhouette-male Scott Marquardt
Program Director
Southwest Initiative Foundation
See Bio
F
Silhouette-female Wendy Merrick
Program Director
West Central Initiative
See Bio
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Silhouette-female Linda Meschke
President and Founder
Rural Advantage
See Bio
N
Silhouette-male Saw Morrison
Program Manager, Employment and Social Services
Karen Organization of Minnesota (KOM)
See Bio
O
Silhouette-female Judy Mortrude
State Program Administrator
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)
See Bio
O
Silhouette-male Robert Musgrove
President
Pine Technical College
See Bio
N
Silhouette-male Dennison Nyberg
Vice President and COO, Education, Employment & Operations
American Indian OIC
See Bio
N
Silhouette-male Chris Ohland
Executive Director
Youth Express
See Bio
O
Silhouette-female Astrid Ollerenshaw
Community Relations Manager
Chicano Latino Affairs Council (CLAC)
See Bio
N
Silhouette-female Dawn Paro
Director, Employment Services
American Indian OIC
See Bio
O
Silhouette-female Julie Redepenning
Business Services Specialist
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)
See Bio
N
Silhouette-female Julie Sachs
Operations Manager
Rural Minnesota CEP, Inc.
See Bio
N
Silhouette-female Jane Samargia
Executive Director
HIRED
See Bio
O
Silhouette-male Rick Schara
Business Services Specialist
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)
See Bio
N
Silhouette-male Paul Schulz
Director of Employment Services
Emerge Community Development
See Bio
N
Silhouette-female Jamie Schumacher
Executive Director
Northeast Community Development Corporation
See Bio
O
Silhouette-male Joe Sertich
President
Setrich Consulting
See Bio
F
Silhouette-female Carrie Jo Short
Director of Grants and Program Services, Economic Development & Environmental/Land Use
The Saint Paul Foundation
See Bio
N
Silhouette-female Emily Sorensen
Human Development Coordinator
Latino Economic Development Center
See Bio
N
Silhouette-male Bryan Stempkaq
Talent Initiatives Director
Greater Mankato Growth
See Bio
O
Silhouette-male Peter Svendsen
Business Services Specialist
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)
See Bio
N
Silhouette-female Julia Tate
Workforce Project Manager
HIRED
See Bio
O
Silhouette-male Craig Taylor
Executive Director, Office for Business & Community Economic Development
University of Minnesota
See Bio
N
Silhouette-male Jason Telander
Executive Director
Adult Training and Habilitation Center (ATHC)
See Bio
O
Silhouette-female Anne Temte
President
Northland Community and Technical College
See Bio
N
Silhouette-male Justin Terrell
Training Coordinator
Emerge Community Development
See Bio
N
Silhouette-female Pham Thi Hoa
Executive Director
Center for Asian and Pacific Islanders (CAPI)
See Bio
N
Silhouette-female Becky Thofson
Sector Projects Coordinator
Workforce Development, Inc.
See Bio
O
Silhouette-male Pat Thomas
Coordinator, Center for Working Families Program
Southwest Minnesota Adult Basic Education
See Bio
N
Silhouette-male Steve Thomas
CEO
Network for Better Futures
See Bio
N
Silhouette-female Cindy Toppin
Vice President
Lifetrack Resources
See Bio
O
Silhouette-male Tom Triplett
Principal
Triplett Consulting LLC
See Bio
N
Silhouette-male Dale Umlauf
Vice President, Business Development
West Central initiative
See Bio
N
Silhouette-male Chong Vang
Executive Director
Karen Organization of Minnesota
See Bio
O
Silhouette-female Roslyn Wade
Director, Apprenticeship Unit
Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
See Bio
N
Silhouette-female Sarah Walker
Chief Operating Officer
180 Degrees, Inc
See Bio
O
Silhouette-male Bob Wallace
President
Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce
See Bio
F
Silhouette-female Joanne Walz
Program Officer
The Minneapolis Foundation
See Bio
N
Silhouette-female Dawn Williams
Director, Emerge Ventures Employment Services
Emerge Community Development
See Bio
N
Silhouette-male Michael Wynne
Executive Director
Emerge Community Development
See Bio
O
Silhouette-male Wayne Young
Executive Director
Minnesota Workforce Center, Ramsey County
See Bio
R
Silhouette-male David Zander
Research Analyst/Legislative Liaison (retired)
Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans
See Bio
O
Silhouette-female Kathy Zavala
Executive Director
Stearns-Benton Employment & Training Council
See Bio

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