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Welcome to LearningWorks!

Who we are

LearningWorks’ mission is to support motivated students in overcoming barriers on their paths to college through engaging, academically-rigorous, out-of-school programs while inspiring and preparing promising high school and college students, especially those of color, to become the next generation of teachers.

Who we're looking for

LW is actively seeking sixth and seventh graders enrolled in Minneapolis Public Schools who love to learn, long to join a supportive and positive community, and who are seeking support on their path to college.

Interested in joining us?

LearningWorks is currently accepting applications from Minneapolis Public School sixth and seventh grade students. As we have a limited number of spaces for new students, we cannot accept everyone that applies. For that reason, interested students and families should pay close attention to the application due dates below. Final enrollment decisions will be made in March 2022 and students will be informed via mail and email. Get started on your application today!

Click on the appropriate language link to start your application today (translations in parent/guardian section only). Student application in English; student application in Hmong; student application in Somali; student application in Spanish; student application in Vietnamese. Deadlines to apply are:

  • Early Acceptance Application Due Date: February 16, 2022
  • Application Deadline: March 1, 2022
  • Enrollment Event - Date TBD (required for all new students and their parent/guardian)

Leadership Academy

LearningWorks has eliminated the re-application process. All current LearningWorks students are automatically enrolled in Leadership Academy which aims to help prepare rising 9th grade LearningWorks students to be successful in high school and begin planning for college.

Summer Teaching Fellowship Important 2022 Dates
(in addition to the program dates noted above)

College students of all majors and rising 11th and 12th graders in high school are eligible to apply. Apply here (link to external site).

  • Early consideration deadline: January 13, 2022
  • Early consideration decisions made by February 2
  • Final application deadline: March 1, 2022
  • Final selection decisions made by March 16

Those selected for LearningWorks' Summer 2022 teaching fellowship will be expected to be on-site at the Minneapolis campus from June 6, 2022 through August 5, 2022. This includes the teaching fellow orientation (June 6 - June 17), student programming (June 20 - July 29) and the teaching fellowship wrap-up week (August 1-5).

Teaching Volunteer 2022-2023 Important Dates
(in addition to the program dates noted above)

LearningWorks invites LearningWorks' alumni (11th/12th grade and college students) and local college students who completed our teaching fellowship to volunteer in our School Year Program. Our open application can be accessed here. Additionally, Blake students can apply through the school-wide Service and Leadership application available in the Spring (exact date TBD).

In addition to the 2022-23 SYP program dates noted above, SYP teaching volunteers are expected to attend two in person orientation/training events on Saturday, September 17, 2022 and Saturday, January 7, 2023.

Questions? Contact Us.