A: The Minneapolis Public Schools and Blake both provide in-kind donations to the annual operating budget. Minneapolis Public Schools provide lunches during the summer and transportation to the program year-round. The Blake School provides program space, administrative support, and serves as a non-profit fiscal agent. All funds are passed through Blake's 501(c)(3) status, but are solely allocated to LearningWorks.
A: No. LearningWorks is a partner with Minneapolis Public Schools. On average more than 80% of our LearningWorks alumni enroll in college preparatory track high school programs in Minneapolis Public Schools. While some LearningWorks students elect to attend Blake, the vast majority do not.
A: If you are interested in teaching at LearningWorks, please check out the Teaching Internships section of this website. We're delighted that you want to join us.
A: Applicants are highly motivated 6th grade students enrolled in Minneapolis Public Schools who want to play an active role in their academic future. In selecting students, LearningWorks strives to create an inclusive community that represents many of the socioeconomic, cultural, lingual, and ethnic backgrounds in Minneapolis. LearningWorks students must have a desire to learn, to try new things, and to have fun. LearningWorks students have a strong desire to achieve academically and to be leaders—preparing themselves for challenging high schools and colleges.