In October, we introduced Under the Hood to better understand how technology oriented nonprofits in Minnesota function.
This recurring series is made possible by research partner Altrulytics and underwriter Atomic Data. Over the coming weeks we will publish individual responses, and in the end, compile an aggregated assessment of the landscape with further analysis.
Executive Director: Sarah Koschinska
When was it formed and for what purpose?
PPL was formed in 1972 in the Philips neighborhood to support affordable housing. Since then, it has evolved into job skills training in order to help lower income families get on the path to self-sufficiency as well as providing housing stability, employment training, education, and support services. Our techspark! program came from BRIDGEdotMN, which started in 2010 to provide Twin Cities youth with computers, internet, and technical training.