Minnesota Internship Center Charter School

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The Minnesota Internship Center partners with communities and learners to achieve academic, career, and life success.

The Minnesota Internship Center (MNIC) is a public charter high school that is sponsored by Pillsbury United Communities. MNIC opened in 2003 with the goal of providing high-quality educational and career development experiences to learners with multiple challenges or those who have encountered difficulties in traditional public school settings. Today MNIC serves nearly 400 learners at three Minneapolis/St. Paul Campuses, along with a fully online progam, and employs 60 full and part-time staff.

Things that make MNIC a unique place for students and staff:

Focus on Relationships
MNIC focuses on building strong professional relationships with our students. All MNIC staff and volunteers play an important role in creating an environment where everyone is valued and understood. Smaller class sizes and one on one support help foster the relationships needed to succeed.

Strong Support

The MNIC school mission speaks to academic, career, and life success for our students. All MNIC staff focuses on this holistic mission, but the Student Support Services Team consists of staff members who focus on non-academic student needs.

 We Offer Assistance with the following:- Housing Assistance- Food Assistance- Clothing assistance- Vital Documents (birth certificates, social security cards)- Job and Work resources (earn credit towards graduation)- Free Drivers Education

MNIC utilizes the TTT program to train our teachers.

This program requires all teachers to attend trainings on how to deliver messages to the students of our community. This involves Culturally Responsive teaching and also cooperative skills to create curriculum that allows the students to learn about things from many different prospectives. 

Safety Team
The MNIC Dean of Students leads the MNIC Safety Team. Safety Team members work at each of the MNIC Campuses and provide mentorship to students to help ensure safe student behaviors and strong support to students during times of stress and tension during the school day.

Highly Engaged Activities
Many MNIC students have had very interrupted educations, and as a result, have become somewhat disengaged with the learning process. MNIC provides students with highly engaged activities including field trips, speakers, service learning projects, hands-on classroom activities and the opportunity to earn credit while working or volunteering in the community.

Without the help of donations, grants, and volunteers, we would not be able to spearhead initiatives such as our student prom, our free store items, and other learning opportunities for our students.

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