MN Comeback and Great MN Schools
Together, MN Comeback and Great MN Schools are increasing access to great schools and closing the achievement gap for Minneapolis kids. We believe all Minneapolis students should have access to a rigorous and relevant school – especially students most in-need – and we engage with schools across all three sectors (district, charter and independent) to achieve this goal.
MN Comeback leads a coalition of schools, community members and funders coordinating around K-12 systems change. Applying a school-centered approach, and leveraging several years of community interviews and movement building, our coalition designs solutions that foster schools’ success: increasing the number of extraordinary leaders and teachers working in our community, fostering deep community and parent engagement, advocating for supportive public policy, and helping schools access quality facilities.
Great MN Schools (GMS) unites committed funders and schools in the shared work of dramatically improving the opportunities available to Minneapolis kids. GMS makes strategic investments in proven and promising schools, providing the expert guidance, funding and resources needed to create a community of great schools. In partnership with MN Comeback, we will increase access to great schools and close the opportunity gap for 30,000 Minneapolis children. Great MN Schools requests proposals from organizations with demonstrated effectiveness and experience in leading school teams through design thinking programming in support of innovation.