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August 20, 2019
Kenita had been staying in a shelter for two months with her daughter when she left. “I was just so distraught. I gathered all our stuff from the shelter and just left,” she said. 
August 19, 2019
As Education Program Compliance and Admin Coordinator, Sara is integral to PPL's Career Training programs for young people. Sara supports both Alternative High Schools and the Step Up program to help young people prepare for success after graduation.
August 5, 2019
A name is an organization's first and most widely traveled ambassador. It goes everywhere, telling a story of purpose and identity.

Project for Pride in Living. What is our story?
July 22, 2019
To celebrate President & CEO Paul Williams' fifth anniversary at PPL, we sat down to talk about PPL over the last five years, the impact and growth we've continued to have in our community, and his vision moving forward.
July 10, 2019
As a Children and Youth Services Coordinator, Michael is integral to PPL's Family Supportive Housing programs. In his work, Michael supports families' long-term success by helping youth develop social-emotional learning skills.
June 17, 2019
Many people can quickly identify their weaknesses, but what about their strengths? To help a Career Training class uncover their talents, a certified StrengthsFinder coach volunteered his expertise and energy to support their job search journey.
May 21, 2019
Creating innovative training programs requires collaboration and partnerships. Organizations like Bremer Bank, a committed partner of PPL’s career training Banking program, are integral to the work we do in our communities every day.
April 16, 2019
Leaving jail was a new beginning, but Robert faced enormous barriers with a criminal record. He wanted this new beginning to be an opportunity to prove himself, and earn a second chance. But how could he survive when every door was closed to him?
March 12, 2019
Marcus works downtown with a stunning view of the city. His work challenges and energizes him, and most importantly, Marcus believes in himself. But it wasn't always like this.
March 6, 2019
PPL is excited to announce that we are the recipient of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Dot.Org Award for Website Redesign, large organization category. The award recognizes forward-thinking nonprofits who are using technology and communications in inspiring, effective, and creative ways.