& Insights

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.
February 26, 2019
Four of Minnesota's largest affordable housing providers formed a Research Collaborative that questioned how to disrupt the cycle of housing instability and incarceration, and make housing more inclusive.
February 13, 2019
As a Twin Cities leader in affordable housing and career training, we understand how a criminal background can become a life-long barrier. But it shouldn't be.
January 23, 2019
When the time came to redesign PPL's website, we wanted to take advantage of the powerful opportunity to increase our digital equity.
December 6, 2018
PPL is honored to receive the City of Minneapolis Employment and Training & Minneapolis Workforce Development Board award for Outstanding Service to Minneapolis Youth for our Step Up program in 2018.