The City of Minneapolis has announced Nina Robertson as the new director of the Step Up Youth Employment Program, a partnership of the City of Minneapolis, AchieveMpls, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) and Project for Pride in Living.
“I look forward to working with our partners to provide meaningful employment opportunities for Minneapolis youth,” said Robertson in a released statement.
Step Up supports historically underrepresented youth in Minneapolis who are ready to navigate the professional world. The program helps organizations diversify their workforce and has provided over 27,000 internships since 2003.
Robertson has served as the Step Up program manager since February of 2016. In that time, she built strong partnerships with youth-serving organizations, businesses, policy makers and youth and families across Minneapolis.
Robertson has extensive experience in youth program management. She has served in key leadership and management roles at the Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ), Children’s Defense Fund – Minnesota Freedom Schools and the YMCA Beacons Network.
Robertson replaces former Step Up Director Anna Peterson, who is now the chief of staff in the Commissioner’s office at the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).
—Information provided by the City of Minneapolis