Our Mission

Prosperity Ready exists to develop the vast potential of immigrants to help overcome our talent shortage crisis, and to enable organizations to reflect the communities in which they serve. Prosperity Ready is proudly sponsored by The Social Good Fund, a 501(c)3 full service fiscal sponsor.

The Minneapolis St. Paul, Minnesota region is facing a talent shortage crisis along with crippling turnover. By the year 2022 we are estimated to be short 250,000 workers. Learn more and get involved.

Our Startup Goals

  • Volunteer Hours

    125

  • Fundraising Goal

    $375000

  • Program Participants

    20

News & Notes

Starting a Non-Profit

In 2015 I was hit head on by the talent shortage crisis. As the head of human resources for a hospitality company, I could not explain to operations why we were unable to staff house keepers. The result was uncleaned rooms, which meant turning away paying customers who needed a place to stay. I decided to understand the issue at the root cause, which meant leaving my office and engaging with hotel management.

We started developing a relationship with an immigrant settlement agency and found a wealth of untapped resources. The agency was willing to use our training to teach English language and job skills; host job fairs; and accompany candidates via public transportation to map out routes to potential places of employment. We planned for day in a life interviews where realistic job previews allowed candidates and family members to understand the work that would be required. We made the process easier by introducing a legally compliant applicant process that allowed for data entry support into our applicant tracking system.

Fast forward to 2017. The company I worked for was acquired. As all of you know who have been through layoffs, acquisitions, mergers, downsizing, and all manner of other ways that one ends up seeking employment, I found myself at a cross roads. Having been part of corporate America for over 25 years and having delayed the idea of developing ready now talent within our immigrant communities for some time, I needed to decide if I was bold enough to strike out on my own and bring the concept to life.

In spring of 2018, I founded Prosperity Ready. We exist to develop the vast potential of immigrants to help overcome our talent shortage crisis, and to enable organizations to reflect the communities in which they serve. Keep reading about our start up journey as a nonprofit. Our next blog features Fiscal Sponsors – the secret sauce for getting your nonprofit up and running!

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Official Launch Date of Prosperity Ready
Blog Posts

January      Thank you Hispanic Executive for the excellent introduction to Prosperity Ready!

February     Finalizing pilot partners and funding

March          Launching pilot

April             Visit us at the The Forum on Workplace Inclusion

 

Trends & Topics

2018 Deloitte Human Capital Trends

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