Arise Project was established at Greater Twin Cities United Way to bring caring professionals together to support the lives of LGBTQ homeless youth. This nationally recognized initiative has raised nearly $1 million for local programs that help LGBTQ homeless youth feel safe and on a path to thrive.
We know that up to 40% of homeless youth identify as LGBTQ (Wilder Research, The Trevor Project). Many of these young people face compounding challenges because of their age, gender, sexuality, and race. Arise Project was born to serve these young people and support nonprofits looking to create innovative solutions.
Despite 10 years of enormous success, we continue looking toward a future where LGBTQ youth homelessness in the Twin Cities is brief, rare, and non-recurring.
When you support Arise Project, you’ll connect with other committed LGBTQ and allied professionals driving community change by meeting the urgent needs of your community. You’ll be able to direct your investment while tracking the impact you make, and you'll have the chance to participate in meaningful volunteer projects that serve local homeless youth.
Learn more about the exact organizations we're currently supporting here.
Arise Project is a Giving Community that operates within the organizational and fiscal structure of Greater Twin Cities United Way, a 501(c)3 that serves the nine-county metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota.
If you're interested in joining our volunteer Steering Committee, supporting Arise Project at your workplace, or making a corporate gift, please reach out to Claire Psarouthakis, Giving Communities Manager, Greater Twin Cities United Way.