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Project for Pride in Living (PPL)

Project for Pride in Living (PPL) works with lower-income individuals and families to achieve greater self-sufficiency through housing, employment training, support services, and education.

Mission Statement
Review Completed: 12/4/2012
PPL Service Center
1035 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: (612) 455-5100
Fax: (612) 455-5101
Other Names Used PPL
EIN 23-7232208
Principal Staff Steve Cramer,
General Information
Board Chair
Number of Board Members 38
Board meetings with quorum 6
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 27.17
Publicly Available Documents Most Recent 990
Most Recent Audit
PPL is a pioneer in providing integrated services. We approach self-sufficiency issues in a holistic manner, by understanding the complexities of barriers to: housing stability, employment and career advancement, family stability, and youth achievement. In 2011, PPL exceeded many of our organizational goals for the year: * Owned or managed 1,014 units of affordable rental housing. * Provided 2,587 individuals with work readiness and job training programs. * Engaged 2,053 individuals in support services and community building activities that enabled them to stabilize their lives. * Provided 613 youth with nurturing and academically enriching out-of-school time programs. PPL’s innovative approach helped low-income families and individuals build a sound base from which they can build brighter futures and contribute to a thriving Twin Cities.
Current Goals
All PPL participants have one thing in common: their socioeconomic status. We serve the region’s working poor, who lack access to the resources that promote housing, family, and economic stability. In 2012, PPL anticipates: * adding, renovating or preserving 64 units of affordable housing in 2012, and contributing to housing stability for low-income people. * providing employment training and financial coaching services to more than 3,600 individuals, improving the capacity of each to reach economic stability and self-reliance. * providing over 3,700 individuals or families with customized services that support housing, economic, and family stability. * supporting nearly 580 youth through our nurturing Youth Development Program; and another 284 youth through our schools.
Community or Constituency Served
PPL serves lower-income individuals and families, including a substantial number of immigrants.
Geographic Area Served
The Twin Cities region including neighborhoods in Minneapolis, St. Paul, St. Louis Park, New Hope, Robbinsdale, and Richfield.
Impact and Programs

3 Year Average Expenses

Program Services: $13,054,617 83.7%
Management: $1,895,538 12.2%
Fundraising: $642,559 4.1%

Unrestricted Net Assets

2012 2011 2010
End of Year: $4,478,727 $4,101,615 $4,819,588
Beginning of Year $4,101,615 $4,819,588 $7,795,689
Difference $377,112 ($717,973) ($2,976,101)
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 $4,478,727
Based on information provided on 2010 to 2012
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