EMERGE helps create economic opportunity and vitality in the north Minneapolis and Cedar Riverside communities by connecting people to housing, employment training, job placement and other in-demand social services. It operates four social enterprises that give people a chance to strengthen job skills through temporary employment opportunities. EMERGE also meets the needs of people who face multiple barriers to employment including criminal backgrounds, child care challenges, limited education, or lack of transportation. EMERGE built the state-of-the-art Career and Technology Center to give north Minneapolis program participants easy access to job coaches, workforce development resources, and more. The Center was built in a revitalized, historic structure that also provides space for community gatherings and events.