Fall Newsletter from the Cookie Cart


News & Notes
A bi-monthly newsletter with the inside scoop.

New Hires 
and.Work Readiness Training

On November 15th,
we had the pleasure of hiring 21 Twin Cities youth at a hiring info session. With the help of our partner Emerge, we have been hard at work training our new hires and getting them introduced to the  “360° Program” Professional Development Series.
During the series, we equip teens for the job world outside of the Cookie Cart kitchen by teaching resume and cover letter writing, job search tools and interviewing skills. Plus, each student who attends each session in the series has the opportunity to earn cash for their perfect attendance! As teens begin to transition into the mainstream workforce, this advanced work readiness program gives teens the opportunity to meet in small groups and one-on-one with adult staff to identify areas of potential interest for future jobs.

Our seventh Annual Chef’s Dinner!
The 7th Annual Cookie Cart Chefs’ Dinner raised a record $158,000 for the organization. More than 200 guests were treated to a five-course gourmet dinner prepared by a volunteer team of five local chefs with assistance from culinary students from the Art Institutes International Minnesota. Check out our photos from the event on ourFacebook page!

Sister Jean Community Service Award 
This year at the Annual Chef’s Dinner Fundraiser, we were honored to name Xcel Energy the recipient of the 2015 Sister Jean Community Service Award.

We present the Sister Jean Community Service Award each year to an exceptional community partner for helping us fulfill our mission and goals. Xcel Energy, we appreciate your support and are honored to call you a Cookie Cart partner!
Learn more about the 2015 Sister Jean Community Service Award here!

Your support transforms the lives of young people and brightens our community’s future! Get involved >>


Make a monthly donation that keeps a teen employed and building life skills through our structured experiential and classroom learning program. A gift now will help us reach our 2015 goal and train 40 teens in their first job before the end of the year.


Order by December 1st
100% of cookie sales are directly reinvested into the young people
in our program!
Place your orders by calling the bakery at
and asking for
Meggie McCauley;
by email
Order today and make your holiday season sweeter!
Be sure to mention or enter code GoodCheer2015
 to receive a 10% discount!
Offer Expires 12/01/2015

Visit our calendar or click below for more details.
Thursday 12/10
from 4:30-7:00 p.m.
Union Depot – Holiday Bake Sale
Saturday 12/12
from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
For full details on all events, visit our calendar or follow us on Twitter at @CookieCart1

A Big Thank You; From Us to You
A Big Thank You; From Us to You
Cookie Cart
1119 West Broadway Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55411