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We'd like you to meet Volunteer Katie Dennis

As April is National Volunteer Month, we would like to introduce you to some of our amazing volunteers who give of their time and their talents to help Rise team members carry out our important mission of pushing boundaries and unlocking possibilities!

Every other Monday at Rise's Creative Partnerships South facility in Bloomington is extra special for the men and women who participate in Art Speaks because Volunteer Katie Dennis is on hand to assist them with their work.

Katie is a senior financial analyst…



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CARF awards Rise three-year accreditation

Based on an intensive, three-day survey conducted by four CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) surveyors, Rise was awarded its eleventh three-year certification, the highest level of accreditation.

Surveyors thoroughly examined and evaluated all aspects of the agency, including Rise’s management system, employment programs and services, production procedures, funding sources, and administrative organization to assess its compliance with CARF’s international standards of performance.

Surveyors also…



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We'd like you to meet Volunteer Jenny Poyorena

As April is National Volunteer Month, we would like to introduce you to some of our amazing volunteers who give of their time and their talents to help Rise team members carry out our important mission of pushing boundaries and unlocking possibilities! 

Jenny Poyorena is an enthusiastic volunteer who is generous with her time and talents, Over the past few years, she has supported Rise in several different ways.

Jenny is the controller for American Converters, Inc. (Amcon) in Fridley which produces custom…



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More than 180 people help create mosaic

A COLLECTIVE ‘WOW!!’ was heard at the recent unveiling on February 14 of a most spectacular collaborative Art for All project. The expansive five-piece mosaic display stretches down the hallway leading to the production floor at Rise’s Spring Lake Park administrative offices. It was created by people served at Rise, team members, and community volunteers who invested more than 400 hours over the past few months.

“We know that this beautiful and unifying piece of art will ‘lift’ spirits and inspire hope for everyone here at Rise for…



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