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Rise celebrates its 45th anniversary!

August 2 is Rise's 45th anniversary! In our yearlong celebration, it's been a fun opportunity to look back through our history, track our growth and development, honor key players in our successes, and recognize many of…

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2nd Annual Tapping Into Possibilities was a festive event!

Special thanks to everyone who attended Rise's 2nd annual Tapping Into Possibilities which was held July 18 at the Bauhaus Brew Lab in Northeast Minneapolis. This "friend-raiser" was a really fun evening with fabulous food, fun music, great donated raffle prizes, specialty beers -- and lots of wonderful supporters of Rise.

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Rise's Employment Pays! program featured on Hennepin County's website

Dashawanda Cole was having suicidal thoughts. “I didn’t think I’d actually act on them,” she recalls, now 18 months later, “but I was scared of myself. I didn’t feel safe.” She went to HCMC’s Acute Psychiatric Services and asked for help.

There, at the psychiatric emergency room in downtown Minneapolis, the staff gave her everything she expected – and more. They conducted a thorough psychiatric evaluation and provided appropriate medication. Then they lined her up with Mia Debbins, a community health worker.

Among the recovery…

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Rise welcomes two new Board members

Andrea Murphy and Blake Elliott were elected to Rise’s Board of Directors in March.    

Andrea is a commercial lender with Northeast Bank where she has worked for 14 years. “I appreciate Northeast Bank’s commitment to the community and our dedication to volunteerism.” 

Andrea is an active community volunteer and also chairs the Twin Cities North Chamber of Commerce through June 2016, is a member of the Development Committee for the Friends of Ramsey County Libraries, and a member of the Loan Committee for WomenVenture.  


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