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Mad Hatter Wellness offers Sexuality for All Abilities

Mad Hatter Wellness offers Sexuality for All Abilities

It is an alarming statistic: People with intellectual disabilities are sexually assaulted at a rate of seven times higher than those without disabilities. Studies show that 83 percent of women and 32 percent of men are sexual assault victims at some time in their lives.
Our culture often doesn’t

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Recognize and advocate for more support for staff

Recognize and advocate for more support for staff

Note: Tracy Bird is a data entry clerk who works at Rise Spring Lake Park. This article was originally published in the June issue of Access Press – Minnesota’s Disability Community News Source.
By Tracy Bird
Whether state lawmakers are at the Minnesota State Capitol or in their districts, it

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Music Man John Thorp offers great tunes for fun times

Music Man John Thorp offers great tunes for fun times

By Caitlin Maly, Rise intern
With a passion for both spending time with people who have disabilities and playing music, Rise volunteer and former van driver, John Thorp thoroughly enjoys hosting dancing and social events throughout the Twin Cities area.
He describes himself as “a big volunteer guy!” and has

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Summer college interns assist with important projects

Summer college interns assist with important projects

Rise welcomed four college interns in June to work over the summer in human resources, volunteerism, and development/special events. They also participated in biweekly professional development and training sessions in a wide range of topics.
“We wanted to offer them the opportunity to learn more about nonprofits, social services, and

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Ruan & Bobcat value Rise workers

Ruan & Bobcat value Rise workers

It wasn’t long after Todd Peterson started his new position as warehouse manager for Ruan’s Otsego facility in the spring of 2018, that he called Rise’s Sales Representative Nancy Hoff. He wanted to see if they could put a team of people from Rise to work.
Todd had worked at

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Mikros Engineering offers wide range of career opportunities

Mikros Engineering offers wide range of career opportunities

With Minnesota’s current unemployment rate hovering around three percent, businesses in all sectors often find it challenging to hire enough qualified workers to keep their operations running smoothly.
So that’s why Johnathan Milks, the Human Resources director at Mikros Engineering, Inc., says it exceptionally helpful when Rise’s Employment Consultant Amber

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Register for Celebrate Rise! on October 21

Register for Celebrate Rise! on October 21

Rise’s 8th annual Celebrate Rise Fundraising Gala is set for Monday, October 21 at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest in Brooklyn Park, from 5 – 8:30 p.m.
It’s a fun evening of special games and prizes, auctions, awards and honors, wonderful food and great people! Tickets are available online.
For sponsorship

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Team lets Cummins employess know – ‘You’ve got mail!’

Team lets Cummins employess know – ‘You’ve got mail!’

Among the many things the mail delivery team at Cummins in Shoreview enjoys about their work are the excited reactions they get when they email or call a Cummins employee to let them know they have a package to pick up.
“Are you sure it’s for me – I never

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