Ali Al-Sadi, CIP Specialist, named November Champion of the Month

Ali Al-Sadi

Ali Al-Sadi is currently employed as a Community Integration Program Specialist with Rise, where he works at both our Rise Spring Lake Park location and community employment sites. Coworkers say Al-Sadi’s flexibility set him apart this past year during a merger of the Coon Rapids and Spring Lake Park production floors. He is willing to…

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Rise Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Rise 50th Anniversary Celebration Logo

Rise Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Serving Others The Minnesota nonprofit reached 35,000 people served in this milestone year Rise, a Minnesota nonprofit that opens doors to success for people with disabilities and adults who face barriers in the community, is proud to celebrate our 50th anniversary this month. Today, Rise has supported more than 35,000…

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Need a Job? Rise and ThinkSelf alliance lays groundwork for easier access to job search and support services

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A new partnership between Rise’s Minnesota Employment Center (MEC) and ThinkSelf will expand services for Minnesota’s Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing communities. Click here to view an ASL version of this announcement The Minnesota Employment Center supports hundreds of Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing people as they discover new skills, explore career opportunities,…

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College students complete Rise spring internships

College students complete Rise spring internships

Rise welcomed eight spring interns in January. College students from universities across Minnesota and Wisconsin went from virtual classrooms to remote offices for hands-on work experience in human resources, communications, event planning, grants and fundraising and video production. Learn more about our interns: Paige Cihunka returned to Rise as a Human Resources Intern after a…

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The DAISY Foundation honors Rise team member’s community work

Daisy Foundation honors Black Nurses Rock

Rise Nurse Care Coordinator Kelly Robinson was recently presented with The DAISY Team Award by Minnesota Governor Tim Walz. Robinson is the founder of the Minnesota chapter of Black Nurses Rock, a group that provided valuable medical expertise and assistance with COVID-19 testing, PPE and vaccines during the past year. The group was also instrumental…

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Shavlik grant helps Rise modernize payroll systems to support team members and those we serve

Shavlik grant helps Rise modernize payroll systems to support team members and those we serve

by Nicole Conti Rise reached a huge milestone April 14. After more than a year of planning, we completed a large technology update, modernizing payroll, hiring, benefits, timecard functions and more for all 350 Rise employees. Our new Paylocity software represents a leap in the work we are doing behind the scenes to build better…

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Cottage Grove takes a turn at wellness with Spirit Club

Cottage Grove takes a turn at wellness with Spirit Club

by Jillian McNett Pay an afternoon visit to Rise Cottage Grove and find a room full of activity. People are tapping their feet to music, lunging legs, and circling arms with Rise team members. These fun health and wellness workouts are streamed online from Spirit Club, a community of certified fitness experts who create classes…

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Art Speaks sessions continue in-person and remotely

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Expressing oneself through art has been not only fun, but therapeutic for many people during the pandemic. Rise Art Therapist Stacy Gross has found creative ways to enable people who are both receiving services at a Rise location as well as remotely from home to continue with their artistic endeavors. “Some people at home choose…

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Rise Oakdale team provides HIPERFIRE with dependable, high-quality workmanship

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Adirirow Ojulu may be a man of few words, but he knows how to pick the right radio station to keep his team members from Rise Oakdale humming while they work at HIPERFIRE in Vadnais Heights. Today it’s country music which lifts everyone spirits on this bitter cold Minnesota winter day. With Employment Specialist Bob…

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Students benefit from community work experiences in career planning

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Outside the temperature hovered around zero, but inside, it was nice and warm and smelled like a tropical garden with fresh cuts, arrangements, bouquets, and plants throughout the expansive distribution site. Hoping to one day have a career in the floral industry, Angela Yang was excited to get valuable hands-on work experience at one of…

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