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Truc Pham’s work with refugees will be felt for generations to come

Truc Pham’s work with refugees will be felt for generations to come

Rise and the Twin Cities community lost an honorable colleague and friend with the passing of  Truc Pham who died January 15 at the age of 65.
Since 1996, Truc was the director of Rise’s welfare-to-work programs which served primarily refugees and immigrants resettling in the Twin Cities area.
Truc

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Austin named MRA’s 2019 Job Placement Professional

Austin named MRA’s 2019 Job Placement Professional

MEC Program Supervisor Austin Beatty was named the 2019 Job Placement Professional of the Year by the Minnesota Rehabilitation Association (MRA) Job Placement Division (JPD) at their annual conference.
In his nomination, it was said that: “Austin is truly an outstanding job placement professional. He demonstrates passion and dedication to

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Elaine Voss lived life with passion

Elaine Voss lived life with passion

Rise lost a dear friend and supporter when former Board member Elaine Voss passed away December 21 at 83. She served on Rise’s Board for nearly 20 years, including a term as president.
During her years with Rise in the 1980s and ‘90s, Elaine helped lead the agency through some

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8th annual Celebrate Rise Fundraising Gala a great success

8th annual Celebrate Rise Fundraising Gala a great success

Oh, what a night!
More than 450 community partners, family, friends, Rise team members, and people we support attended the 8th Annual Celebrate Rise Fundraising Gala. It was held October 21 at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest in Brooklyn Park and was a festive evening of great food, fun and games,

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Collaborative art project enhances New Brighton Community Center

Collaborative art project enhances New Brighton Community Center

You can’t help but slow down and take a nice, long look at the new piece of art adorning the whole north wall of the New Brighton Community Center located on N.W. 10th Street just off I-694. It’s colorful, whimsical, and beautiful!
The City of New Brighton was awarded a

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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 acknowledge

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