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

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

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

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

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

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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