Rise team members are an extraordinary group of individuals who carry out and champion our important mission. Each month, their peers nominate them for a Champion of the Month recognition. From that group of twelve, Rise selected two people to be honored as Champions of the Mission for 2020. Typically,
Although we were not able to host our Celebrate Rise Fundraising Gala in person this year and honor our award recipients, we were still able to recognize four truly great Rise’ing Stars with presentations made by President Lynn Noren and Vice President Tim Dickie at their homes or job location.
For the ninth year, employees at Cummins Power Generation raised funds through special events and donations to purchase and grocery shop for all the makings of a complete Thanksgiving dinner, plus a $25 grocery store gift card. Three years ago, Ruan and Bobcat employees joined them in this huge project.
THROUGHOUT DONATELLE Plastics, Inc.’s expansive, brightly lit manufacturing facility in New Brighton, people are hard at work producing millions of different components and devices to support patients around the world. Rise workers perform a number of subassembly tasks, quality check products, as well as prepare products for packaging and shipping.
Rise congratulates Activar in Bloomington which has won this year’s Outstanding Employer of the Year from MOHR (Minnesota Association of Habilitation and Rehabilitation).
Activar is an American manufacturing and distribution company engaging in construction, plastic, technical, and industrial products and services.
Ten workers from Rise enjoy the fast-pace work environment
It was bittersweet for team members and people who are served at Rise Coon Rapids when Program Manager Kathy Ausmus retired earlier this summer. Kathy topped off her stellar 43-year career in human services by working for Rise for the past twenty years.
Kathy went to work at Cambridge State
During these challenging times, people miss their friends, activities, team members, and coming to Rise for services! Team members got creative ian how to bring Rise services to those who weren’t quite ready to come back to a Rise or business work location,
Virtual services give people the opportunity to
After an interesting and rewarding career path of her own, Patty Thurk retired from Rise on July 31. In her 14 years as an employment consultant, Patty assisted more than 400 people find jobs that fit their needs and interests, matching them with a good employer so they thrive and
For most of the close to 3,500 people Rise serves each year in its employment, housing supports, and life enrichment programs, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has had a profound affect on nearly every aspect of their lives. Rise joins millions of Americans this year in celebrating the ADA’s
We were all certainly excited when DSP Katie Whiteford was awarded MOHR’s 2020 Direct Support Professional of the Year for the Twin Cities metro area! But Rise had also nominated three other OUTSTANDING people for consideration for this prestigious statewide honor. While they didn’t win this year, they are TRULY