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Rise workers meet Aggressive Industries' quality, ISO standards

Rise and Aggressive Industries have been “good neighbors” since both companies opened their doors across the street from each other on Sunset Road in Spring Lake Park in 1971 and 1972, respectively. Through the years, Rise and Aggressive have also developed a mutually beneficial working partnership. 
 
Recognized nationally for its high quality “rotomolding” plastics manufacturing capabilities, Aggressive has subcontracted with Rise on many different projects over the past decades. 
 
In…


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Rise expands Adult Day Program to two new community sites

When the kids from Fridley Public Schools’ Tiger Club delivered a large, brightly decorated poster they made welcoming Rise’s Adult Day Program to the Fridley Community Center (FCC) on August 1, Program Director Judy Andersen knew for sure this was going to be a great collaboration.
 
“I was amazed and delighted – everyone here has made us feel so welcomed!” said Judy. 
 
Due to the increased request for services, Rise has added two new Adult Day Programs (ADP): at the FCC and the Maplewood…


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Rise offers wide range of interesting internships

Rise welcomed a summer cohort of five interns in June who worked in program areas across the agency, including advancement, mental health, human resources, community innovation, and art therapy.  
 
“We are excited about giving people the opportunity to learn more about nonprofits, social services, and specifically, disability- and employment-related programs,” explained Zoe Leonard-Monrad, Rise’s coordinator of volunteers and recruitment. 
 
“Hopefully, they personally and professionally…


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MEC expansion into Greater Minnesota successful

In its 25 years of services, the Minnesota Employment Center (MEC) for People Who are Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing has assisted more than 2,000 men and women plan their careers, find great jobs, and retain successful employment.
 
MEC was co-established by Rise, Minnesota Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), and Lifetrack Resources, Inc. in 1993.
 
Two years ago, MEC was able to expand its customized services across the state with funding from the Minnesota State Legislature; it received…


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