Category Discovery Process

Smooth Ride Operator

Throughout life all anyone ever wants is to feel welcomed and a part of a team. Figuring out how to do so can be a difficult challenge especially when you are searching for this in your employment. Christina Kempainen is an example of someone who just wanted to be accepted for whom she is at […]

A Blooming Career

Nicole has always had a passion and curiousness surrounding flowers and floral design. It all stemmed from helping grandma in the garden when she was younger. As she grew her interest grew with her, soon enough she was old enough to start seeking information of how to make her passion a money making reality.   […]

Ms. Kuehl – Keeping it Cool at Juut Salon

“Yeah I guess I have been here a long time,” Lindsey responded to her Employment Consultant, Michael, when she recently received her award for 5 years of employment at Juut Salon. If you have worked in customer service, you know that it is no small task. Walking into Juut, you will see that Lindsey makes […]

Breaking the Mold

Throughout her life, Miranda has fought to overcome limitations and pursue her personal dreams and goals. At only six months old, Miranda Wolf was expected to never walk, talk, or sit up on her own. Despite the prognosis, Miranda’s family would not let her succumb to a disability. Miranda’s family always encouraged her to develop skills […]

Smiley Joe Keely

In February of 2016 Fred Mische of Fred’s Bread in Eden Prairie had to make a difficult decision and close his doors. This decision came when he had to let his apprentice baker, Joe Keely, know that he would have to let him go because the small family owned bakery could not compete with the […]

I Knew 2016 Was Going To Be My Year! The Latrice Scott Story

Latrice Scott has been looking for her own place for over 6 years. While staying with family and friends helped her avoid living on the streets, not having a permanent place to call her own had been a major cause of stress in her life, yet she never stopped working. Many nights Latrice did not […]

A Combination of the Two Best Things

Mingus is a funny, compassionate, and driven Minneapolis resident. He worked at Lunds for over 10 years while earning his Associate’s Degree of Liberal Arts but knew he wanted to give more back to his community. Since September of 2014, Mingus has been an important contributor to the team at Mayflower Early Childhood Center, a […]