Category Arts & Culture

More Than Just a Meal

Food is both a biological necessity and a social centerpiece; it holds a special kind of power that can create agency and joyful engagement. Twice a week, a group from Community Involvement Programs  has the wonderful opportunity to spend the day cooking. Here’s a look into what we do! First, we work together to choose […]

Simply Jane

Simply Jane Studio & ArtAble is a garden themed paint studio where everything exudes creativity. You’ll find inspiration everywhere you look, from the tables and chairs to the ceiling fans and floors, which includes countless masterpieces by studio artists as well as the public. Even the least creative, grumpiest of people would be sure to […]

IHOP, Skip and a Jump

Pam is a hard and dedicated worker. She has spent the last year working with her Employment Consultant, Emily, learning about job possibilities in her community. For the past five years, Pam worked at IHOP in Bloomington, but recently decided to leave that position and really focus on her process of exploring her skills and […]

Morgan Shines at Simply Jane Studios

Morgan’s extensive resume and experience working with kids speaks for itself: an inclusion specialist for the YMCA, a camp counselor assistant for the YMCA, a paraprofessional in more than four elementary school environments, after school volunteer and a few volunteer opportunities working aside kids with autism. Anybody close to Morgan will tell you that every […]

Center of the Margins: A Festival Exploring the Complex World of Disability

It is that time of year again, when the Mixed Blood Theater in Minneapolis puts on the “Center of the Margins” festival, featuring plays about and by people with disabilities. People with disabilities get in free and can also receive free transportation to and from the shows. Everyone else can also get in free through showing up […]