Tag Archives: Inclusion

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 […]

Making “The Works” Work

“I like to think of my colleagues as a second family,” is what Aaron Myers had to say about his job at The Works in Bloomington, MN. The Works is an interactive museum that makes learning about science and engineering interesting, understandable and fun. Using hands-on activities, real tools, and everyday materials, The Works teaches […]

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 […]

Richfield’s Newest Customer Service Star

Lunds in Richfield prides itself on its employees. Their website states, “Our employees are chosen for their expertise and dedicated to giving customers the best shopping experience possible.” Luckily for Richfield residents, they have the privilege of being served by Lunds’ newest Courtesy Clerk, Laura B.   When Laura started working at the Richfield Lunds in […]

Building Financial Freedom

Growing up, Jonathan helped his father doing jobs as an assistant on construction job sites–he enjoyed the wide range of work that was done at those sites. Since then, he has thought often about re-entering the construction industry and the about the financial stability that could come with it. Although for years, this seemed to be […]

Stocking Social Capital

Abdul has always been ready to work. He always has a smile on his face and is ready to take on any challenge. After high school, he worked a few short seasonal positions in the Twin Cities, but couldn’t find full time employment. Since joining Community Involvement Programs, he’s had several part-time positions,  but had […]