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MDI Elects Two New Board Members

MDI, a Minnesota-based nonprofit social enterprise with the mission to serve people with and without disabilities by offering inclusive employment opportunities and services, elected two new board members – Rhonda Graves, Retired 3M Chief Diversity Officer and Head of Talent Acquisition, and Jonathan Palmer, Executive Director of Hallie Q. Brown Community Center, Inc. Grave’s experience increases the organizations’ inclusion and diversity knowledge,...

Work Skills 101 Minneapolis Celebration

Research conducted by the Stanford Research Institute International and the Carnegie Melon Foundation, found that 75% of long-term job success depends on ‘people skills’ or ‘soft skills’, while only 25% on technical knowledge. Understanding the importance of these skills and how they contribute to regional workforce development has led MDI to pioneer Work Skills 101.

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A Stroke Won't Keep Him Down

Korey was a healthy, young man, just 23 years old when he suffered a major stroke. He spent five months between the hospital and rehab center to regain movement in his back. He was then discharged and moved in with his sister for a year. Korey wanted to work; he wanted to support himself and to be independent again. He found a job washing dishes at a small café, and later...

Week 4: National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Every day, people with disabilities can and do make important contributions to businesses.

Rather than be defined by their disability, these individuals are the sum of their many life roles -- which includes working at a job they love. MDI creates self-sufficiency by providing meaningful work in an inclusive environment, with nearly half of the...

Helping Hands

You remember your last big conference, right? You arrived and grabbed a coffee and a tote bag containing the materials you’d refer to throughout the event. As the keynote speaker was being introduced, you dipped into the bag and retrieved the day’s agenda, a pen, and a pad of paper, all imprinted with conference branding. A few hundred of your fellow conference participants got identical bags stuffed with the same stack of materials.

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4 Ways Packaging Can Fulfill Needs

October is National Disabilities Employment Awareness month and a good time to remind packaging professionals of their options in providing jobs and fostering new career paths for qualified people who face barriers to employment because of disabilities.

 Three years ago, Packaging Digest recognized this occasion by profiling the new-at-the-time...

Measuring our humanity: the disability equality index

Like cream, Minnesota always rises to the top in quality-of-life rankings. Our virtues were validated again when the U.S. News & World Report recently ranked Minnesota second in the nation for opportunity. Yes, opportunity. In the case of U.S. News, it’s a catchall term for indicators of upward mobility.

For people with disabilities, opportunity affords hope. It’s a big, buoyant word that promises dignity, self-reliance and...

Week 3: National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Every day, people with disabilities can and do make important contributions to businesses.

Rather than be defined by their disability, these individuals are the sum of their many life roles -- which includes working at a job they love. MDI creates self-sufficiency by providing meaningful work in an inclusive environment, with nearly half of the...

Week 2 Recap: National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Every day, people with disabilities can and do make important contributions to businesses.

Rather than be defined by their disability, these individuals are the sum of their many life roles -- which includes working at a job they love. MDI creates self-sufficiency by providing meaningful work in an inclusive environment, with nearly half of the...

Week 1 Recap: National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Every day, people with disabilities can and do make important contributions to businesses.

Rather than be defined by their disability, these individuals are the sum of their many life roles -- which includes working at a job they love. MDI creates self-sufficiency by providing meaningful work in an inclusive environment, with nearly half of the...

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