Blog Posts from November 2017


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MDI - Finalist In Community Impact Award

MDI has been named a finalist in the 2018 Minnesota Business Community Impact Awards for Social Enterprise work.

The Community Impact Award honors businesses, social enterprise organizations, nonprofits, initiatives and individuals making a significant impact on communities in Minnesota. The "Social Enterprise" category recognizes...

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...