The mission of AccessAbility, Inc. is to provide opportunities for self-sufficiency for people with barriers to employment and community inclusion.
Review Completed: 12/10/2010
360 Hoover Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
||Barbara Arnold, President
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Most Recent 990
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· In 2009, AccessAbility, Inc. provided services to 652, up 2.5% from the previous year. Wages earned, retention rates and career advancement goals were exceeded.
· In our Project Connect program, the average placement wage was $9.25/hour, with 97% still working in their original position after 90 days, 91% after 180 days and 70% after a year.
· More than 60 percent of people served in 2009 were of a diverse background with over 90 percent of those individuals being African or African American.
· AAI Secure Docs, our secure document conversion and destruction business, was recently awarded several state and city contracts that provide long-term, consistent work opportunities for people in our programs.
· AccessAbility has developed a workforce solution for employers, a “business within a business.” We provide leadership, training and reporting while delivering a finished product or service to them. This model provides real life experience in another work environment and demonstrates to the workers the expectations of employers. It also shows the business the capabilities of the workers. The result is often the hiring of the workers into permanent jobs.
· AccessAbility’s business line, Imagine Design, provided over 35,000 hours of work for individuals in our paid training programs.
· New commercial business contracts were developed toward the later part of the year that will continue to grow over the next three years.
· Meet basic needs to improve financial stability by providing immediate work and training for individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment in AccessAbility’s three programs: Day Training and Habilitation (DTH) for individuals who were born with a developmental disability; Extended Employment (EE) for those who incurred an illness or injury later in life; and Project Connect, our transitional, welfare-to-work program. Results are long-term and life-changing.
· Continue our collaboration with 25 partners including government agencies, businesses, and other nonprofit organizations to address each client’s issues as they work toward self-sufficiency.
· Effective utilization of DTH and EE contracts.
· Develop at least one new stream for Project Connect funding.
· Maximize consumer wages through training, job assignment and assistive technology.
· Establish and implement an effective Development Committee.
· Develop Community Employment opportunities for a minimum of 20 additional individuals.
· Secure a minimum of three new business customers at a $100,000 annual run rate to increase work/training hours.
· Establish and implement an effective Business Advisory Committee.
· Implement a revised Quality Improvement Plan.
· Introduce two new product lines for Imagine Design.
· Complete first phase implementation of Vertex software.
· Maintain turnover at 10 percent or less.
Community or Constituency Served
Adults with disabilities and other barriers to employment.
Geographic Area Served
Seven county Twin Cities metropolitan area
Impact and Programs
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|Based on information provided on 2007 to 2009