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AccessAbility, Inc.

The mission of AccessAbility, Inc. is to provide opportunities for self-sufficiency for people with barriers to employment and community inclusion.

Mission Statement
Review Completed: 12/11/2013
360 Hoover Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Phone: 612-331-5958
Fax: 612-331-2448
EIN 41-0735909
Principal Staff Barbara Arnold, President/CEO
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE) 73
Number of Volunteers 129
Number of Clients Served 604
Donated Goods Accepts donated goods
Tags / Keywords Nonprofit Services, Disabilities, Aging Adult Services
General Information
Board Chair Bruce Groves
Number of Board Members 11
Board meetings with quorum 4
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 10
Publicly Available Documents Most Recent 990
Most Recent Audit
• In 2012, AccessAbility, Inc. provided services to 579 individuals. Wages earned, retention rates and career advancement goals were exceeded. • In our Project Connect program, the average placement wage was $10.13/hour, with 98% still working in their original position after 90 days, 95% after 180 days and 91% after one year. • Nearly 60 percent of people served in 2012 were of a diverse background with 66 percent of those individuals being African or African American. • AAI Secure Docs, our secure document destruction business, was recently awarded extensions on 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 business customers. 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 44,000 hours of work for individuals in our paid training programs. • New commercial business contracts were developed.
Current Goals
• 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 (DT&H) 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 29 partners including government agencies, businesses, and other nonprofit organizations to address each client’s issues as they work toward self-sufficiency. • Effective utilization of DT&H 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. • Implement a revised Quality Improvement Plan. • Introduce two new product lines for Imagine Design. • 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

3 Year Average Expenses

Program Services: $4,191,780 76.6%
Management: $1,230,220 22.5%
Fundraising: $50,507 .9%

Unrestricted Net Assets

2012 2011 2010
End of Year: $1,532,609 $1,046,792 $863,591
Beginning of Year $1,046,792 $863,591 $741,111
Difference $485,817 $183,201 $122,480
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 $1,532,609
Based on information provided on 2010 to 2012
From the Charity AccessAbility, Inc. is proud to have met, once again, the standards of the Charities Review Council. The Board of Directors, Management and Staff are committed to achieving the highest level of accountability in governance, financial activity and public disclosure/fundraising. By adhering to the policies required by the council, AccessAbility provides donors, families and those that we serve with the assurance of fiscal responsibility and ethical standards.
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