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Dance At Your Own Risk Releases 8th Album

February 2, 2021

Dance At Your Own Risk (DAYOR) has not let the pandemic stop them from making music. The band’s 8th album – Happy Holidays From Achieve Services 2020 – released in December and can be streamed wherever you listen to music. The album features 14 tracks with lyrics written by DAYOR members. Training Specialist and DAYOR…

Valuing Innovation

November 9, 2020

You may recognize Jenni if you’ve attended an Achieve Services’ fundraising event. She wheels around with a big smile selling raffle tickets. Jenni is one of 100 participants who has not been able to return to Achieve for in-person services. Innovation is one of Achieve Services’ four values, and the word innovative is also in…

Support Achieve this fall

August 28, 2020

Achieve has made some difficult decisions to ensure we keep our community safe and healthy this fall. Our Spring Gala, typically held in April, was postponed with the hope we would be able to gather in person this fall. Unfortunately, we still do not feel like meeting in person is the best option at this…

We Need Your Help

August 3, 2020

Achieve is currently facing the greatest challenge we’ve seen in our 56-year history. With the COVID-19 pandemic and mandated shutdowns, our revenues were zero for April and May and were about 10% of budget in June. With the unique operating restrictions the state has placed on us (3-hr days and no more than 50 people on…

Jameson and Tom pose together at Achieve's Fall Fundraiser

Last in line, still

July 22, 2020

By: Tom Weaver, Achieve CEO I was so encouraged to see Kirsten Swanson and KSTP’s investigative series entitled “Last in Line”, which clearly exposed the way the state has neglected the needs of people with disabilities, and I was hopeful that state policymakers would finally get the message.   However, that hope quickly turned to despair…

Members of Dance At Your Own Risk stand outside Acheive's entrance with MOHR President and Training Specialist Joe Loskota who is holding the award in his hands

Achieve Band Receives Award

July 21, 2020

Achieve Services’ resident band – Dance At Your Own Risk (DAYOR) – is a recipient of a 2020 Life Enrichment Award from The Minnesota Organization for Habilitation and Rehabilitation (MOHR) The award was presented by MOHR President Julie Johnson outside of Achieve on Monday. DAYOR was formed in 2013. After doing some research, Training Specialist…

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