News and Events

What 14c is and Why It Is Important to Keep Commensurate Wage Work

August 30, 2022

At Achieve we believe in offering a wide range of employment options, and honoring the choices our participants make. Accordingly, we provide opportunities to work in competitive jobs out in the community, usually with a job coach who provides assistance as needed. And for some, we provide work on-site at Achieve, where participants can work…

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…

Upcoming and recent events

Enjoy a fun performance by our band, Dance at Your Own Risk (DAYOR). DAYOR is performing tomorrow, Friday, December 2nd at 12:00 p.m. at Northtown Mall in the Becker Middle Court. Check out another great song of theirs. We can't wait for it! 🎵 ... See MoreSee Less
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'Tis the season for Toys for Joy! Achieve is participating in collecting toys for our neighbors in Anoka County who are in need this holiday season. The deadline to bring toys is through Wednesday, December 14th. We have a collection bin in our lobby for toys. Thank you to those who have donated. 😊 ... See MoreSee Less
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Area Red made some Christmas cookies! ... See MoreSee Less
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Tomorrow is Cyber Monday! Just a friendly reminder that if you'll be ordering items off Amazon to use the Amazon Smile website to easily support Achieve. Just login with your same Amazon credentials on, select Achieve Services, Inc. as your nonprofit of choice, do your usual shopping, and 0.5% of eligible purchases will be donated to Achieve. It's a win-win! ... See MoreSee Less
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Save the date! In one week, Achieve's very own band, Dance at Your Own Risk (DAYOR) will be performing at Northtown Mall on Friday, December 2nd at 12:00 p.m. in the Becker Middle Court. The last time we performed at the Northtown Mall was in 2019 so we're very excited to be back. Dance At Your Own Risk is a band that started in 2013 at Achieve Services. Since that time, 18 Achieve participants with disabilities have written and recorded over 100 original songs. Dance At Your Own Risk has produced eight CDs, performed many live shows, been featured in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, ABC newspapers, Channel 5 Eyewitness News, Twin Cities Live, and performed on KFAI. The band received the MOHR 2020 Life Enrichment Award. Check out this awesome song as a preview! ... See MoreSee Less
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