Minnesota Independence College and Community

A nonprofit organization

$47,228 raised by 77 donors

63% complete

$75,000 Goal

MICC Participant Kari shares, “growing up was very hard. I didn’t have lots of friends and I really didn’t have any future goals." As Kari’s journey continues, you see that is no longer Kari’s experience, having learned the skills at MICC to open doors previously closed to her. She is living independently in a house with a roommate, has been gainfully employed with the same company for 13 years, and has a vibrant social life. In Kari’s words, she’s “beaten the odds”.

MICC helps participants, like Kari, achieve their goals and overcome obstacles. Current research reflects that only 1/3 of individuals on the autism spectrum attend any postsecondary education. Further, less than half of individuals on the autism spectrum hold paid employment within four years of graduating high school and 87% continue to live with their parents.

The outcomes for MICC participants are vastly different; they live independently and maintain their independence with support from MICC, as needed. College Program participants receive an average of 434 classes in independent living skills each year and Community Program participants receive an average of 50 hours of independent living services each month. Like Kari, 98% of work-eligible participants are employed and our Careers Program increased the number of employers of MICC participants by 74% in the past year. 

We need people like you, who are passionate about the work MICC is doing, to invest in our vision of a world where individuals on the autism spectrum and those with learning differences thrive and are valued. MICC champions individuals on the autism spectrum and with learning differences; you can join us by making a gift today.

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Minnesota Independence College and Community

other names

MICC

Tax id (EIN)

41-1814112

Categories

Education Community

Address

7501 Logan Ave S Suite 2A
Richfield, MN 55423

Phone

612-869-4008

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