Educational Institutions

MINNESOTA INDEPENDENCE COLLEGE AND COMMUNITY

Learn Skills. Experience Life.

Quick Facts

aka MICC, MLC, Minnesota Life College

Richfield, MN

Mission

The mission of Minnesota Independence College and Community is to transform the lives of individuals and families affected by the autism spectrum and learning differences.

Ruling Year

1996

Executive Director

Amy Gudmestad

Main Address

7501 Logan Ave South # 2A

Richfield, MN 55423 USA

Formerly Known As

Minnesota Life College

Keywords

Post secondary, Transition, learning disabilities, Aspergers, Autism, Independent Living, vocational skills training, employment,

EIN

41-1814112

 Number

2900399718

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Specialized Education Institutions/Schools for Visually or Hearing Impaired, Learning Disabled (B28)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Community Living Program

Undergraduate Program

Summer Internship Program

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of clients served

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

People with learning disabilities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of program graduates

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

People with learning disabilities

Related program

Undergraduate Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of participants who gain employment

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

MICC's vision is a world where individuals on the autism spectrum and with learning differences thrive and are valued.

MICC educate individuals so they may learn skills and experience life. MICC students and graduates achieve sustained, independent living; rewarding employment; financial security; personal growth; and responsible citizenship. MICC adapts, evaluates, and continuously improves their methods, recognizing and valuing each individual’s skills, contributions, and dreams. MICC champions their students and graduates, carry their successes into the world, and collaborate with others in service of their vision.

Through the ever-evolving MICC curriculum, passionate administrative and direct service staff and a wide network of contributors, and a focus on parternships, MICC is capable of meeting its goals.

MICC knows it is making progress through the graduation of our College students, observing independent living skills, our student/graduate employment rate and the growth of our programs.

Since 1996, MICC has been graduating College students and growing the lifelong Community program. As access to financial assistance for students has increased so has the demand for our programs. Over the past five years MICC's staff, students and graduates have grown significantly. MICC will be focusing on building out our infrastructure in order to serve more students and graduates. MICC will be doing this through a senior model curriculum, internal efficiency development and system wide technology enhancements, facility improvements, and an expansion of staffing.

External Reviews

Financials

MINNESOTA INDEPENDENCE COLLEGE AND COMMUNITY

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Not Applicable

Organizational Demographics

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? This organization has voluntarily shared information to answer this important question and to support sector-wide learning. GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/31/2020

Leadership

No data

Race & Ethnicity

Gender Identity

Sexual Orientation

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Disability

Equity Strategies

Last updated: 03/31/2020

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data

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We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
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We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
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We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
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We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
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We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.

Policies and processes

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We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
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We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
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We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
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We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
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We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
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We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
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We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.