Minnesota Independence College and Community

Mission Statement

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

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments MICC expanded our campus and opened a Career Center, which includes additional space for offices and classrooms. This fall, we welcomed our largest College student body of 55 students – our capacity for the foreseeable future. Moreover, our Community program is in a significant growth trend and is at an all-time high with 75 members. MICC strives for excellence in everything we do, and students now have more options for skill development and career pathways within the Careers program, which now includes four certifications Culinary, Health Services, Hospitality, and Retail. 98% of MICC Community members who are in the workforce are employed and the job retention rate is a 3-year average. For the past three years, 96% of our College seniors have graduated with employment. The College program realized high student retention for the second year in a row due, in large part, to new financial-assistance opportunities that provide more options for families to consider when enrolling a family member.
Current Goals MICC has recognized continued growth as we fill an important gap in services within the special-needs community and the local workforce. We will be incorporating transitional supports for our College seniors as they prepare to graduate and enter the 'real world.' We are researching the opportunity to expand our Community program and continue high quality in programming for all MICC programs.
Community or Constituency Served Individuals (young adults and adults) and their families impacted by the autism spectrum or learning differences.
Geographic Area Served MICC is located in the Twin Cities area in Richfield, Minnesota. The vast majority of our graduates choose to stay in the nearby area to be able to participate in our lifelong Community program. Undergraduate students' families come from all over the United States.

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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 01/22/2020

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7501 Logan Ave S, Ste 2A
Richfield, MN 55423
Phone: 612-869-4008
Website: miccommunity.org

General Information

Alternative Name: MICC, Minnesota Life College, MLC
EIN: 41-1814112
Principal Staff: Amy Gudmestad
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 56
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: 154
Ruling Year: 1996


Board Chair: Mark Ziegler
Number of Board Members: 15
Board Meetings with Quorum: 8
Average Member Attendance: 11.6

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