PACER Center, Inc.

Mission Statement

Mission Statement: PACER Center enhances the quality of life and expands opportunities for children, youth, and young adults with all disabilities and their families so each person can reach his or her highest potential. PACER operates on the principles of parents helping parents, supporting families, promoting a safe environment for all children, and working in collaboration with others.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments PACER Center continued to provide projects that serve children and young adults with disabilities and their families and the professionals who work with them, through more than 30 different projects. PACER Center responded to more than 45,000 calls and requests for information. The PACESETTER newsletter has a circulation of over 134,000, and the PACER websites had more than 2.2 million visits.
Current Goals PACER's overall goal continues to be to improve the lives of children and help all children achieve their full potential. Individual programs have many, various goals; they depend on specific project objectives.
Community or Constituency Served Parents, families, children, young adults, and the professionals who serve them.
Geographic Area Served Variety of statewide programs, national projects, and websites.

Reports & Finances

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Programs for Students and Professionals:
National Programs and Technical Assistance:
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Program Services
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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 04/03/2018

This date is representative of when we completed our initial Accountability Wizard® nonprofit review, and provided the organization with their results. This review is good for three years from the date provided
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8161 Normandale Blvd.
Mpls, MN 55437
Phone: 952 838-9000

General Information

Alternative Name: PACER, PACER Center
EIN: 41-1306304
Principal Staff: Paula Goldberg
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 60
Number of Volunteers: 700
Number of Clients: Over 45,000 requests for assistance; over 134,000 newsletters mailed ; 2.2 million visits to websites
Ruling Year: 1980


Board Chair: Matthew Woods
Number of Board Members: 23
Board Meetings with Quorum: 5
Average Member Attendance: 14.8

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