Access Financial Services, Inc. has a strong commitment to the surrounding community. In addition to several smaller local non-profits, we support the work of the following organizations:
Summit Academy OIC
Located in the Heritage Park neighborhood of North Minneapolis, Summit Academy OIC is the only community-based vocational training and job placement program in North Minneapolis. In 1996, two well-established training and job placement programs, Twin Cities Opportunities Industrialization Center (TCOIC) and Two or More merged to form Summit Academy OIC. The merger created a stronger, more effective organization that has positively impacted the lives of thousands of individuals. Training is provided at no cost to students. Summit’s motto is ‘The best social service program in the world is a job.”
Visit their website to learn more: http://www.saoic.org
Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center
Founded in 1971, Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center was the first environmental learning center in the nation to be accredited as a K-12 school and is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in environmental education.
During the school year, more than 15,000 children, teachers and parent chaperones head to their campus to have their own adventure in learning. Their students come from all over, from more than 165 schools in communities across Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin because of their unique location – located south of the Boundary Waters and overlooking the North Shore of Minnesota’s Lake Superior.
Their broad spectrum of year-round environmental and outdoor learning programs for children, families, seniors and college students serve an additional 3,000 people each year, including their Summer Camps, Family Programs, Wilderness Trips, Road Scholar Programs, and Ecology Credit Camps.
Visit their website to learn more: http://www.wolf-ridge.org
University of Minnesota Foundation
The University of Minnesota Foundation supports students, faculty research and patient care. Gifts can be directed to any area of interest for ongoing support. Access Financial Services, Inc. currently supports medical research in the areas of leukemia, cancer and diabetes.
Visit their website to learn more: http://give.umn.edu
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
In 1883, twenty-five citizens of Minneapolis founded the Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts, committing them to bringing the arts into the life of their community. More than a century later, the museum they created, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, stands as a monument to a remarkable history of civic involvement and cultural achievement. The MIA is one of the largest arts educators in Minnesota. More than a half-million people visit the museum each year, and a hundred thousand more are reached through the museum’s Art Adventure program for elementary schoolchildren. The museum’s free general admission policy, public programs, classes for children and adults, and award-winning interactive media programs have helped to broaden and deepen this museum’s roots in the communities it serves.
Visit their website to learn more: http://new.artsmia.org
The Mayo Foundation is a charitable, not-for-profit corporation with a mission to provide the highest quality, compassionate care at a reasonable cost through a physician-led team of diverse people working together in clinical practice, education and research in a unified multi-campus system. More than 400,000 patients a year come to its outpatient clinics and hospitals in three states — Minnesota (Rochester), Florida (Jacksonville), and Arizona (Scottsdale).
Visit their website to learn more: http://www.mayoclinic.org