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July 19, 2021

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Is ACR the ‘work home’ you’ve been looking for?

June 30, 2021

Earning a college degree is a big achievement. But the way isn’t always clear for everyone. Surveys show that 20-30% of new students are undecided on a major. Others go on to graduate and struggle to find a job with their chosen major. Does that sound familiar? You’re in good company. Several of our direct…

The Happiness Advantage

June 10, 2021

One way that ACR works to keep a positive working environment is by holding a monthly Positives Contest. There is a contest for Supervisors and Office Employees, and another for Direct Care staff. Employees are encouraged to send 2 (or more!) work related positives per day to a designated email, and a percentage is then…

ACR Job Fair Week

May 25, 2021

Join us for a week of Job, Internship, & Career Information and determine if working at ACR is the right fit for you! Chat with an ACR representative while enjoying a fun, covid-friendly environment with food and prizes. Event will be mostly outdoors if weather cooperates! June 14-18, 2021 Patio/Parking Lot @ ACR Homes/J.Arthur’s Coffee…

More than a stepping stone: ACR is a great place to build your career

May 21, 2021

We love our students. They always have and always will be a great asset to ACR Homes. They bring a high level of passion and care to our residents each and every day. We in turn help them because we can provide some of that entry-level clinical and patient experience that gives them a strong…

Mandi, Community Engagement Coordinator

May 12, 2021

Whether you’ve participated in company events, are enrolled in the Tuition Assistance Program, or are a Mentor at your home, you probably have had the pleasure of meeting Mandi Pederson. Mandi is our Community Engagement Coordinator and oversees the Mentorship Program, Tuition Assistance Program, and community event planning at both ACR and Athur’s. Mandi plays an essential role in making this…

Celebrating ACR Mothers & Daughters!

May 7, 2021

In honor of Mother’s Day this Sunday, May 9th, we caught up with some of our ACR Mother Daughter duos who share an ACR workplace! Each of these moms and daughters works at ACR- read on to read their unique stories. Maren & Kaitlynn Maren fills multiple hats at ACR, currently serving as float supervisor…

Intern Spotlight: Jordin Klar

April 30, 2021

Jordin facilitated an intervention in her home that resulted in a significant reduction in behaviors for her resident. See what she did and why! Attends: University of Minnesota Twin-Cities Major: Developmental Psychology Career Plans: Clinical Psychology “I’ve learned a lot of patience and people skills at ACR, and about person centered care. I’ve learned to…

7 great books about disabilities for National Reading Month

March 19, 2021

March is National Reading Month. If you’re looking for your next title, whether for yourself or to read with the kids, take a look at this collection of good reads that can help us all be better allies and advocates for people with disabilities. If at Birth You Don’t Succeed: My Adventures with Disaster and…

Pre-Health Info Session Lunch & Learn

March 18, 2021

Always the big question, how did you get into Med/OT/Nursing/PA School!?. We have some exciting info sessions the next two weeks where we are discussing these big questions with our very own ACR Residential Supervisors  who have been accepted into these programs! If you’re looking for tips and important information for your future grad school…

Intern Spotlight: Priya Kanajam

March 15, 2021

After starting a Direct Care job at ACR as a freshman at the University of Minnesota, Priya started her Internship at ACR as a senior after fulfilling years of direct care experience at her home. Attends: Senior at University of Minnesota- Twin Cities Major: Biology Career Path: pre-med “Starting to work at ACR was probably one of the…

What’s an Impact Project?

March 4, 2021

As applications roll in for our first Impact Year team, there is one question we wanted to expand on more…something we are so very excited about! An Impact Project is one of the requirements of the Impact Year, and it is truly one of the really fun parts. Through the course of the Impact Year,…