A man smiles outside of the Einstein Bros. Bagels shop where he works.

A man smiles outside of the Einstein Bros. Bagels shop where he works.At Community Involvement Programs (CIP), we provide innovative, employment-focused supports to assist adults with a wide range of disabilities to find and maintain regular employment, at regular businesses, and at fair wages.

We have expertise in providing flexible, individualized employment supports — from start to finish — to people with intellectual/developmental disabilities, severe and persistent mental illness, traumatic brain injuries, physical disabilities, and sensory impairments. Our goal is to develop customized jobs in the community that capitalize on each individual’s interests, abilities, and personal goals.

We Believe in Employment First

Community Involvement Programs takes pride in our commitment to an Employment First philosophy (PDF). We believe that employment should be the first and preferred option for working-aged adults who have disabilities, just as it is for other adults in our society. We work hard to reinforce the expectation that adults with disabilities can and should be contributing members of their communities, and employment is one of the best ways to accomplish this mission.

We invite you to learn more about the ways in which we support employment for everyone. The employment services we provide for each individual may include any or all of the following:

Have questions for us?

For additional information, please contact Andraya Reichel, SES Manager, at 612.353.4595 ext. 106 or areichel@cipmn.org. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.