Community Participation

Metro Work Center works with individuals to maximize their engagement with the community. Our Center location is close to shops, stores, and the city bus and light rail lines. Travel training provides a skill set that many of our participants explore. We have a direct bus route or light rail line to the airport, the Mall of America, or downtown Minneapolis. Target, Cub, Walgreen's, Denny's and many other businesses are within walking distance. Lake Bde Maka Ska is on the bus line and the summer months bring ample opportunity for outdoor fitness activities. The renovated East Lake Public Library is right next door to Metro Work Center and is a popular destination. Most days you could find a few individuals choosing a soda from McDonalds or a cup of coffee from Dunn Brothers, as part of a neighborhood outing. Our location is very accessible to the community; and our neighbors are open and friendly to our inclusion in the fabric of the area.

In addition to interacting with the community as service users, the individuals participate in community events and volunteer in the neighborhood, when such opportunities arise.