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Udac’s 50th Anniversary Dinner Celebration

August 20, 2019
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Thank You

Not many organizations have the privilege of serving their community for 50 years – and we are truly humbled by the support of our families, our donors, our volunteers and the list goes on. The evening began with guests enjoying live music from Zenith City Sharps, while they browsed the silent auction and sipped on…

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Udac’s Walk a Mile In Our Shoes Fundraiser

August 16, 2019
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Walk a Mile in Our Shoes Event

Join us at UMD’s Ward Wells Field House for Udac’s Walk a Mile In Our Shoes Fundraiser Saturday, September 21, 2019 9:00am – 11:00am UPDATE: Due to the weather, we will move indoors to the Ward Wells Field House •  University of Minnesota Duluth Parking: Gold Lot C This annual walk is an empowering event…

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Udac Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening Celebration July 9, 2019

July 10, 2019
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Udac Ribbon Cutting

Unforgettable! Phenomenal! Unbelievable! Thank you to everyone who has made this dream come true!  We had an incredible evening with over 200 guests at our official Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting ceremony.  The generous $3 million dollar gift from Joe & Nancy Bullyan has transformed our organization and we will be forever humbled and grateful.  Couldn’t…

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Customized Employment Opportunities at Udac

May 5, 2019
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Young woman working in laundry services

Udac is consistently investing in our community – especially when an individual is exploring employment opportunities. Recently, Chloe Tralle, an employment service coordinator at Udac, participated in a 3-week-training course through Griffin-Hammis Associates, the international leader in the evolution of Customized Employment.  Because of the extra credentialing that Tralle received, she is now is better…

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Reasor Properties buys Udac building

November 19, 2018
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Old Udac Building Aerial View

Reasor Properties, Inc. announced the purchase of the UDAC, Inc. building located at 500 E. 10th Street in Duluth. During the 1950s, this site was the home of Boston Shoes, and later became the National Tea Food Store. In later years, it was enlarged by adding the front building, contributing 10,000 square feet to the…

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MOHR Honors Sir Ben’s for Employing People with Disabilities

October 18, 2018
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Sir Benedicts Tavern Exterior

Nominated by Udac, Sir Benedict’s Tavern on the Lake has been named a 2018 Outstanding Disability Employer. For the last 10 years, Udac and Sir Ben’s have worked together to provide meaningful employment opportunities for people with disabilities. “In our employment services program, we do something called Discovery, where we work with the individual and we…

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Global Ewaste Solutions Donates Computers to Udac

October 9, 2018
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Karen Pionk accepting donation from Global Ewaste Solutions

  GlobalEwaste Solutions is committed to helping nonprofits achieve their missions through the donation of needed technology and computers. “Last fall, Udac volunteered to help at our collection event, and through our connection, we learned that they were in need of a Technology Lab at their facility.” states Dave Potter, Global Ewaste Solutions. “Through a…

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UMD Malosky Stadium Hosts “Walk a Mile”

September 18, 2018
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Walk a Mile in Our Shoes Event

  If you want to get out and exercise with some UMD athletes, Saturday is your chance! The 11th annual Walk a Mile in Our Shoes fundraiser is coming up on Saturday. Organized by UDAC, the event at UMD’s Malosky Stadium raises money to help people of all abilities. This year, instead of the STEPS Fitness…

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Udac Announces a $3 Million Donation

June 26, 2018
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Front Entrance to Joseph and Nancy Bullyan Center for Udac

Joseph and Nancy Bullyan gifted Udac with a humbling $3 million dollar donation to purchase a new building, and plans are underway to begin transitioning the agency to its new facility. “Joseph and Nancy Bullyan’s gift is transformational in support of Udac’s mission and vision,” says Karen Herman, Executive Director of Udac. “We are truly…

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Outstanding Disability Employer Awards: Sir Benedict’s Tavern on the Lake with Udac

February 19, 2018
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Sir Benedicts Tavern News Clip

An individual from Udac performs janitorial work at Sir Ben’s Tavern on the Lake, which is on Lake Superior. He previously served on a crew here with one other individual and a job coach from Udac. “Sir Ben’s Owner Josh Stotts displays compassionate understanding when working directly with his staff, said John McLoughlin, employment services…

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