Metro Work Center works with consumers to maximize their participation in 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 and Denny’s are within walking distance. Other restaurants abound in the area. The East Lake Public Library is next to the Metro Work Center and is a popular destination. Most days find a few individual consumers 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 consumers participate in community events and volunteer in the neighborhood, when such opportunities arise.