Since 2007, Atomic Data, an information technology firm based in Minneapolis, has maintained an unwavering partnership with Lifeworks Services. From being an employer to providing in-kind technology support and donating funds, Atomic Data is an incredible partner to and advocate for Lifeworks.
Atomic Data first connected with Lifeworks through their late co-founder, Jim Wolford, and his passion for the Lifeworks mission. A known philanthropist in the Twin Cities, Jim wanted to invest in Lifeworks any way he could – personally and through Atomic Data.
In 2008, Atomic Data began employing people with disabilities supported by Lifeworks. These employees have found integrated, community employment with natural supports within Atomic Data and have positively impacted the company and their coworkers. Atomic Data has committed to paying employees with disabilities at least minimum wage since they started partnering with Lifeworks – well before we stopped renewing our subminimum wage certificate.
As information technology experts, Atomic Data has generously provided over sixteen years of in-kind bandwidth for our technology labs at our day support centers, allowing clients to learn and practice computer skills. Atomic Data also provides information technology support for all Lifeworks locations, ensuring our systems and infrastructure are safe, secure, and functioning.
The company, stewarded by Jim Wolford’s philanthropic drive, has also significantly invested in Lifeworks and our mission. In 16 years of partnering, Atomic Data has helped raise over $750,000 for the Lifeworks mission and introduced 888 people to Lifeworks through our Annual Celebration.
Thank you, Atomic Data, for your dedication and advocacy for disability inclusion and employment. You have made an incredible impact on our work and partnership with people with disabilities for the past 16 years!