A coffee and ice cream shop with a mission!
Inclusion. Jobs. Dignity.


At Rise & Nye's, we provide secure, successful jobs which in turn help our employees form meaningful friendships with their peers; live independently; improve their public speaking, develop self-advocacy and communication skills; and feel valued and included by society. We celebrate and honor their special abilities!

It's an Inclusion Revolution!


Integrated employment,
front and center

For too long, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have been kept in the shadows. Rise & Nye's is about inclusion, acceptance and opportunity for all. Visit us in our awesome flagship shop, right in the middle of downtown Sarasota, Florida.

Dignity and Respect


Great coffee and ice cream in an inspiring environment

Slow down, enjoy delicious coffee and gourmet ice cream treats while you spend time with our amazing Rise & Nye's team members.

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Join Rise & Nye's
in the
Inclusion Revolution

It took a vision and a village to establish and cultivate our coffee and ice cream shop, Rise & Nye's. Many thanks to our generous partners.

  • Jobs
  • Dignity
  • Respect
  • Acceptance


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You should probably sign up today for the Rise & Nye`s Big Beignet Eating Championship Spring `23 edition. We had an epic battle last fall complete with a 1-minute "sudden death" round to weed out the winner.

Grab your family and friends, eat beignets, have some fun, and support our amazing Rise & Nye`s team members. April 1st, 11am sharp(ish).

#sarasota #eatingcontest #nonprofit #beignetsallday #inclusion #inclusionrevolution Signup link in bio…

3-2-1. It`s World Down Syndrome Day. Join us today (and every day) to create a single global voice to advocate for the rights, inclusion and well being of people with Down syndrome.

Enjoy a cup of coffee at Rise & Nye`s today for just $3.21.

#withusnotforus #worlddownsyndromeday #inclusion #InclusionRevolution

Joey wins today (and his sister came in second). Happy St. Paddy’s from the whole Rise & Nye’s gang. #abilities #sarasota #inclusion #inclusionrevolution #sarasotacoffeeshop #sarasotaicecream #greenisin ...

House-made whipped cream gets the Joey Jump. #inclusionrevolution #inclusion #sarasota #abilities #joeysurecanjump ...