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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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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Well, well, how about us! SRQ Magazine readers voted Rise & Nye's Best of SRQ Local Platinum(!) in two (yup, two) categories - coffee and ice cream. We are honored and humbled and thrilled for our amazing team members. Thank you everyone for recognizing our mission and for enjoying our coffee and ice cream!
#inclusion #InclusionRevolution #Sarasota #abilities #bestof2022 #icecreamsarasota #coffeesarasota

Vaughn (and Neko the Doodle Dog) are both excited for The Great Ice Cream Eating Championship next Saturday. Youth and adult divisions. Sign up today! Registration link in bio. #sarasota #inclusionrevolution #inclusion #abilities #icecreamsarasota #fun4all ...

Sarasota’s Great Ice Cream Eating Championship is happening at Rise & Nye’s on May 21. Sign up today (registration link in bio)! Adult and youth divisions. Big prizes. Big fun. #sarasota #icecream #inclusion #inclusionrevolution ...

In walks Matt and Kelley blurts out, “he’s so tall!” Probably not the first time he heard that… Thanks, Matt for recognizing our mission and for supporting our amazing team members. #inclusion #inclusionrevolution #sarasota #hessotall #abilities ...

How about this?! Kristi decided to donate the $ she earned from the sale of her painting back to our supporting nonprofit, Inclusion Revolution. Wow! Thank you, Kristi! #generosity #inclusionrevolution #inclusion #sarasota #nonprofit ...

Calling all ice cream lovers! Show us "what cha got" on May 21st at the Rise & Nye's Great Ice Cream Eating Championship (Spring 2022 edition). A $20 entry fee (supports our nonprofit, Inclusion Revolution) gives contestants the opportunity to win an array of spectacular prizes along with the pride of being named Sarasota’s Ice Cream Eating Champ. Two age divisions. You'll have 4 minutes to eat as much ice cream as you can. Sign up. Be a winner. Support our amazing team members. #ChooseToInclude #sarasota #InclusionRevolution #inclusion #eatingcompetition
Link in bio to register.

Nick and Ian had a blast serving ice cream, cookies, coffee and hot chocolate at the Fruitville Elementary School Autism Acceptance night last week. We love events! #inclusionrevolution #inclusion #sarasota #abilities #catering #acceptance ...

The Giving Challenge is winding down with just three hours to go. There’s still time to support our amazing Rise & Nye’s team members by donating to our nonprofit, Inclusion Revolution (link in bio). Your $25-$100 contribution will be matched by The Patterson Foundation. #inclusionrevolution #inclusion #jobs #dignity #abilities #wechoosetoinclude #givingchallenge2022 #betheone ...

We’ve been busy catering events all around Sarasota. Thanks to the residents at Mark Sarasota for being so welcoming and thanks to Ellerie and Caleb for doing such a great job! And how about a round of applause for Miss Maxine, our hip catering tricycle?!
#inclusion #inclusionrevolution #sarasota #jobs #dignity #abilities