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pdf Golfers Chip In to Help People with Disabilities at The Arc

The winner’s circle at The Arc Invitational is less about skill and more about heart. Every swing at the annual tournament helps to improve the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities, and their families. Golfers teed off at The Arc’s 2021 tournament on Monday, April 12 at The Dye Preserve Golf Club in Jupiter.

pdf The Arc Creates Champions of Change

The Arc of Palm Beach County is building leaders in disability inclusion and advocacy. The nonprofit has graduated its first class from the Champions of Change Learning Series. The new initiative, which promotes personal and professional growth, aligns with The Arc’s culture of caring, innovation, empowerment, and acceptance.

pdf Charting The Course to Acceptance

Supporters of The Arc of Palm Beach County got an extraordinary view of the Palm Beach International Boat Show. On Sunday, March 28, the nonprofit hosted brunch on the 9,000-square-foot Mansion Yacht.

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The Arc graduated its first team cohorts from the Champions of Change Learning Series on April 1! The Leadership Team worked with Alonzo Kelly, a nationally recognized Strategic Leadership Partner, to develop Champions of Change exclusively for The Arc to build on and sustain our culture of caring, innovation, empowerment, and acceptance.

pdf The Arc Unveils Landmark Projects

March is National Disability Awareness Month, a time to celebrate the diversity, talents, and lives of people with disabilities. This month, and all year long, The Arc of Palm Beach County works to connect people with disabilities to the greater community to build understanding and trust that leads to inclusion and acceptance.

pdf The Arc Names New Board Chair for 2021

The Arc of Palm Beach County has named Kurt Gehring as its new board chair. Gehring, the founder, president, and CEO of the Gehring Group, will lead the Board of Trustees for the next two years.

pdf Wild Pants Raises Nearly $90,000

The Arc transformed its annual fundraiser adding a 2020 twist. Supporters stepped out in their sassiest slacks for the WILD Pants fundraiser bringing in $89,000. Traditionally, The Arc recruited men from the community to model colorful pants in an effort to raise money to support programs for people with disabilities. This year, participants of all ages and genders were asked to make, decorate, or buy tricked-out trousers to battle for the championship title.

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The Arc is entering 2021 with optimism and bold plans for the future. The year 2020 was difficult for The Arc, our team members, the amazing children, families, and clients that we are privileged to serve, and our community. Yet Team Arc led with innovation and determination, creating opportunities for our agency not only to continue to provide stellar services, but also to position ourselves for future growth and success.

pdf The Arc Receives Grant for Community Inclusion Program

The Arc of Palm Beach County aims to build acceptance. That includes ensuring that every child, regardless of their abilities, has access to out-of-school time (OST) programs in Palm Beach County. Thanks to a continued grant from Prime Time Palm Beach County, youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities will have improved access to quality afterschool and summer programs.

pdf The Arc's President Recognized as Community Giant

Kimberly McCarten consistently leads The Arc of Palm Beach County to new heights as its president and CEO. So tremendous are the nonprofit’s achievements that the Inner City Youth Golfers organization has named McCarten a Community Giant, recognizing her contributions to the future and to the stability of children in the community.

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