The Arc of Palm Beach County is getting some hands-on help. Thanks to a grant from Volunteer Florida, The Arc is recruiting AmeriCorps members who are ready to make a difference.
The Arc of Palm Beach County is one of 38 programs throughout Florida to receive funding from Volunteer Florida. The nonprofit is getting $148,211 in grant money to recruit and train AmeriCorps members as mentors for adults and youth with disabilities. Service members receive a living allowance up to $6,000, and may qualify for educational awards to pay for college. AmeriCorps members will join the team at The Arc to help individuals improve their work-related skills, become more independent, and achieve self-sufficiency.
“The team at The Arc is devoted to improving the lives of people with developmental disabilities. This grant allows us to expand our programming and improve the quality of the services we provide,” said Kimberly McCarten, president and CEO of The Arc of Palm Beach County. “We are excited to welcome AmeriCorps members who want to advance our goal of acceptance and inclusion of all people.”
About The Arc of Palm Beach County
The Arc of Palm Beach County has been improving the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities, and their families, through services, education, and advocacy since 1958. The Arc supports programs throughout Palm Beach County that reach more than 2,800 families each year.
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